Hi fairly new to Xert, I’m a time trailist and thought I’d give Xert a go as I’d read good things about it. I’m using other training platforms so have a reasonable grasp on training with power as prescribed by more traditional methods/terminologies. I have a couple of questions though that I’m struggling to get my head around. So here goes.
1: My training status is 3.75 yellow stars and I’m being listed as tired, this hasn’t changed now for a couple of weeks yet if I don’t train I get a training deficit score (my tiny mind struggles with having a deficit!) I’ve read the article on taking a mid season break, but as I have TTs three out of the next four weekends this isn’t really that feasible, I was expecting the adviser to prompt recovery rides or even rest, or is there something I should be doing to get it to do this? My plan is to have an easier few days next week and then race a short TT (10 miles) on Saturday, will this mean I run up a huge deficit score that I’ll struggle to get down or will it reset at the end of the week?
2: Focus Duration, I’ve read the blogs/F AQ but the constant use of the word Focus, rather than an alternative explanation still has me struggling a bit. For example, my suggested focus duration is currently listed as 3:00:00 interval target 247w, my understanding is that the FD is the amount of time I could hold the interval target, I think this would be a tough ride and wouldn’t help with the tired status listed above, or am I completely wrong in my reading of this? I have the data field on my Garmin but I’m not sure I’m understanding it correctly, what I’d really like is to be able to watch a video that explains it and shows what I should be looking at, I’ve been told I’m a visual learner! Or maybe I just have stronger legs than brain!
Thanks for any advice.