Not really sure where this belongs, but here’s my question:
I have a power meter and HR monitor when I ride (stating the somewhat obvious ). In TrainingPeaks it will use my power data and thus, TSS when I upload a ride (again obvious). My question is should hrTSS be used for endurance rides?
(Before you jump on me, I do know that TSS, CTL, etc are just metrics. I learned that the hard way)
If I do an interval workout where I have power targets, obviously TSS is the best metric to use. However if I do an endurance ride - think Z1 in the polarized model - does it make more sense to us hrTSS?
My thought process is that since those rides are focused on HR, that metric may be more applicable. However, I’ve also always thought that power was the true measure of what you’re doing on the bike. And since it’s not apples to apples, should I just always use TSS. Part of it may be ego as well since in those Z1 rides, my hrTSS is usually higher than the regular TSS.
I’m curious the hear your thoughts? I know this probably more of an opinion than one based on real science.