Power meters these days are synonymous with cycling training. But as many 2PEAK users already know, your running training can also benefit from accurately defined power zones. That is why 2PEAK is happy to announce you can integrate your 2PEAK training plan with the market leading running power meter Stryd.
Your personal training plan revolves around your goals and the races you have planned. Setting this up properly is crucial to make sure you have the best training plans and results from 2PEAK. Here is a guide for how your races should be added and set up so that you have the optimal training plan to achieve your goals.
Power on the Bike
It is common for athletes to define their fitness by average speed. However, since speed depends on a number of external factors in both running and cycling, an objective value is needed to give a meaningful indication of fitness level: performance.
The Internet is full of different training plans with just as many training philosophies. At 2PEAK hard facts are the basis of your plan and a daily tailor-made training is the focus. There is only one optimal plan for you and your life situation – we want to find it. We outlined below using five 2PEAK functions that help us do this.
2PEAK offers you a unique tool to auto detect your interval efforts and if they fit the designated criteria, will highlight and classify them as intervals.
Smart Training is meant to help you, to work on your deficits and to get you to your individual, optimal form.
Authored by Dr. Piero Fontana, PhD, our scientific advisor.*
2PEAK training planning is based on state of the art science and therefore takes into account the latest findings in performance physiology.
We will show you how endurance performance is delineated and classified on a scientific basis. In further articles we will show how these scientific facts influence modern training planning and how, thanks to the newest knowledge, you can increase your performance quicker and more specifically.
Our Training Plans are based on the well-known principle of periodization developed in training physiology. This means that specific forms of load and relief follow each other in a continuous sequence. For enthusiasts and competitive athletes a ratio of 3:1 has been determined as most effective. This means that after 3 days of load, one day of relief is given (this may be an easy day or a complete day off). Usually the duration increases within a block while the intensity declines. Normally two blocks of this nature build a Micro cycle lasting one week. Of course 2PEAK takes into account that the 3 sports of a triathlete are interdependent, but also include the opportunity to continue to train your upper body while your legs are exhausted.
2PEAK optimizes your fitness potential (yes precisely yours and not the average of randomized group). Static and non-intelligent training plans make rigid prescriptions like: these are the hours and workouts you have to do in order to prepare for this race… This is why we end up with preconceived notions such as “in order to be prepared to run a marathon you have to do at least X workouts of at least Y miles/duration”… But if this was the successful recipe for one (usually a pro) runner, why would this apply to you? Having a real life full of other goals and challenges, having a different albeit not even weaker talent set, a different athletic background, age, gender, everyone of us is unique.
The confusion around interval training and the answer to the problem of what makes an interval an interval?