I’ve been using Xert for a couple of weeks (just purchased a month subscription so I could get full functionality) and am having arguments with it about what I should be doing. I downloaded 3 months of activity which consists of a mixture of “Virtual” rides and “Outdoor” rides. Unfortunately my outdoor rides were done without a power meter. I have since purchased a power meter for my bike and done my 2 most common outdoor rides which Xert showed as a 3.5 hrs. 2 diamond ride with XSS of 203 and a 5.5 hrs. 3 diamond ride with XSS of 313. The problem is that after doing these rides this week, Xert now thinks I have tons of training surplus, even though these are rides I normally do every week. Xert has granted me a 2nd star (started at 1.5) but has me in the red and says I should be training 4.7 hrs. per week (I made myself a “Climber” with “Moderate-1” continuous improvement).
What’s the best way to have Xert incorporate my outdoor rides into my training? Currently the number of hours of a single outdoor ride can exceed Xert’s weekly allotment and leaves me with a lot of training surplus. Should I just keep doing my outdoor riding till Xert understands me better? Should I follow it’s advice and cut down on my outdoor riding (I really don’t want to do that long term)? Should I set my goals differently? Manually set my freshness higher till Xert learns more about me?
Any advice appreciated.