TSS vs rTSS | 80/20 Endurance


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    I just completed a 45 min run. The run was completed within the targeted zones, at the target duration, etc. When the data for the 80/20 workout appears training peaks, the planned TSS is 568 and the completed rTSS is 53. What is the difference? I have been doing my 80/20 workout with a high level of compliance but my weekly Total Training Stress scores are only about 25% of what they should be.
    Bike workouts are showing as TSS planned vs TSS completed and seem OK, my Swim workouts are showing as TSS planned vs sTSS and seem OK, but my run workouts are TSS planned vs rTSS completed and the rTSS figure is about 10% of the TSS. Any suggestions for what I need to change in my settings?

    David Warden


    A delta between planned and actual TSS is not uncommon, and for HR there is a known bug that makes that difference significant. See our document https://www.8020endurance.com/your-performance-management-chart-is-lying-to-you/

    What you are referring to, however, falls outside the known issues with TP and I believe that you are talking about Pace (rTSS) and not HR (hrTSS). I suspect that you either have a speed/pace threshold set to 0, or have only defined your Default speed/pace zones and not setup a specific 80/20 Run speed/pace zone.

    Follow our document at https://www.8020endurance.com/understanding-trainingpeaks-workout-plan/ If those steps do not resolve the issue, I’d like to take a look directly. Please link your TP account to me at https://home.trainingpeaks.com/attachtocoach?sharedKey=OKYJVWHNFAPPG and I’ll take a look.


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