Training Stress Score (TSS), Intensity Factor (IF), and Workout Levels are useful ways to quantify the challenge and effect of a workout. Taken together, these 3 metrics help tell the story of your training, but it’s important to understand the differences of each. What does each metric mean, and how can you use them to get faster?
Getting faster doesn’t always mean massive weekly training stress. This can be true in many cases, but improving fitness is mostly dependent on the types of stress, when you apply it, and how well you manage it.
If you want to get more out of your training and add Training Stress (TSS) to your week, you don’t need to crank up the intensity of your workouts to do so. Add TSS to your week with adjustments that are easy to integrate and consistently maintain.
TSS can be very informative when used in conjunction with performance and other training metrics, and measuring it is easier than you think.
We’re all chasing peak fitness. We want it on – not before, not after – the day of our highest priority race. Timing fitness is a top concern for athletes, and can quickly become a struggle without a solid understanding of a few important terms: TSS (Training Stress Score), CTL (Chronic Training Load), ATL (Acute…