I know recovery is a personal thing influenced by so many variables.
So lets say 2 subjects both have an FTP of 300, Rider A did an all out effort for 1 hour (300w) and accumulated 100 TSS and Rider 2 did a 2 hour ride at 150w also accumulating 100 TSS. Would they require the same amount recovery?
Lets assume they repeat these or similar style workout (Threshold v Zone 2) 4 times a week for 4 weeks. Their adaptations over time are going to be different but is the amount and frequency of recovery going to be the same??
Calculations i see regard the build up of TSS and need to periodise and incorperate recovery weeks only seem to look to TSS and not Intensity Factor. I’m pretty sure i’m going to be nailed after 4 weeks of threshold work but not so much with zone 2 work, yet TSS would look similar and suggest the need for the same recovery.
any pointers, links, advice or experiences?