I’m not currently training to power as I needed a mental and physical break from it for a season after three consecutive years of hard training and racing. However when I did, I always had a question that never satisfactorily got answered:
My job as an outdoor worker involves me being on my feet all day, up and down ladders, swinging heavy hedgecutters etc. If I was to allot a tss/hr to my work, even a conservative 25tss/hr would give me a daily total of 200tss and thus 1000tss/wk.
On top of this I was recording 6-800tss/wk in training.
So as far as the computer model was concerned I was ‘only’ doing 6-800tss/wk but real life would have me recording 1600-1800tss/wk. Very different scenarios!
I never accounted for my work into my training records, just took it as a constant and left it at that. However work is never constant; at certain times of the year it’d be a lot harder than others.
Could I have done things differently?