I have been riding on the trainer this winter and have a fitness training load of around 120-140 the last couple of months and have been in the blue since January 14th. I use to go into the red with a 4 hour hardish gravel ride but now, even after doing a 5 hour 467.7 XSS and several other 350+ XSS rides it never comes out of the blue. I emailed Xert and they said that since my training has gone up, I don’t ride hard enough to get into the yellow or red. Anyone else have this issue since January? I am training from 12-18 hours a week but even when it did go into the red i wasnt training much less.
A little different but since I entered build phase in March i never go out of yellow unless I stop riding. Adaptive training gives me only endurance work out hence I am not “building”.
This is the same question (Clarity about adaptive training) - so: now you have found the freshness feedback slider, did you experiment with that?
If you take 1 week of a lowered improvement rate, you’ll allow your freshness to increase and then you’ll be ready & fresh for the harder efforts of the build/peak phase. You can also use the freshness feedback slider if you’d like.
Being in a constant state of yellow for long periods of time typically suggests your hard days aren’t hard enough (no red) and your recovery days aren’t easy enough (no blue).
Absolutely, the issue is that I feel yellow is about right.
You expressed well what I am trying to say. “Being in a constant state of yellow for long periods of time typically suggests your hard days aren’t hard enough (no red) and your recovery days aren’t easy enough (no blue).”
I know we can manipulate xert “manually” to force it. However, I was expecting adaptive training to be able to manage this. The system could have a length of time where yellow is okay and suggest training sessions to recover properly. Then like you mention, create sessions to bring you deeper in the red for a show period of time.
You should listen to @ManofSteele - push harder (red), recover better (blue). There is not that much more - or less - effort needed to go from yellow to red - or blue - but you should keep your eye on the ball, i.e. you target (event) date…