Comparing Past TR workouts

feature-request

#1

I’m sure there’s a way to do this, but I haven’t easily figured it out, so I’m reaching out to the brain trust here for some guidance.

How can I quickly/easily compare two completed workouts in TR. i.e. I want to compare two recent ramp tests. is there a way in the ride analysis screen to compare intervals from each within the same screen?


Feature Request - Ride Comparison
#2

The advice given to me when I asked a similar question some time ago, was to open the workouts in their own web browser windows. This works particularly well if using Apple’s iOS, when you can choose “Open in Split View” on an iPad and make comparisons.


#3

Spot on advice here :slight_smile: What I like to do is, while on my desktop, ctrl-click all workouts I want to compare. That will automatically open them in their own tabs for easy reference.


#4

Here is my work around for not being able to compare individual rides or workouts:

  1. Open the Personal Records section on the website.
  2. Use the drop down in the first window to enter a Custom Range with the exact date of one workout you want to compare.
    • Make sure to select the same date for both of the start and end dates.
  3. Repeat step #2, but choose a different date with another workout/day that you want to compare.
  4. Repeat one last time (if desired) for the ability to compare up to 3 individual workouts/days.

Note: This grabs any and all workouts from that single day. This may include a warm-up or other rides. But those are unlikely to impact the PR’s on that day.

Additionally, (if you expect that you want to review any events more than once) create a custom season with a single date range, name it appropriately, and you can reuse that day/event any time you want to compare single event records.

The advantage to this method is that you can see all three power graphs together, and can easily see how they compare. But the other method described above is still useful for other details that aren’t captured in the PR graph (like cadence and other stats).


Graphing Past Workouts
Is there an easy way to compare multiple attempts at the same trainer road workout?
#5

@mcneese.chad you beat me to my own reply. I had just figured out using the comparing custom dates as a work around. That’s exactly the expected behaviour I was hoping for, but being able to easily select past versions of the workout. Maybe in future this could be a feature @Nate?


#6

+1 on this. It’s kinda odd that the desktop app shows the number of times you have done a particular workout (2x, 3x, etc.) but that info ends up being pretty useless unless there was a way to click through to a direct comparison. “Does it make you faster?” I’m not sure, unless you consider some positive reinforcement or learning what caused failure through comparing notes.


#7

+1 for more analysis tools

I’m learning how to use Golden Cheetah and was able to compare two recent ramp tests (a week apart), both the entire test and just the ramp portion that starts at 5:00 minutes and goes to failure (14:13 for one, and 14:14 for the other).


#8

Yup. Golden Cheetah is great for that.

You can directly overlay workouts and with the ‘stacked’ checkbox ticked can easily just look at power, heart rate or any other single piece of data to compare between sessions.


#9

How do you get the data into Golden Cheetah? Can you import from Strava? Or do you have to export/import a GPX?


#10

You can auto import via dropbox but I like to keep a copy of all my workouts locally as well as in various clouds (Strava, Training Peaks and Garmin Connect primarily). It’s my data history after all.

Generally all my sessions end up in Garmin Connect and I download the .fit file to archive locally and import it from there into Golden Cheetah. I use 3 separate profiles for swim, bike and run.


#11

+1 On this feature request.

Having gone through SSB II a few times and duplicating other workouts, I’m starting to get multiple instances of the same workout.

If I had the following…

Baxter 12/1/18
Baxter 12/29/18
Baxter 1/15/19
Baxter 1/31/19

It would be amazing to be able to analyze those against one another (watts vs. watts, hr vs. hr, cadence vs. cadence, etc.).


#12

I have used the TR compare workaround that @mcneese.chad mentioned, but my goto comparison is using cyclinganalytics.com segments feature, which allows me to easily find x number of intervals of a certain length and tag them. Then I open the segments page and I can look at all of the relevant fields for each interval from all workouts that have intervals tagged with that name. I can even aggregate the interval data from each workout into averages for each field.


#13

that worked well and you can see all the rides that you have done the same and how you are improving. I was wondering how to do that. I don’t really understand much of the information in terms of figures that you get when you analyze a ride, so this helps an average rider, like me, see that they are actually improving.

Thanks.

Gi-Gi