TSS rTSS and asterix

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    I’ve recently experienced some hiccups with the integration of my pace-based running maintenance plan (level 2) in training peaks and my Garmin device (Epix gen 2).
    First, I noticed that many times after I’ve completed a running workout, it registers in training peaks with a TSS score and I have to manually change to a rTSS displayed score. This isn’t a huge deal, but it’s a hassle, and I don’t remember it happening before.
    Second, I’ve noticed that all my future scheduled running workouts in Training Peaks now have an asterix (*) next to them in Training Peaks. I’m honestly not sure if that was always the case, but I’ve read that if there is an asterix next to your projected TSS score, it means that the TSS score was manually calculated and entered by a coach or athlete (not the case) or your zones are improperly set (also not the case) or there is missing or corrupt data.
    Third, today I got a message on the watch that I had exceeded the maximum number of workouts allowed, and some had to be deleted. Then the scheduled workout for the delay wasn’t present on the watch when I tried to start. I managed to resolve the issue (won’t bore you with the details), but given the other wonky stuff going on, I wondered if it might all be related.
    I realize much of this is stuff that I should be taking up directly with either Training Peaks or Garmin support, which I will be happy to do; but I was also wondering if anyone here at 8020 has any insight into the issues and how to possibly resolve them.

    David Warden

    shway, thanks for using our plans! I regret the issues you’re having, and I confirm these are TP/Garmin issues. I’ll also appeal to the broader community here for any similar experiences.

    The one area that could be an 80/20 issues is the first one. If we accidently added a HR-based workout into a Pace-based plan, that would mess with the TSS on the back end. However, you would know immediately if we had made that mistake, as the workout would give you HR ranges instead of Pace ranges.


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