Thanks @mcneese.chad ! But I’m not sure if I explained myself well enough
Ss this still true for ‘unscheduled’ recoveries where the watts/cadence are zero and the workout is paused?
You can see below, during the recovery valley where my heart rate drops significantly is where I stopped pedaling for about 2 minutes and then resumed (so essentially a 4-minute recovery).
However TR ‘time’ stops and resumes when I stop and resume pedaling and the interval length is recorded as 20 minutes when in reality it was roughly 22 minutes. The Strava illustration shows the same, with no evidence of my additional 2 min rest/pause at zero watts.
This makes me think that what TR has recorded as my best 20 min average power segment, in reality, had a two-minute rest at zero watts in the middle that was not considered, thus making the actual average power lower than TR records.