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How do I create an Annual Training Plan in the ATP Wizard?

Jason Short
posted this on September 18, 2013 11:43 AM

The Annual Training Plan (ATP) Wizard:

The ATP Wizard is a multi-step software wizard that is included in all TrainingPeaks.com Personal Edition Premium Subscriptions accounts.  This program will walk you through the steps to create a periodized Annual Training Plan, help you set your goals, and will provide a weekly set of customized workouts.  The ATP Wizard provides what workouts to do and an overall number of hours to workout for the week, but is still left to you to schedule the day of the week and exact amount of time for the workout.

The ATP is often most powerful when used in conjunction with the Virtual Coach.

NOTE: The ATP Wizard and Pre-Built Training Plans are two separate planning tools that are not intended to be used at the same time, and if used at the same time, each one will not influence the planned workouts with the other. The ATP Wizard is a tool that is found within all Paid Subscription accounts, and the Pre-Built Training Plans are purchased separately from Paid Subscriptions.

How to use the Annual Training Plan (ATP) Wizard

Log in to your TrainingPeaks.com Personal Edition Premium Subscription account.

  1. Click the "ATP" icon on the left side pane to open up the ATP section.
  2. Fill out the information.  Click the "?" if you have a question on how to calculate your Annual Training Hours

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      3. Enter you season goals, training objectives, level of fitness and races/events.  If you have a question on your level of fitness, click the "?".

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      4. Here you will see your calculated ATP.  You can switch between the Grid View and the Graph View.  Use the "Options" drop-down to access different                 options.  

      5. You can chance the planned hours by either clicking on the hrs number in the grid view, or by clicking on the hrs. bar in the graph view.

      6. You can add Details for each week by clicking in the Details area and typing.

      7. You can also change the Strength training codes, and the focus for Swim/Bike/Run by clicking in those cells.  

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     8. To edit a week in the graph view, just click on the bar.  You can drag the bar up and down to change the training hours, but to change the focus, race, or             add details you need to click on the bar.  This will bring up the screen to make changes. 

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    9. When you are finished, be sure to click "Save"!

  10. In your calendar, you will see your ATP hrs populate in your week summary box between the dates specified for your ATP.

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