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Training metrics like w/kg and normalized power are best used as tools to prescribe, develop and track training progress for individual athletes – the key here is to track an individuals progress and not apply to an aggregate population.
That's cool. What is your approximation?
Pn is a valuable metric to track. I pay a lot of attention to it.
Yep. Testing within 2 bpm sounds accurate.
If you have power on board
Technically, the PowerTap cannot be user-calibrated, but its accuracy can be checked using a simple test called a stomp test.
Yes, miss out the days you cannot manage and stick to the plan moving forward when you are back home.
Miss it out and carry on with the plan as is.
Fatigue will depress heart rate and this is often seen in the second test in a training plan. The fact that you are certain your performance has increased is the important factor – nice work!
HR can also drop with increased cardiovascular fitness – your heart is stronger so doesn't need to pump as fast to circulate the amount of blood required to fuel a given power output.
Work from the new heart rate zones.
Look at the interval workout descriptions. Some of them are superb to do on the SS depending on your gear ratio and terrain available. If you can't pull it off on the SS then the RB with gears is the choice for the day.
For the longer mtb rides the SS is just the ticket.
Does that help?
In general wattage is
During Base training on 3+ hours days it is fine to mix it up. Do
Back off when you feel cramping coming on.
Your cramping appears in working muscles – the big ones. This tends to pop up when you work them a lot harder than they are used to. Which is the goal of training… You might need to back off a little though.
Where are your cramps?
I am new to Training Peaks and your plans.