Don’t let the numbers intimidate you.

If you are already a TrainingPeaks athlete or coach you may have seen acronyms such as TSS and IF, but what do they mean and how can you use them? TrainingPeaks was built to provide actionable insights into athlete performances so you can more effectively measure improvement and reach your full coaching potential. In this course, endurance coaching icon Joe Friel demystifies each of the most important metrics and explains how you can use them in your training and coaching to reach your goals.

If you are looking for a thorough introduction to TrainingPeaks that will help you get the most out of tool, you must take this course.

This course is included in TrainingPeaks University OnlineTake TrainingPeaks University Online for a more thorough understanding of coaching with TrainingPeaks.

What you will learn

  • What metrics mean

    Understand what all of the basic metrics mean in TrainingPeaks.

  • Use metrics when planning

    Improve your training plans by incorporating new, easy-to-use metrics into your planning.

  • Performance Management Chart

    Optimize training and recovery to improve your performance.

Meet your instructor

  • Joe Friel

    Joe Friel

    TrainingPeaks Co-Founder, Training Bible Author, and Endurance Coach Icon

    Joe Friel has trained endurance athletes since 1980. His clients are elite amateur and professional road cyclists, mountain bikers, triathletes, and duathletes. They come from all corners of the globe and include American and foreign national champions, world championship competitors, and an Olympian.He is the author of ten books on training for endurance athletes including the popular and best-selling Training Bible book series. He holds a masters degree in exercise science, is a USA Triathlon and USA Cycling certified Elite-level coach, and is a founder and past Chairman of the USA Triathlon National Coaching Commission.Joe conducts seminars around the world on training and racing for cyclists, multisport athletes, and coaches, and provides consulting services for corporations in the fitness industry.He has also been active in business as a founder of Training Peaks (www.trainingpeaks.com), a web-based software company, and TrainingBible Coaching (www.trainingbible.com).Joe lives and trains in the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, Arizona, overlooking the Valley of the Sun.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Intro to TrainingPeaks Metrics
    • Measuring training, determining threshold, metrics overview
    • Normalized Power/Normalized Graded Pace, Variability Index, "Matches",
    • Intensity Factor, Training Stress Score, Efficiency Factor, Decoupling
    • Advanced Metrics Definitions
    • Presentation Slides
  • 2
    The Performance Management Chart
    • The Performance Manager: Chronic Training Load (fitness), Acute Training Load (fatigue), and Training Stress Balance (form)
    • PMC

What students are saying

  • Fundamental information for all coaches

    Jakub Napiórkowski

    I think this is a very good course for all coach who get know more about metrics in TrainingPeaks. Joe Friel explained how use to metrics in training analysis and prepare better in competition. For me this course is the best idea when you start to...

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    I think this is a very good course for all coach who get know more about metrics in TrainingPeaks. Joe Friel explained how use to metrics in training analysis and prepare better in competition. For me this course is the best idea when you start to work with TrainingPeaks.

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