Learning RPE from relative FTP

Even professional athletes find learning RPE quite difficult, but invaluable once mastered. The TR workout outdoors without Power are all RPE based, so it makes sense to provide feedback during workouts indoors based on FTP, of the RPE one is most likely to be experiencing. Not just a general summary at the beginning but as each change in intensity is experienced, probably at the end of each interval.

Welcome to the forum.

Not sure exactly what you’re trying to say but I agree that RPE is invaluable (but bloomin hard to learn).


It’s a feature request - I think they mean that during a workout, the instruction could be used to tell you what RPE you’re working at (while you’re doing a power-based workout). That way, when you don’t have power, you can understand the RPE based instructions bettwr.


Thank you splash, that is the point I am making. It is precisely why it could could help with the point onemanpeleton has also reiterated, ie, that RPE is invaluable, but bloomin hard to learn.

It seems often we are encouraged to replace our personal observations with technology as if it is always better than our own personal human experiences. Humans measure in a ‘relative’ manner eg, colder, hotter, faster, slower, shorter, longer, etc, but are very poor at absolute measurement it feels like it 17C today. RPE tries to bridge that gap using our relative difference skill, but then giving it an absolute value. It is hard trying to learn it from our observation to the value, but easier the other way round, ie, this personal relative FTP is equivalent to this RPE sensation. Hence, the benefit of adding this feature to the instructional part of each workout.
RPE not only helps with Outdoor workouts but is great during events, ie, should I/can I change my current pace?