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Your guide to using TrainingPeaks more effectively and becoming a better coach

Dive into TrainingPeaks and learn everything from how to setup your Coach and Athlete accounts, build and plan workouts efficiently, analyze workout data, and get started with training metrics.
By the end of the course you will be ready to use TrainingPeaks more effectively, saving you time and ultimately empowering you to grow your coaching business. Whether you have been using TrainingPeaks for years or are just starting, this course will teach you best practices that are useful to coaches at any experience level.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Getting Started

    • Welcome to TrainingPeaks Essentials for Coaches

    • Navigating the Online Course player

  • 2

    Chapter 1 - Coach Account Setup

  • 3

    Chapter 2 - Getting Started with Athletes

    • Adding new athletes

    • Premium vs Basic Athletes (Should you upgrade your athlete?)

    • Syncing athlete data

    • Threshold Overview

    • Setting Thresholds and Zones

    • Entering Health Metrics

    • Athlete Onboarding and Checklist

    • Adding yourself as an athlete to your coach account

    • Quiz 2

  • 4

    Chapter 3 - Annual Planning (ATP)

    • Building an Annual Training Plan

    • Quiz 3

  • 5

    Chapter 4 - Weekly and Daily Planning

    • Introduction to the planning process

    • What workouts look like to your athletes

    • Writing Workouts

    • Workout Builder Basics

    • Workout Libraries

    • Calendar Tips and Tricks - Workouts, Events, Goals, Notes

    • Calendar Tips and Tricks - Hide, Lock, Copy/Paste

    • Training Plans

    • Quiz 4

  • 6

    Chapter 5 - Introduction to training Metrics

    • Introduction to Daily Workout and Performance Management Metrics

    • Quiz 5

  • 7

    Chapter 6 - Workout Analysis

    • Before you open a workout

    • Basic Workout Analysis

    • Fixing bad data

    • Quiz 6

  • 8

    Chapter 7 - Training analysis (Dashboard)

    • Basic Dashboard Functionality

    • Finding Bad Data with the Dashboard

    • Quiz 7

  • 9

    Next steps

    • Complete TrainingPeaks University Resources

    • Introduction to Business Resources

    • Tell us what you think

Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Complete the course and assessments to earn CEUs and make progress toward TrainingPeaks Certification.

  • USA Cycling

    4 CEUs

  • USA Triathlon

    3 CEUs


Cody Stephenson

Education Specialist

Cody grew up racing mountain bikes in Durango, Colorado where he developed a passion for endurance sports, science, math and technology. He switched to the road and track while racing for Fort Lewis College, where he also managed to get a couple of science degrees. Now he gets to write and talk about his favorite topics every day as an Education Specialist at TrainingPeaks. When he’s not helping coaches learn to leverage technology to reach their goals he’s trying to become as good of a mountain bike racer as he was when he was 13 years old.