On completion of a workout a pop up question usually asks me to give it a rating eg, easy, moderate, hard etc.
However sometimes I don’t get that question, instead I get a question along the lines:
why are you stuffed - nutrition, fatigue…
Is this normal or an error, eg, assumes I have answered a earlier question saying very hard, which i haven’t!
Are there other feedback responses I have yet to meet?
The “Easy”, “Moderate”, etc. survey is for those workouts you successfully completed.
The “nutrition”, “fatigue”, etc. survey is for those workouts you cut short or failed on for some reason.
See this help page for more info - https://support.trainerroad.com/hc/en-us/articles/4404884465563-Post-Workout-Surveys
Keep off the trainer and on the turkey! Merry Christmas
In addition to BobW’s answer, you also get the second question when you’ve successfully completed a workout but rated it ‘All Out’. Because that’s above the effective training difficulty level, AT needs to know what limiter you’ve hit.
Thanks @bobw and @pdf500
Edited my initial response having read the link which explains them in detail.
I also wondered if the recovery period between high intensity, ie, Threshold, under and over 95-105% or VO2 are measured as part of the TSS and IFF ?
TSS and IF for a ride are calculated based on the entire ride. So yes, they include recovery between sets, warmup / cooldown. Everything.
You can be presented with the “struggle” survey if AT determines / thinks you struggled. This could be due to:
- Taking too many breaks / pauses / back pedals during the work part of the workout
- Turning down the intensity / not hitting the target power level - there is some leeway (e.g., if you are within 3% of the target, you are okay)