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  • in reply to: The over and the under #17703
    rprego
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    Yes, the high end is the fastest end of the zone. The idea of these workouts being “over/under” is over and under threshold pace, which is the fastest end of Zone 3.

    in reply to: Running 20 min test to reset HR zones #16894
    rprego
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    The details of the 20-minute test are here, as well as a link to the zone calculator that you can use to recalculate your zones based on the test results: https://www.8020endurance.com/intensity-guidelines-for-8020-running/

    in reply to: Combining Swim Workouts #16713
    rprego
    Participant

    Great! Thanks for the guidance as always!

    in reply to: Combining Swim Workouts #16711
    rprego
    Participant

    @runmattrun I’m bumping this old thread because I have essentially the same question, but I noticed the intro to the plans section of 80/20 Triathlon says that any two swim workouts can be combined into a single workout. I’m planning to start a Sprint Level 1 plan, and I’m a pretty experienced swimmer – is the guidance that combining 2 of the 3 weekly swims into a single workout (so, swimming twice a week) ok? Or is the answer above better guidance and I should really scrap the swim plan and choose swims that are 2x per week with the right intensity balance and workout type balance? If I do combine them, should I keep the warmup/cooldown from both? I would imagine the answer is yes to keep the right intensity balance, because without them the balance would be skewed in the direction of higher intensity.

    in reply to: Prone to calf strain #16519
    rprego
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    If you’re training for a running race, your best bet is probably to keep the running-focused harder workouts and replace some of your easier running days (i.e. foundation runs and recovery runs) with rides. The general guidance the coaches have given in the past is to replace a run with a ride that’s 20% longer duration to provide the same training stimulus.

    in reply to: Trainingpeaks Zones in Zwift #16385
    rprego
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    You mentioned that Zwift gives you a power target sometimes above your Zone 2… Do you mean above your 80/20 Zone 2 range? That shouldn’t happen – if it is, something else is still not right. Like @Charles said, for me Zwift will take the midpoint of the power range for each workout segment in TrainingPeaks (with the exception of warmup/cooldown which Zwift chooses to ramp up/down).

    in reply to: Trainingpeaks Zones in Zwift #16383
    rprego
    Participant

    Hmm, other ideas: have you done a calibration of your trainer in Zwift lately?
    Also, I assume you’re using 80/20 workouts that are presumably imported from TrainingPeaks. Is that right? Or are you doing Zwift-provided workouts?

    in reply to: HR Interval zones #16372
    rprego
    Participant

    “Heart rate is not a reliable way to monitor intensity during short efforts at high intensity because heart rate lags behind abrupt changes in output.” See here: https://www.8020endurance.com/intensity-guidelines-for-cycling/
    That’s one of the drawbacks of using HR as a training target. Power or perceived exertion would be better for intervals.

    in reply to: Trainingpeaks Zones in Zwift #16370
    rprego
    Participant

    I might be wrong, but I think the structured workouts are based on % FTP. So when they get pulled into Zwift, Zwift uses the FTP from your Zwift profile. I think you need to manually set your FTP in Zwift to match the FTP you use to set your zones, which is probably why the power targets don’t match what you would expect.

    in reply to: Double Days #15208
    rprego
    Participant

    That is straightforward enough for sure. Thanks!

    in reply to: Training Plan selection and maintenance for the season #14469
    rprego
    Participant

    Straightforward for sure. Works for me! Thanks!

    in reply to: Training Plan selection and maintenance for the season #14465
    rprego
    Participant

    To piggy-back on this thread… Cycling is my “weakness” or at least the discipline where I think I have the most room to improve. Is there a similar way to cleverly add some more emphasis on cycling during triathlon race-focused training?

    in reply to: Treadmill: pace vs. HR #9637
    rprego
    Participant

    Based on other things I’d read, I thought it was unusual too. Just to clarify, you’re suggesting the 20-minute test to play with pace until my HR settles in at my established threshold HR, to set pace zones for the treadmill? Or do a full threshold test to set a treadmill threshold HR and set HR zones?

    in reply to: Calculating intensity balance in TrainingPeaks #9493
    rprego
    Participant

    It looks like Time in Power (or Pace or HR) charts only shows data from completed workouts, is that right? Is there some way to see the planned time in zones if I’m modifying planned workouts for a week to maintain the 80/20 balance?

    in reply to: Calculating intensity balance in TrainingPeaks #9432
    rprego
    Participant

    Thanks!! I’ll check it out.

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