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sh-gsh-g Posts: 30
Hi guys,

Am I correct in saying that if a TSS is for example 69/74 then the effort wasn't enough?

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  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 8,643
    sh-g wrote:
    Hi guys,

    Am I correct in saying that if a TSS is for example 69/74 then the effort wasn't enough?

    I'm pretty sure that is correct, ie if your ERG trainer has had a bit of lag in picking up the effort, or you've backed off for a bit here and there for whatever reasons.
    Presume dropouts could also accentuate this.

    If you up the intensity beyond the 100%, this then makes the TSS score higher than that prescribed.

    Certainly will not be doing that anytime soon, just completed the 90 minute Geiger +2, and it was hard graft.
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  • sh-g wrote:
    Hi guys,

    Am I correct in saying that if a TSS is for example 69/74 then the effort wasn't enough?

    I assume this in relation to planned and completed?
  • sh-gsh-g Posts: 30
    sh-g wrote:
    Hi guys,

    Am I correct in saying that if a TSS is for example 69/74 then the effort wasn't enough?

    I assume this in relation to planned and completed?

    Yes, you are correct. TrainerRoad give 74 as I presumed was the target and my score was 69. However I must add my Ant+ dongle conked on me during the last reps so I presume that had an effect on the result. I am pleased I seem to have understood that :lol:
  • sh-gsh-g Posts: 30
    Daniel B wrote:
    sh-g wrote:
    Hi guys,

    Am I correct in saying that if a TSS is for example 69/74 then the effort wasn't enough?

    I'm pretty sure that is correct, ie if your ERG trainer has had a bit of lag in picking up the effort, or you've backed off for a bit here and there for whatever reasons.
    Presume dropouts could also accentuate this.

    If you up the intensity beyond the 100%, this then makes the TSS score higher than that prescribed.

    Certainly will not be doing that anytime soon, just completed the 90 minute Geiger +2, and it was hard graft.

    Thanks DanielB.

    Yes I had the % at 110% and my Ant+ conked on me at the start of the last reps. Doing "Bashful" VO2" max. :lol:
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