The Points system:
We calculate points as TSS * 20% for both for outdoor and indoor rides. That means if your training „TSS“ is 100, you´ll receive 20 career points. Every level has a given amount of points which has to be collected. At the start of each level, your points are counted from zero. There is described how many points you need to collect for further progress to the next career level.
Performance scale: this Performance scale shows your current level and activity
Note: your Performance scale show even if you not follow VT career. The scale will be in gray color, as you could see in the image above.
What is TSS?
- Training Stress Score: VirtualTraining uses several physiological metrics to quantify the training stress of a particular workout or portion of a workout.
- Training Stress Score. In VT software this is an indicator of how hard a workout is. The formula for TSS is:
TSS = [(s x NP x IF) / (FTP x 3,600)] x 100
where “s” is workout duration in seconds, “NP” is normalized power (or pace in running), “IF” is intensity factor, “FTP” is functional threshold power (or pace in running), and “3,600” is the number of seconds in an hour.
NP Normalize Power: An estimate of power that a rider can maintain for the same physiological “cost” if their power output is perfectly constant, rather than variable. Let say that is kind of average Power from one of your Training.
IF Intensity Factor: The ratio of the normalized power to the rider’s threshold power. IF = NP/FTP
And Power (W) is calculated as estimated power based on the user’s hear rate.
Yes, all outdoor activities with power included are used for CVT Career. But remember please that outdoor activities have to contain the Power value as you already know the power information is necessary for counting out your TSS and without TSS information we are not able to count your points!