Understanding the Readiness to Train Graph

Your Load Monitoring Graph will be another tool you can use to ensure you train safe, and stay healthy

Your Readiness Score will give you a summary of your current load monitoring status and if your risk of injury is increasing or not. 

Within Readiness on a tablet or from a browser on a computer, you will see the load monitoring graph shown below. 

loadgraph

How to Read this Graph

Each bar represents your daily training load (all workouts on the same day are combined to generate your daily load).

The blue blob (the "river plot") shows your load sweet spot or the range of your Safe Zone. Any day where your load fluctuates less than 15% up or down will land in this blue section and will be considered Safe and the bar will be green. A red bar represents an overtrained day, and a yellow bar is an undertrained day. 

You can adjust the time period you are viewing in the top right of the graph to see how well you've been training over longer periods of time.

How to use the graph

The bars tell you about your past performance and how safely you have been training, while the river section shows how much load you can safely withstand.

This area represents the target training load range for each athlete. Bear in mind, each individual's river plot will differ in size and widen or broaden periodically, depending on load averages over the past 28 days. When overall load is larger, the river will be wider as the variance between the Safe Zone's top and bottom will also be larger.

This graph should be used in conjunction with your Readiness Recommendations to help shape your training plan over the next several days.