As per the title really - I’d like to continue my long(ish) outdoor rides whilst using TR. I really like TR, I’m now on the mid level of base training and I have seen improvements in my FTP already, I also feel stronger and I can tolerate the burn much better now!
So, I don’t want to mess this up with substituting my longer rides for training but I do like to actually get out on my bike as well.
Yesterday, I had a nice easy TR session, so I got up early and did that, then went to work (about 30km), then out to meet friends and home again (about 80km). This was fine, but I have a couple of harder sessions coming up, 1 this evening (that should be okay, although I feel a little tired from yesterday, and then another (the hardest of the week) tomorrow, a 150 to 200km ride the next day, then another hard(ish) TR session the day after.
Sensible people would just not do the big ride but is there a way to factor this in instead of one or both of the training sessions by having TR estimate the TSS (I don’t have power meters outdoors). Would a long easy ride with the same TSS as a shorter, harder ride yield the same fitness benefits?