TrainingPeaks has announced the release of Peak Performances for all Premium athletes using its software platform. Every time an athlete produces a peak power, run pace at a given distance, or heart rate he or she will be rewarded with a medal indicating that they have achieved a new Peak Performance. A graph showing where each Peak Performance ranks among others of this year and/or all time allows the athlete to track progress over time.
Peak Performances allows TrainingPeaks Premium users to see improvement and progress toward their goals through awarded medals on new peak power, heart rate, or pace numbers on all bike and run workouts.
TrainingPeaks notes that achieving a goal is about consistency and progress over time, laying the foundation and then building upon it with longer, faster and often more intense workouts. While the goal is the ultimate destination, ‘knowing whether or not you are on course to reach that goal is just as important’. Peak Performances will let athletes know how they are doing in that pursuit with every workout uploaded.
To get started using Peak Performances athletes simply record a workout and then upload it to their TrainingPeaks account. If the workout contains a peak power, heart rate, or run pace at one of the defined distances it will be denoted by a medal icon on the workout or the TrainingPeaks home view.
Opening the workout will reveal all the peak performances for that workout along with a number showing where it ranks. A round medal is for a metric from this year while a star denotes an all-time best.
To gain a historical perspective on performance, athletes can click the medal icon at the bottom of the Trainingpeaks mobile app to show up to 20 best bike or run performances over this year or all time over the durations or distances that matter most.