Thanks for the feedback!
I currently do between 7-10 hours a week of riding. Most of it in zone1/2 (the problem is I‘m not quite sure if my power zones are correct because my TP is so high, so it might really be mostly zone 2).
I then try to do 2 high intensity sessions a week but I really have been having sore legs for the last couple of months so there have been weeks without a high intensity session in them.
This week has been somewhat crazy because I became worried that my fitness signature is wrong and is leading me to overtraining so I tried getting near BTs to bump it down but bumped it up even higher instead. Suddenly my usual recovery rides were suggested 160W average, which is sustainable for me, but not really recovery either I guess.
Shortest ride is usually about 45 minutes on the trainer on a flat course. For the one on ROUVY I use that gets me to about 20-25km, depending on how hard I was going really.
Longest ride in time would be 3 hours, but that was with my girlfriend going for a picknick out of town. I was barely doing any work (I averaged 70W during that ride even though I was doing frequent sprints to not get on her nerves riding next to her all the time and not doing anything). Longest ride in distance so far was 55km I believe. That was on a flat course though. I‘ve done some 40km rides which were a bit hilly as well, so that obviously took me a bit longer.
Pretty much all of my „performance riding“ is done indoors. When I‘m riding outdoors I‘m either riding to my girlfriend‘s apartment which is only 5km away, or I go for relatively simple/short rides. That‘s because until recently I didn’t have a smartphone mount (which I‘m using as a bike computer), so I had to navigate by having Komoot giving me directions via headphones. Didn’t feel very safe riding in a big city, not knowing where the hell I was actually going. So I stuck to indoor riding!
Winter is coming so I‘ll probably stick to mostly indoor riding and hopefully be reasonably fit once spring comes around next year to actually ride in the hills/mountains surrounding the city with moderate confidence.
Taking all that into account I did think I was training correctly (except this week really!). I‘m just a bit worried that the workout advice I get from Xert is rather detrimental because pretty much every session ends up being a high intensity one.
Sure, I can just go by heart rate and feel and ignore power zones completely, but then what’s the point of Xert really…
I hope you understand my confusion and quite frankly frustration. Right now I‘m just afraid the tool that’s supposed to keep me from overtraining is really just doing the opposite…