How to: use Trainingpeaks and work with your coach

Working with your Arduua Skyrunning coach in Trainingpeaks.

All of our training programmes use Trainingpeaks which is an excellent, easy-to-use tool for planning, managing and analysing training, as well as communicating directly with your coach. Here’s how;

First you will need to synch your running watch and heart-rate monitor to Trainingpeaks and connect with your coach. This will only take a few minutes, follow our quick guide here.

Trainingpeaks dashboard

When you log in into Trainingpeaks you arrive at your dashboard. This displays your main objectives or next event, details of your planned training for today and tomorrow, as well as a summary of your fitness, fatigue and recovery state.

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Trainingpeaks dashboard. Main objectives and events.

Your training plan

To find all of your planned training sessions, click on the calendar tab. Here you will find all your scheduled workouts whether they are running, strength or mobility/flexibility sessions.

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In Calendar you will find all your planned trainings.

Trainingpeaks colour codes

Each training session displays a colour to indicate if it has been completed or not.

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in the Calendar you can see all the trainings, the type of training, and if it is completed or not.

Green: training is completed in the same time as it was planned.

Red: training has not been done.

Yellow/Orange: training has been completed, but lasted for a different time than the planned one (either longer or shorter).

Strength training sessions

To see the details of a strength training session, click on it from the calendar. In the pop-out you can see the details and objectives for the session, and any specific instructions.

The training can also contain attachments, such as video or photos, to show specific exercises with correct technique and safety.

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Here you can find the description of the training.
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Training objectives and methodology.

What to do after a strength training session

After a strength training session you can indicate how you felt, how hard the training was for you and any comments about the session for your coach. The more information and feedback that you can give to your coach, the better your coach can tailor future training sessions for you.  

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Feedback from your coach

Once your coach has reviewed your training they will give you feedback about your training and/or answer to your comments.

Running training sessions

Click on the running training session from your calendar where you can see a general view of it.

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Running training general view.

Click on the blue bar training chart, and you will find the details about the planned training.

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Running training comments to your activity.

Download the training to your running watch

On your running watch, choose the activity (e.g. running or trail running) and your watch will automatically find your training (ensure your watch is synched with Trainingpeaks here).

You can also export the training session from Trainingpeaks and then upload the planned training to your watch manually with the icon to the right.

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Export a planned workout.

Different types of running training sessions

Your training plan will consist of many different types of running training sessions; continuous running, fartleks, hills, intervals, etc. Using the information we gained during Build Your Plan your coach will have established and explained your heart rate zones 1-5.

  • Easy runs, zone 1 – 2
  • Tempo runs, zone 3
  • Subthreshold – Zone 4
  • Anaerobic, zone 5

How to perform your running session with your watch

Each training session is pre-programmed into your watch (ensure it is synched to your Trainingpeaks account here). As an example; Easy run warm-up for 15 minutes. Your watch will tell you to go faster or slower depending on your heart rate. Then the watch beeps to tell you that the intervals will start. Run in zone 5 for 1 minute, then rest 1.5 minutes. The watch tells you to go faster or slower depending on your current pulse. The watch will indicate when the session is complete and time to cool down for 15 minutes.

What you need to do after a running training

After a running training session you can indicate how you felt, how hard the training was for you and any comments about the session for your coach. The more information and feedback that you can give to your coach, the better your coach can tailor future training sessions for you.  

Feedback from your coach

Once your coach has reviewed your training they will give you feedback about your training and/or answer to your comments.

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Comments from your coach.

Stretch and mobility training sessions

Click on the stretch and mobility training from your calendar, you can see a general view of it, and details about the training.

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Description of training.

What you need to do after a stretching training

After a running training session you can put in how much time you spent doing it, indicate how you felt, how hard the training was for you and any comments about the session for your coach. The more information and feedback that you can give to your coach, the better your coach can tailor future training sessions for you.  

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Edit time spent.
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Put comments.

Feedback from your coach

Once your coach has reviewed your training they will give you feedback about your training and/or answer to your comments.

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