I just created a training plan and put some events on my calendar as well. Those events are enduro races and I was asked to select an estimated intensity.
Now I’m having doubts what makes sense for an enduro race:
- Typically the liasons are more relaxed (I’d say moderate intensity, 4)
- The special stages can be from hard to all out efforts (8/9/10)
I raced the Trophy of Nations in September and here are some stats:
Moving time: 5h16min
If I select a 5hr15min event in TR and set it on intensity 4 the suggested TSS is 207.
However, I would not rate the race as a moderate effort only. Probably I’d go for a 6 or 7, and as said before, during special stages even higher.
As you can see, estimated and “real” TSS then doesn`t seem to go together too well.
So I`m looking for some clues regarding:
- How do you “rate” an enduro race when it comes to TSS?
- How important is it to get the “planned TSS” right when putting an event on the calendar?