Training


Run TSS Score (rTSS) Explained

  

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?

  

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)

  

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.


The Science of the Performance Manager

  

Andy Coggan discusses the incredible science behind the Performance Manager.


Quadrant Analysis

  

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.


Are You Fit? Aerobic Endurance and Decoupling

  

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.


Power Profiling

  

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.


Creating a Performance Management Chart (PMC) in WKO+ 3.0

  


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.


What Is A Match?

  

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 <span style="font-family: HelveticaNeueW01-56It;">match.</span>


How to Analyze Power Data in WKO+ 3.0

  

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.


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