You can track improvements in performance over time by comparing your workouts and retesting your fitness at regular intervals (we recommend every 8 weeks).
It's a good idea to set some benchmarks when you start your plan:
- Understand your current fitness is by performing these fitness tests included in your plan.
- Have clear and realistic goals to work towards.
- Choose the appropriate training plan for your current fitness, time availability and goals.
- Track and log your progress.
If you like an in-depth analysis of key metrics with charts to help you stay on track, there are many possibilities with Premium TrainingPeaks.
In your dashboard, you can track your Peak Power, Pace, HR, Speed amongst many others. Your Performance Management Chart (described below) will help you stay on top of fitness trends.
On your TrainingPeaks Mobile App, you can also easily view your top 20 Peak Performances.
- Training Stress Score (TSS): based on the duration and intensity of each workout
- Fatigue (Acute Training Load ATL): an exponentially weighted average of TSS from the past 7 days to calculate Fatigue
- Fitness (Chronic Training Load CTL): an exponentially weighted average of the last 42 days of training
- Form (Training Stress Balance TSB): Fitness - Fatigue = Form
- More definitions from TrainingPeaks
Watch this short video from TrainingPeaks for concise explanations of key terms and how to use your PMC:
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