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How and What to Post to Training Peaks (training log)

One of the biggest sources of friction in coaching is communication. I have never blamed athletes for this. At best it is clunky to communicate through apps and training devices … but all this is slowly changing as things happen automatically. There are a few newer features and apps I think you should check out from TrainingPeaks.com and HRV4Training.

First off, why not get an account with training peaks if you don’t have one. You can link to my coaching with this link, or get your own at www.trainingpeaks.com. 

How did You feel represented by 5-options of smiley, or not so smiley, faces!

This should now pop up in the mobile app and on the website when logging a workout … go with your gut feeling on these ratings. First feelings/thoughts not what you think your coach wants to hear!

 

RPE … how hard was the workout

You can also rate this after you finish the workout in the workout pop-up window and a slider scale from very easy -> moderate -> All Out!

 

To Augment your comments – use the Training Peaks Mobile App and ask yourself

WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, HOW MANY, HOW MUCH, HOW FEEL YOU?

Telling your coach (or your future self) what you did on that day, where you rode, who you rode with, how many reps, what strategy/goal did you have, how you felt and any other things that are relevant like gear, stops for lunch, blips in your device files, or saddle sores and other ‘niggles’ that might be important for future injury/illness decisions.

Use HRV4Training to get resting HR, HRV **AND** post ‘metrics’ and ‘annotations’ to Training Peaks

This app is great. It works. It is simple and has been around for ~5 years. I have used it for over 3 years. The data is good and it just requires your smart phone camera and your finger. While HRV and HR is great to have the added bonuses of 1-5 minutes (you choose duration) to meditate each day AND send metrics/comments to your training peaks account to sit with all your automatic training file uploads is HUGE.
Here is the link  to the website: http://www.hrv4training.com/
Link to 2 podcasts with Marco the creator on Consummate Athlete: LINK
Make sure to turn all the metrics on and fill it out each morning – above screenshot shows key spot in HRV4Training APP
This is the metrics window where you, or your coach, can see how you are doing each day.
The annotations (notes) is a huge win for communication if you make  the 2min habit each morning
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How to read long title on training peaks mobile app

I am getting some feedback from folks on using the mobile app, which is great because it means folks are using the mobile app and logging comments/workouts more!
The Issue
I will occasionally (often) use the title of workouts for extra notes specific to clients (wattage, reps, pace etc).
This is great, but the title gets cut off when you hold the phone vertically so clients miss or at least can’t read the whole title and then go to the desktop website (or check their emails).
Don’t go on a search it is easy to see the full title!
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Portrait’ or ‘vertical’ phone orientation – see title is cut off
On the training peaks mobile app you can ROTATE YOUR PHONE to see long titles and expanded views of the calendar, graph, workout window. 
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(rotated phone – screenshot with full title w. pace )
The Mobile app is great for checking workout on the go and for logging those valuable comments,
  *get the training peaks mobile app on itunes or android here
hope that helps!

How to upload Garmin to Training Peaks and Strava Automatically

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Link to the Newsletter and the extra content / upcoming clinic-session info

As I work through the end of season reviews and new client intake forms one of the big topics is always communication. To maximize the time and money spent on coaching and training we need to make communicating part of our daily routine. As technology advances, we are more and more able to automate our processes and reduce the work we need to do IF WE ARE WILLING TO INVEST TIME UP FRONT!!Let’s take some time, now that it is off-season to review our processes and try some new things!

1) REMEMBER TO FILL IN THE TRAINING DIARY / LOG / COMMENTS

The first step is to get using training peaks comments daily. Tell me about everything, just like a diary (food, sleep, social, and everything about your ride)
=> Training Peaks Mobile App for your smart phone (HERE) makes this easy to do

2) UPLOAD TO TRAINING PEAKS AUTOMATICALLY WITH GARMIN CONNECT

Next is to get uploading your files. Most clients use a Garmin device now and a new ‘hack’ has made uploading almost mindless … just plug in your device.
a) download Garmin Express HERE
b) Get a Garmin Connect account HERE
c) Connect Garmin Connect to Training Peaks HERE
d) Test it out byPlugin in Your Garmin!

3) NOW CONNECT YOUR GARMIN CONNECT TO STRAVA!

Strava is another great tool
-> you can also allow Garmin connect to send to strava automatically and save time

=> Basically click ‘upload’ in strava, then select ‘get started’ under the Garmin logo and enter your GarminConnect Login.
-> DC Rainmaker did a How TO HERE in more detail.

4) MYFITNESS PAL CAN FILL IN TRAINING PEAKS NUTRITION TO KEEP IN ONE PLACE (or for coach info)

MyFitnessPal is also now sync’d with Training Peaks and is the nutrition tracker I use and recommend
=> Sync your accounts now.

5) If you have old Training data in Strava you can export it as a GPX and then drag it onto the trainingpeks.com calendar.
Peter
PS. Remember you can book a call with me easily w. Front Desk and I can help you or even do these tasks for you.