Run TSS Score (rTSS) Explained

Friday, December 19, 2008 | By Stephen McGregor, Ph.D.

Calculating your Run Training Stress Score (rTSS) for running is a useful tool for coaches. This article explains what rTSS is and how it is calculated. 

What is Base Training?

Friday, October 24, 2008 | By Joe Friel

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.

Using Pace Zone Index (PZI)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 | By Matt Fitzgerald

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. 

Are You Fit? Aerobic Endurance and Decoupling

Friday, October 10, 2008 | By Joe Friel

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.

Quadrant Analysis

Friday, October 10, 2008 | By Andy R. Coggan, Ph.D.

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.

Power Profiling

Friday, October 10, 2008 | By Andy R. Coggan, Ph.D.

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.

What Is A Match?

Thursday, October 9, 2008 | By Hunter Allen

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.

How to Analyze Power Data in WKO+ 3.0

Thursday, October 9, 2008 | By Hunter Allen

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.

Managing Your Training Stress Balance

Monday, September 1, 2008 | By Matt Fitzgerald

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. 

Thresholds 411

Saturday, August 2, 2008 | By TrainingPeaks

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. 

Avoiding the Bike-Run Bonk

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 | By Pacific Health Laboratories

Taking in too much nutrition during long-distance triathlons is more common than not taking in enough.

Book Excerpt: Fitness, Fatigue and Form

Monday, January 1, 2007 | By Joe Friel

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.