What is the meaning of [Cap] in my workout name

[Cap] is short for capped. It means the workout needed to meet the ramp was higher than the workout that was sent out. The workout was capped at a max of load = fitness * 2 to ensure that the workout for the day doesn’t get too difficult.

Couple of reasons can lead to a capped workout

  1. Break day / missed workout leading to high form
  2. Ramp rate is high

In short capping works as a speed governor ensuring the pursuit of higher fitness doesn’t lead to burnouts or excessively long workouts.