There are a couple of factors to be aware of when using power to measure running intensity using Phil's plans.
1. Workouts are Structured to Export Pace Zones
The run workouts are structured to enable you to export your workouts to your training device. These exportable workouts are based on a % of your threshold run pace.
2. To Export Power Zones Recreate Each Workout
In order to export your run workouts to power, they need to be structured using a % of your run threshold power (rFTP) also known as 'Critical Power'. The percentages are not the same for power and pace.
There is no easy way to change these in bulk within your plan at the moment. You will need to re-create each structured workout in TrainingPeaks based on the description using the zones described below. Quite easy for your long steady-state runs but more complicated for the interval workouts.
These are the 5 Training Zones (as a percentage of your rFTP or Critical Power) that Stryd use:
- Zone 1: 65-80%
- Zone 2: 80-90%
- Zone 3: 90-100%
- Zone 4: 100-115%
- Zone 5: 115-130%
You can add your run threshold power and manually add your 5 training zones using the percentages above.
One easier solution is to follow the run workouts using pace (or heart rate for longer steady-state runs) as your plan intends. You will then not need to change anything within your workouts
As well as your run pace and heart rate thresholds, you can then also enter your rFTP and zones (as above) into your settings and use this for a more in-depth post-workout analysis.
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