Readiness is TritonWear's new load monitoring tool, based on years of established sports science.
Staying healthy is integral to becoming a faster swimmer. If you aren't healthy, you can't train well. Injury and illness risks increase when workout distance and intensity change too much day to day and week to week. Tritonwear's A.I. will learn how hard you usually train. Combined with RPE (Rating of Perceived Exertion), which the swimmers enter, it will calculate your past workload and suggest future workload through its Readiness tool.
What exactly is being calculated
TritonWear's models are built on the concept, well established in sports science, of ACWR (Acute to Chronic Workload Ratio).
In a nutshell, ACWR is a stress score for training balance based on the fitness and fatigue model. It looks at both weekly and monthly load to determine if the athlete's weekly load remains within their typical training load range, based on their overall monthly load.
For those who are curious, the fitness and fatigue model basically states that causing an athlete to be fatigued in the short term ultimately results in achieving long-term fitness.
The key is to remain between 0.8 to 1.5. Load changes that are too big or frequent affect how resilient your body is to injury and illness. When you achieve this optimal training load, it means the athlete is consistently training at an intensity that is at least 80% and no more than 150% of what their body is typically used to.
ACWR takes some time to calculate properly, so you will first see Readiness scores based solely on distance. After a week, you will see a more accurate score that considers your ACWR and RPEs. Finally, after 28 days from your first recorded activity on TritonWear, you will benefit from the full calculations ACWR and Readiness.
How this works on TritonWear
In TritonWear, you don't need to know any of the above explanations because we have simplified it into our Readiness score. Readiness is TritonWear's injury prevention tool. After every workout, it will give a score telling you how close to get to optimal training load, with 100 being the ideal and anything over 75 being a positive result. It will also explicitly warn you if you are over or undertraining through your training Status.