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Breaking Down High and Low Intensity Score

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Alexandra Petala

Intensity Explained

With the Intensity Score, you’re able to monitor how hard you trained. The score is calculated from your total distance, active time and swim intensity during the workout. TritonWear then sets an average of your usual distance, active time and swim intensity and adjusts this average as you improve or train harder. To put it simply, it will keep you on your toes!

Besides the overall Intensity Score, you’re able to dive deeper (pun totally intended) and discover Intensity per stroke type. Keep in mind that for your Intensity Score, strokes are weighted; it is not a straight average across  Fly, Back, Breaststroke and Free. The weighted average ensures that intensity is accurately reflected in the app. After all, no one wants a lower Intensity Score just because they didn’t swim Breastroke during that workout. 

 

Breaking Down High and Low Intensity Score

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The all-new TritonWear app is your everyday coach; it doesn’t only show you data, it gives you truly tailored feedback. If your score is hitting 80 or higher, you’ll receive personalized recommendations that indicate what exactly caused a spike in Intensity. You'll need to check out your Focus and Readiness scores to ensure Intensity did not impact skill execution or injury risk.

Scores under 70 indicate a drop in Intensity; you'll need to check your Readiness and ensure you're not undertraining. For optimal performance, a balance between intense workouts and recovery is essential. 

 

What impacts Intensity Score?

Distance, active time and swim intensity are correlated, and increasing one leads to a decrease in another. For example, when you ramp up swim intensity (effort and speed) during a set, there is usually a decrease in both the distance and the overall active time. Typically the score will be high when both distance and active time are high

However, swim intensity is weighted more than distance and active time. The more swim intensity (speed) increases, the more it is accounted for towards your overall Intensity score as long as there isn’t a massive offset in distance and rest. 

A Vo2max set, for instance, will cause a spike in your Intensity score because it requires you to increase your speed while still maintaining some distance and active time. On the contrary, alactic sprints will require you to exert high speed but not enough distance or active time to cause an increase to the overall Intensity score.


Key Takeaway

Every time you interpret any one of your Readiness Focus or Intensity Scores, it is best to review it along with the rest of the scores. For example, you will want to keep an eye on a consistently high Intensity score and check your Readiness and Focus. Checking all scores will ensure you are not increasing your risk for injury or negatively impacting your technique.

Next learn, how to adjust intensity to improve overall performance.


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