I’ve recently signed up to the free Training Peaks after the discussions here got me curious. The first couple of weeks I got the free premium trial with CTL etc. but having just come back from a 2/3 week lay off it didn’t really mean too much as the figures were still levelling out.
Now the free trial has finished the only real benefit seems to be getting a TSS figure for those sessions where Garmin doesn’t provide one but having gone back and added them to the spread sheet I already keep I can’t really see what it adds over the hours I already record. When plotted, weekly TSS matches weekly hours pretty much exactly. I do a similar mix of sports and intensity each week so don’t really see what it is adding. I realise if I did all hard sessions one week, or all easy, hours & TSS would diverge but that never really happens. Am I missing something?