Switching from Running to Cycling V02 Max for Training Status?

Given the winter cold, I've been cycling indoors with power meter pedals instead of doing any outdoor running.  For a couple months, my Training Status said that it was using my Cycling V02 Max Trend for its calculations.  Perfect.

Then last week, I went for a few long walks without an HRM and stupidly used the Run Activity with just OHR.  This resulted in a bunch of bad Running V02 Max readings that aren't meaningful.  Unfortunately, even though I've kept cycling indoors, my Training Status switched over last week and started using my Running V02 Max Trend instead (based on the bad data).  I know that deleting the activities doesn't do anything to the recorded V02 max readings so instead, I'm just waiting and hoping that the Training Status will soon switch back over to use my Cycling V02 Max Trend.

But, I've produced four cycling readings and zero running readings in the past five days and Training Status says its still based on my Running V02 Max Trend (annoying!).  Anyone know how long it takes (e.g. how many activities of one vs. the other) for the algorithm to switch over and start using Cycling V02 Max again?  I think that it likes to default to Running in general, but, if I'm not running at all for a given period of time, it really should start using my Cycling numbers again soon I'd hope.

Thanks.

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  • Delete the running activity(s) that resulted in a bad VO2 max reading, and see if that helps. Otherwise it could take up to a month before the VO2 Max measured during that run starts getting ignored.

    VO2 Max uses a prioritization system to determine which activity to calculate VO2 Max from:

    1. If there is a recent running VO2 Max measurement, then it always uses that.
    2. If no running VO2 Max is available, then it uses cycling VO2 Max.
    3. If neither running nor cycling VO2 Max measurements are available, then it uses walking VO2 Max.

    Their reasoning is that Running produces the most accurate VO2 Max measurements; second-most accurate is cycling; and the least accurate measurement being walking.

    In your case, the watch is ignoring the Cycling VO2 Max because there's a recent Running one. So if you delete the Running activity you did from your watch and Connect, then I think (hopefully) it will revert back to using the next VO2 Max in the list, which is cycling.

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  • Delete the running activity(s) that resulted in a bad VO2 max reading, and see if that helps. Otherwise it could take up to a month before the VO2 Max measured during that run starts getting ignored.

    VO2 Max uses a prioritization system to determine which activity to calculate VO2 Max from:

    1. If there is a recent running VO2 Max measurement, then it always uses that.
    2. If no running VO2 Max is available, then it uses cycling VO2 Max.
    3. If neither running nor cycling VO2 Max measurements are available, then it uses walking VO2 Max.

    Their reasoning is that Running produces the most accurate VO2 Max measurements; second-most accurate is cycling; and the least accurate measurement being walking.

    In your case, the watch is ignoring the Cycling VO2 Max because there's a recent Running one. So if you delete the Running activity you did from your watch and Connect, then I think (hopefully) it will revert back to using the next VO2 Max in the list, which is cycling.

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