Recalculate your intensity zones


 

An athlete’s fitness level varies over the season, that’s normal!

If GUTAÏ detects your progress to automatically update your areas of increasing intensity, this is not the case when you have a temporary drop in your performance.

The reason is simple! An improvement in performance is easily identifiable while a decrease in performance is impossible to detect since otherwise each session (including low-intensity work) could be likely to recalculate your areas of intensity.

We have therefore decided to give you the opportunity to update by yourself the date on which you want to recalculate your intensity zones. To do this, nothing could be easier, go to the “Performance profile” page of the WEB App then to the “intensity zones” tab. Click on the agenda located at the “reference date” level and chose the date on which you want to update your fields.

 

 

It is interesting to remember how the intensity zones are calculated that use the concept of critical intensity and represent your own relationship between intensity and time.

In swimming (swimming pool):

  •  400m + 800m to establish your critical speed
  • Validation on the 1500m at maximum speed. If the speed of the 1500m is higher or lower than your critical speed calculated on your relationship between the 400m and the 800m then GUTAÏ will keep the higher speed to calculate the intensity zones.

In swimming (open water):

  • GUTAÏ uses your best performance over 1500m to establish your critical intensity that will be used to calculate the intensity zones

By bike (outdoor or virtual cycling on the flat)

  • 5′ + 20′ to establish your critical power
  • Validation on the 60′ at maximum power. If the power of the 60′ is greater or less than your critical power calculated on your relationship between the 5′ and the 20′ then GUTAÏ will keep the higher power to calculate the intensity zones.

By bike (outdoor or virtual cycling uphill)

  • 5′ + 20′ to establish your critical power that will allow you to calculate your intensity zones in this condition.

By bike (indoor)

  • 5′ + 20′ to establish your critical power that will allow you to calculate your intensity zones.

In running (outdoor on the flat)

  • 5′ + 20′ to establish your critical speed
  • Validation on the 45′ at maximum speed. If the speed of the 45′ is higher or lower than your critical speed calculated on your relationship between the 5′ and the 20′ then GUTAÏ will keep the higher speed to calculate the intensity zones.

In running (outdoor uphill)

  • 5′ + 20′ to establish your critical speed that will allow you to calculate your intensity zones in this condition.

In running (indoor uphill):

  • 5′ + 20′ to establish your critical speed that will allow you to calculate your intensity zones in this condition.

 

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: info@gutai-training.com