There are some interesting insights behind some of the new headline functionality for the MARQ ATHLETE and MARQ DRIVER. I’ve not yet delved too deeply myself but here are the manuals for you to RTFM at leisure.
TRAINING LOAD FOCUS
Your device analyzes and distributes your training load into different categories based on the intensity and structure of each activity recorded.
Training load focus includes the total load accumulated per category and the focus of the training. Your device displays your load distribution over the last 4 weeks
TRAINING LOAD BALANCE
In order to maximize performance and fitness gains, training should be distributed across three categories: low aerobic, high aerobic, and anaerobic.
Training load balance shows you how much of your training is currently in each category and provides training targets.
Training load balance requires at least 7 days of training to determine if your training load is low, optimal, or high.
After 4 weeks of training history, your training load estimate will have more detailed target information to help you balance your training activities.
- Below targets: Your training load is lower than optimal in all intensity categories. Try increasing the duration or frequency of your workouts.
- Low aerobic shortage: Try adding more low aerobic activities to provide recovery and balance for your higher intensity activities.
- High aerobic shortage: Try adding more high aerobic activities to help improve your lactate threshold and VO2 max. over time.
- Anaerobic shortage: Try adding a few more intense, anaerobic activities to improve your speed and anaerobic capacity over time.
- Balanced: Your training load is balanced and provides all-around fitness benefits as you continue training.
- Low aerobic: Your training load is mostly low aerobic activity. This provides a solid foundation and prepares you for adding more intense workouts.
- High aerobic: Your training load is mostly high aerobic activity. These activities help to improve lactate threshold, VO2 max., and endurance.
- Anaerobic: Your training load is mostly intense activity. This leads to rapid fitness gains but should be balanced with low aerobic activities.
- Above targets: Your training load is higher than optimal, and you should consider scaling back the duration and frequency of your workouts.