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How to View and Use Peak Performances

BY Dave Schell

Peak Performances allow you to quickly see progress toward your goals through peak power, heart rate or pace numbers on all bike and run workouts.

Achieving a goal is about consistency and progress over time; laying the foundation and then building upon it with longer, faster and often more intense workouts. Peak performances will let you know how you’re progressing towards your goal with every workout you upload.

If you have a premium account, every time you produce a peak power, run pace at a given distance, or heart rate you will be rewarded with a medal indicating that you have achieved a new Peak Performance. A graph showing where each Peak Performance ranks among others of this year and/or all time allows you to track progress over time.

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Get Started

To get started using Peak Performances, simply record a workout and then upload it to your TrainingPeaks account. If the workout contains a peak power, heart rate, or run pace at one of the defined distances it will be denoted by a medal icon on the workout or your home view.

Opening the workout will reveal all the peak performances for that workout along with a number showing where it ranks. A round medal indicates a peak performance for the current year, while a star denotes an all-time best!

TrainingPeaks Peak Performances & All-Time Bests

To gain a historical perspective on your performance, click the medal icon at the bottom of your mobile app to show up to 20 best bike or run performances over this year, or all-time, over the durations or distances that matter most to you.

Is 20-minute power the key to your mountain bike success? Trying to set a new personal best for the 10K? You can now easily track your progress and highlight the top three performances of the year or all time.

Peak Performances provides you with another way to track your progress over time as you work toward your goal. Take this new feature out for a test run by logging a workout today!

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About Dave Schell

Dave Schell is the Director of Education at TrainingPeaks University. He coaches triathletes and cyclists of all levels from beginner to pro to achieve their highest potential. When Dave isn’t traveling the world teaching others how to better use TrainingPeaks, he’s trying hard not to fall off of his mountain bike.

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