EnviroNorm® means more accurate analysis and higher quality training.
Each of your TriDot sessions are created specifically for you with the intent of producing your best results while keeping you healthy. The desired adaptations from each of these sessions are achieved by executing your training at specific intensities for specific durations. As a rule, higher intensities will produce increased power and speed, while lower intensities produce stamina, aerobic efficiency, and active recovery.
The environment in which you conduct your training session can have a significant impact on your body’s ability to successfully execute the session as desired. Increased temperature, humidity, and/or elevation makes training more difficult and therefore must be accounted for. Keep in mind that more/harder training is not necessarily better. Your best results come from doing the right training right.
TriDot’s patent-pending EnviroNorm (or eNorm™) technology automatically adjusts your training intensities for each individual session to accommodate your environment and ensure that your effort level and durations will produce the desired training response. With EnviroNorm, your training will produce the desired training response whether your session is completed in a cool and dry environment at sea level or a hot and humid environment at elevation.
Prior to a Session
Prior to a session, TriDot considers the environmental conditions for your location and adjusts intensities accordingly.
After a Session
After your sessions are completed, your training data is analyzed based on actual environmental data from your device and your TrainX Score is calculated to provide objective feedback as to how well the prescribed session was executed. It's important to note that forecasted conditions used to prescribe your session will not always exactly match the actual conditions at the time you conduct your session. If your device captures inaccurate environmental information, you can manually edit it after the session.
Tips for Maximizing the Benefit of eNorm:
- Enter your home address in the account information of your athlete profile to pull forecasted conditions for your location.
- Update the start time of your workout session.
- After completing a session, check that your device properly recorded your session conditions.
How Conditions are Determined
Prior to a session, intensities are updated according to forecasted conditions for your location at the time of day your session is scheduled. Your location is determined by your GPS location on the mobile app and according to your IP address if on a desktop. If you have location services disabled, the location will default to your home address. If your session is executed later in the day or in a different location, be sure to update this information so your intensities will adjust accordingly.
Your TriDot intensities are created from data provided in your assessment results. These data are normalized for the environment in which the assessments were completed and then used to establish your environment normalized, baseline intensities.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- What if a session is done indoors?
If a session is completed indoors, be sure to check the "indoor session" box. This will override the forecasted conditions with your default indoor conditions, which can be edited in your settings.
- What about the swim?
Air temperature and humidity are largely irrelevant for swim intensities, so only elevation will have an impact on your pacing. Swim sessions do not need to be marked as indoors.
- Do environmental conditions impact race day?
Yes, your RaceX split predictions and pacing are adjusted for the forecasted conditions on the race day and site.
- Do heart rate zones change?
No, your cardiovascular system is already accounting for changes in environment and adjusting heart rate accordingly.