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Q&A with Hal Higdon

Each week, coach and author, Hal Higdon answers your questions about running. Here's the latest:

Entries in Performance Management Chart (15)


Gear's Thoughts: Our Top 10 Accomplishments of 2012

The last day of 2012 is the perfect day to look back and reflect on your accomplishments of the past year.  What worked? What didn't? Did you meet your goals? What do you want to accomplish in 2013?  We asked ourselves those same questions and came up with a little top 10 list that we're quite proud of.

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Coming Soon: Threshold Improvement Notifications and More

Our next release is going to be a big one, as we’re incorporating threshold improvement notifications onto TrainingPeaks. In another upcoming release, we’ll also be improving our Print View feature for nutrition tracking and planning. Learn how about how threshold improvement notifications will help you get more out of TrainingPeaks, and how to enable or disable this optional feature as a coach or athlete.

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The Performance Management Chart: Past, Present and Future

This spring, we added the ability to model your PMC out into the future. However, this introduced a new problem - how to treat "Today" on the PMC. After a couple different approaches, we've ultimately settled on how Today will be treated based on user feedback.

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3 Times You Want to See Your Little Blue Line Take a Nose Dive

The Performance Management Chart is a great tool to help track and monitor your training and fitness. Although it's gratifying to watch the line that represents your Chronic Training Load go up and up, there are times when you want to see that "little blue line" take a plunge. Alan Couzens, head physiologist and coach for Endurance Corner, discusses the instances in which a decrease in your CTL will actually help you perform at your best.

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Haskins Double Carries Useful Lessons for All Triathletes

Sarah Haskins set a course record to win the St. Anthony's Triathlon, then only 12 days later came within a hair's breadth of qualifying for her second Olympics at ITU San Diego. Matt Fitzgerald interviews Haskins on her preparation and and draws a valuable lesson for all triathletes: how to be in peak form for two back-to-back races.

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