Training Peaks Login and Access
This link will help you create a new training peaks account to work with Coach Cliff Scherb
Tristar Athlete, your training block has been created in such a way that your coach has created alternating race distances by each week. This means for instance you may be preparing for a half ironman or full ironman triathlon while at the same time have a week that is focused on the energy systems needed for an olympic distance race.
Tristar athlete, as a cyclist our power output varies due to factors like wind, terrain and even other riders around us. Here’s where Normalized Power (NP) comes in.
FTP testing can be challenging both mentally and physically. Our interpretations around this key metric are useful in determining how to adjust your training and zones. Learn more about how to think about your performance output after this key test.
We have known for decades that if heart rate during an all-aerobic (below lactate/anaerobic threshold) workout rises while the intensity (power or pace) stays the same then the athlete is not operating efficiently and his or her aerobic endurance is questionable. The same is true if heart rate stays the same and power decreases or the pace slows.
Variability Index is a way to measure how smooth or “variable” your power output was during the ride. It is calculated by dividing your Normalized Power by your Average Power. A steady and even output, like during a triathlon, should have a VI of 1.05 or less. During a criterium race your VI may be as high as 1.2 or more. Learn more about this key metric…
Learn more about whether or not you are ready for your upcoming race with this key metric
How hard and how long do I need to train coach to get faster? Its all about knowing what type of athlete you want to be and whats possible!