Hoping someone can point me in the direction of some learning materials or provide a concise and easy to understand explanation so I can get my head around it all, I’ve recently got a powermeter and some outside rides are confusing me…
For example, my ride from yesterday, didn’t feel like it was particularly hard work, average HR of 136 (max is about 160), average power of 210 (77.7% of FTP) for an IF of 0.91 and TSS of 101 (NP of 247) over 1:12.
Having just finished SSBLV2 this IF of 0.91 is in line with the hardest workouts in the plan and they taxed me an awful lot more than this medium outside ride did…
So what I’m asking is:
- why does the outside TSS seem to be given more easily than inside?
- is there something I’m not really considering when thinking about perceived effort, IF, NP and TSS data and how they fit together?
- is there any good reading material I should take a look at?