I just started one of the polarized plans. My plan is to do the two hard/interval sessions inside on the trainer and then the rest of my ‘endurance/z2’ rides outside.
My strava account is hooked up to my TR account. Can I just do these outside days via strava and they will automatically get factored into my TR training plan or will TR treat these days as incomplete?
If you want your outside workouts to “count” in the current system, you need to follow the Outside Workout process:
Thanks @mcneese.chad ! I’ve set those workouts to be ‘outside’ per the instructions you kindly provided.
So my next workout (outside) says…
- Settle into 60 minutes at 188 watts."
What will TR be looking at when I post my external ride (via Strava)?
Let’s say for instance the ride ends up being 2 hours with and average power of 185w and a TSS of 42. Will that count as complete?
Sadly, at present… TR treats these as a simple “Pass or Fail” and you set that with your rating when you follow the instructions, after the ride gets imported into your TR calendar.
There is no “intelligence” looking for how closely you did or didn’t follow the workout plan. That is part of a new feature that is not released, called Workout Levels Version 2.
Until that is released, we have this partial solution that is not great if/when you deviate from the planned workout.
Hey SaffaSurfer I can’t help but answer the question in your thread title with a poll:
How should I record my outside rides?
- on a bike computer
- on a phone app (e.g. Strava, RWGPS, etc)
- on a sports watch
- after the ride open my log book and write down the time I rode plus RPE
- write down the number of bananas/gels/bottles I needed to consume on the ride, to stop me from eating all the cookies in the kitchen after the ride!
So I did my first outdoor workout today and TR automatically accepted it and even suggested some changes through AT.
Just for clarity, I didn’t load a TR workout onto my Garmin, I just recorded a regular ride on my Garmin which then got uploaded to Strava and imported to TR.
Everything worked as I hoped it would