Indoor cycling TSS

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  • #68142

    When the weather is particularly awful, or when my schedule is really bad during the daylight hours, and never more than once a week, I do my aerobic day by indoor cycling. I usually 1.5-2x the workout duration, since biking is easier and it doesn’t tire me as much as running/hiking. How should I adjust the TSS to account for the different type of workout?
    For example, this week I did 1hr25m of indoor cycling at my aerobic threshold, instead of 45m of run/walk progression. What should the TSS be for that?

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    Coach on #68145

    This is where hrTSS is super helpful. I would just use whatever your hrTSS is giving you for that day on the bike and not adjust it any further. Since hrTSS is the same metric for hiking, biking, running, skiing ect… you can use it for different sports and get accurate data. The only time you need to adjust TSS is for strength training, weighted pack hikes or days you are getting in a lot of vertical ft.

    Does that make sense?

    Silviana Ciurea Ilcus on #68150

    Can you remind me what hrTSS is and what is the difference between it and TSS? I attended the talk on Tuesday but there was a lot of info for a newbie like me and I’m afraid I must have missed the more nuanced points.

    Coach on #68151

    Yes! I would also recommend re-watching for more detail too. TSS=training stress score, we give strength a TSS or if you manually put in a number it comes up just as TSS. There is also rTSS(running Training Stress Score) which is determined on pace and hrTSS (is heart rate Training Stress Score) which uses your HR to determine the score. HrTSS is more accurate for endurance athletes who are hiking, biking, running to keep a constant metric across sports.

    Does that make sense?

    Silviana Ciurea Ilcus on #68152

    Yes, that makes a ton of sense now!! Thanks so much!!

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