I have two reasons to suspect that this is the case, but haven’t figured this system out well enough to determine this on my own. Background: I have 14 weeks of training data into Xert. My data here started with a rest block, during which I didn’t ride much but when I did ride it was maximal effort races on Zwift. I was super fresh but certainly de-training then.
Over the last several weeks of using Xert, I have noticed my HIE adjust downward, but there have still been several occasions where I feel like its set too high. Both during a XERT Smart workout session and during a interval session on another platform, I have been completely out of gas, not able to turn the pedals at the end of an ERG interval. We are talking the end of 90-180 second intervals. If I understand the system correctly and its also well-tuned to my abilities - I would assume this would be the point wherein my MPA intersects my actual output. In neither case has this happened though. I have had other 'breakthroughs,'s but only at the short end of my power curve, with 15-20 second interval/sprints. M y MPA hasn’t fallen to my actual power output as I’m failing.
Perhaps I’m misunderstanding some important element of the system, or perhaps it hasn’t yet acclimated to my abilities. I could use some help figuring out where to set my HIE if that is in fact that problem. Should I use one of these workouts to manually adjust my signature (something I haven’t figured out how/when to do yet)? Should I change my decay time to reflect my more recent activities rather than those from 8 weeks ago when I was overall much fresher?
2 last quick questions:
- If I’m not hitting my targets in a smart workout, how should I be adjusting? I guess if the system expects that I’m stronger than I am on that day, and I’m on an ERG, its not going to adjust on its own when I fail.
- Is there a search function in the forum?? I bet these questions have been addressed but I got tired of scrolling
Thanks for a cool product! I’m hoping I can get this stuff resolved and if so will subscribe after the trial here.