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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 Training Stress Score (15)

Tuesday
Dec112012

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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Tuesday
Oct302012

How to “Cheat” by Using a Power Meter in an Ironman, by Joe Friel

Using a power meter in an Ironman triathlon is almost like cheating. While others are trying to gauge intensity through a cloudy veil of emotion, which makes perceived exertion and even heart rate nearly useless, the athlete with a power meter is focused on a number that, if maintained with only slight variations, will produce an optimal bike split.

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Friday
Sep072012

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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Friday
May042012

Joe Friel's Quick Guide to Setting Zones

This Quick Guide will help you set your training zones using heart rate, power, and pace. You will learn how to get the intensity of your workouts dialed in for your heart rate monitor, power meter, and runner’s speed and distance device such as a GPS or accelerometer. Swimming pace is also described here.

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Thursday
Mar292012

Ask the Experts: Building Chronic Training Load

Jeff Vicario of TrainingBible Coaching explains how you can use Chronic Training Load in the Performance Management Chart to make sure you're building fitness at the right rate up until your "A" race.

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