Workout adherence is a measure of how strictly you followed your workout, with a perfect score being 100%. A score greater than 100% indicates that you ran faster or for longer than intended, and conversely a score less than 100% indicates that you ran slower or for a shorter duration than intended.
If you believe your score is incorrect, the first thing to check is that the run is linked to the correct workout. Following that look at the ‘planned vs performed’ charts for the activity to see where you have been penalised.
Besides displaying the percentage figure, on some screens within the application Workout Adherence is depicted as a ‘traffic light’ graphic. The table below illustrates the graphics used, along with an indication of whether the adherence score equates to the awarding of an angel or devil in one of our running challenges (though specific challenges might vary).
|Angel or Devil?
|You ran significantly too slowly or for a shorter duration than planned.
|90% to <92%
|Almost too little
|You almost ran too slowly or for a shorter duration than planned.
|92% to <95%
|A good score but you ran slightly slower or shorter than planned.
|95% to <98%
|Close to perfection, but you ran just a little bit slower or shorter than planned.
|98% to 102%
|Top of the class! You followed your planned workout to perfection.
|102% to 105%
|Close to perfection, but you ran just a little bit faster or longer than planned.
|105% to 108%
|A good score but you ran slightly faster or longer than planned.
|108% to 110%
|Almost too much
|You almost ran too fast or for a longer duration than planned.
|You ran significantly too fast or for a longer duration than planned.
It should also be noted that workout adherence is a velocity-based metric and there will naturally be potential consequent discrepancies if you are running to heart rate. We plan to introduce a heart rate based workout adherence in the future.
Additionally, any run back step is included in the calculations, and so if your run back is excessive this will negatively affect your score. (We are considering introducing a ‘lax’ version of the score that does not include the run back step in the future.)