Yesterday, I was short on time so I replaced the scheduled Hunter with Cumberland +1 because they both are about 60mins of sweet spot but Cumberland was 1:15 vs Hunter’s 2hrs.
- Cumberland +1 is a continuous 60-minute stretch of work between 85-90% FTP nestled inside of a 75-minute workout.
- Hunter consists of 3x20-minute intervals at 88-92% FTP with 15-minute recoveries between intervals.
Generally, when making (life-happens) adjustments to the week’s schedule I try to keep the weekly TSS goal but as discussed here and other places:
TSS is not really that great for this purpose. The Hunter (TSS 120) vs Cumberland+1 (TSS 85) is one example. The Cumberland+1 is clearly more taxing (no rests!).
This got me thinking that what I would really like displayed are targets for total duration in each zone. On top of that it would be pretty sweet if there was a slider that could let me dynamically and easily adjust (remaining) time-in-sweet-spot vs time-in-endurance for the week.
Something like this?
(Oops, I just realized that the total times don’t add up but you get what I mean. )