“How can i swap my workout for today with the one planned for Tuesday? Its raining and cold today while the sun will be out on Tuesday “
What is Cardiac Drift?
Cardiac stands for cardiovascular. Simply put a Cardiac Drift is an upward drift/ change in your heart rate over a certain amount of time, even though the training intensity remains the same.
Dr. med. Bernhard Rinderknecht *
I caught myself considering buying a set of titanium bolts for my racing machine. You save 5 grammes – has to be worth it! At the very latest when the climb gradient reaches double figures, we curse every gramme which helps our physical enemy, gravity to make life hard for us. It is almost a meditative therapy to imagine ordering the pretty package, opening it and replacing the steel bolts in the evening in the workshop.
During winter, without any races going on you’re mostly just training (more or less by yourself). You train but you still don’t really know where you stand in comparison to other athletes. Then Easter rolls along, many have already been in their first training camp for this year and the race season is only a few weeks away. Yup, time is definitely flying by and with it comes the question if we are on course/track. Am I training enough? Am I making progress? Is my data correct?
A big topic that comes with training is your recovery. This takes almost just as much discipline as the actual training and can be improved by a lot of things (reduce stress, increase amount of sleep…). When you log into your 2PEAK account, you can see a battery icon in the top right hand corner. This article is all about explaining what happens behind this battery, what it stands for and how you can use it to your advantage.
Are you on target? Are you training specifically enough to reach your goal? With this simple analysis we give you an overview on the quality of your workouts based on the 3 essential components of your endurance fitness (Potential/VO2max, Potential utilization and resistance).
We have features here at 2PEAK, which get used less than others. We’d like to create some awareness of the 2PEAK Social Feature, which you should definitely try out, if you’re fed up with training for hours all by yourself or you can’t find any good raining routes in new places.
It really is nice and cozy to just hang around in front of the fireplace all day and have a loaded plate with Mom’s cookies and a big cup of Grandma’s hot chocolate in front of you. Just looking at all of those chocolates… No longer the plates but rather the stomachs are gonna be fully loaded. All of a sudden it doesn’t seem too cozy but rather scary. Ever wondered if you can explode of too much gingerbread?
2PEAK has a lot of different features to offer and sometimes, especially in the beginning, it can definitely feel over whelming. But trust us, behind each and every button on our webpage, a lot of effort and thought has been invested. A really cool feature that we have and that you should definitely check out are our tags. When you document your training and you click on the “show advanced options”, a list of different factors that all play into your training appears.
After a race there’s always two aspects to be analysed. How is your body (physical aspect) and how’s the head (psychological aspect) dealing with the ups and downs and the fight with ourselves? It’s normal and a good stimulus for us to not always be 100% happy with how a race went. Because there’s always at least one thing that could be optimised. Important is, that we can use this to learn and improve ourselves for the next big day.