Most athletes are very competitive people.
Whether competing against actual competitors, or just one’s self, athletes like to keep track of the score… or the time… or whatever the measuring stick happens to be.
Measuring performance and monitoring self-improvement is what keeps endurance athletes coming back for more. Athletes know their PRs (personal records) and naturally, they are looking to improve them.
This is our inherent nature. It’s a good thing, BUT it should NOT be the ONLY thing.
One of the many great features of Training Peaks is you can upload your completed workout files within your online training log. This allows you and your coach to review and analyze the completed prescribed workout.
It also provides a bit of accountability for the athlete.
If you own a CompuTrainer, here’s what you need to do to upload your data on Training Peaks following your workout. (Note: This will be for the RacerMate One software – pictured below).
1. Open RacerMate ONE software
2. Click on “Options” at the bottom of the screen (if you’re not already there)
It’s All Perspective
by: RTA athlete, Liz Urtecho
Over the past 3 weeks I have had the opportunity to reflect on my Ironman finish, what it meant to me and how I will go forward in the sport. I was finding myself getting caught up in the results, analyzing every split, and coming up with new and improved nutrition strategies. I was planning for the next race, my training/racing plan for 2016 and the 2017 Ironman. I was looking forward to my next BOOM!