The Base period is the time of year when you train to train, not train to race. That means in base you are preparing the body for the greater stresses that will follow in the build period.
The Training Peaks Pace Zone Index (PZI)™ was developed in conjunction with Matt Fitzgerald and represents a practical evolution of the principles developed by running coach Jack Daniels.
Creation of the Performance Management Chart is just like adding an extra chart to your home page. And just like other charts, the PMC is also highly customizable.
Decoupling could be a symptom of poor aerobic endurance, and could throw off your training. What is it and how can you test whether it is occuring in your training? Joe Friel walks you through some simple ways to test it.
Andy Coggan discusses the incredible science behind the Performance Manager.
Andy Coggan discusses Quandrant Analysis, a means of analyzing powermeter data files to obtain additional insight into the neuromuscular demands of a race or training session. QA is available as a feature in WKO+ v3.0 as well as TrainingPeaks Premium.
Andy Coggan adds some objectivity to finding your strengths and weaknesses, by creating a "power profile" using your power data. Find out how to compare your power to those of your competitors.
A "match" is an elusive term used by riders, and coaches within the bike racing world. When you burn a match, you have done a hard effort. It's an effort that in which you had to dig deep, or you had to really push yourself. Any bike racer knows what it feels like to have burned a match, but until now, no one has really tried to quantify a match.
Hunter Allen, co-author of Training and Racing with a Power Meter, walks through how to analyze a power file on TrainingPeaks WKO+ 3.0 desktop software.
In his latest article, Matt Fitzgerald explains the importance of managing your training stress balance, or controlling your workload to maximize your performance in a peak race.
Lactate Threshold Pace, Heart Rate and Power all refer to the maximum effort you’re able to maintain while your body can still remove the lactate acid being used by the muscles.
Taking in too much nutrition during long-distance triathlons is more common than not taking in enough.
An excerpt from The Training Bible book series defining fitness, fatigue and form; and how the Perfornance Management Chart can help you build and taper for your "A" event.