Structured Workout Export

Structured Workout files exported from TrainingPeaks are compatible with most indoor training applications. Structured Workouts can be exported in .ERG, .MRC, .FIT, or .ZWO formats.  

Automatically Export Your Structured Workout

A few major device manufacturers and virtual training platforms offer automatic structured workout export with TrainingPeaks.  Once authorized, your structured workout for the day on TrainingPeaks will seamlessly export to your device or virtual training platform.  

Garmin

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Please note these instructions assume you have already authorized the TrainingPeaks/Garmin auto-sync.  If you have not done so, please follow the complete instructions here.

  1. Log into your TrainingPeaks account and navigate to https://www.trainingpeaks.com/account/garminconnect.
  2. Enter your Garmin Connect login credentials.  Make sure you're logging into the Garmin Connect account you associated with your device.
  3. You will see the option to enable the planned structured workout sync.  Enable it.
  4. Once you have linked your Garmin Connect and TrainingPeaks accounts, any available future structured workouts added to your TrainingPeaks calendar will immediately sync to your Garmin Connect calendar.
  5. The next time your device syncs with Garmin Connect, your workout will be sent to your device. Depending on the model of your Garmin device your workouts will sync by Bluetooth, WiFi, LTE, USB cable, or ANT+ Stick. Find more information about getting your workout from your Garmin Connect Calendar to your device here.

A Garmin Connect icon on the workout Quick View in TrainingPeaks indicates that the workout has been synced to Garmin Connect.

Wahoo ELEMNT or Bolt

Supported structured workouts types: Power and heart rate bike workouts. Cadence supported for bike workouts

Before attempting the authorization, make sure you have the most current version of both the ELEMNT/BOLT firmware installed and the most current version of the ELEMNT companion mobile app for iOS or Android.

  1. Using the Wahoo ELEMNT Companion App, link your TrainingPeaks account (make sure you are using the ELEMNT Companion app, and not the Wahoo Fitness or Utility apps). 
  2. Under "Profile" select "Linked Accounts" and tap the TrainingPeaks option to authorize the sync.  This will sync your planned structured workouts to your ELEMNT as well as sync your completed workouts to your TrainingPeaks account.
  3. Once the connection to TrainingPeaks is authorized there are 2 ways to sync your planned workouts to your device
    • Through the companion app - under the "Ride" tab you can select "planned workouts" then sort by "schedule" to sync your planned workout from TrainingPeaks.  You can then select the correct workout for the day to sync it to your ELEMNT over Bluetooth
    • Over Wifi - if your ELEMNT is connected to your home or work Wifi you can hit the menu button on the left side of the device, then scroll to the "Planned Workouts" line and select "sync" to sync your workouts directly to your device.

Zwift

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Supported structured workout types -Duration (as a % of FTP (Power)) and RPE for bike workouts and, distance and % of FTP (pace) for running workouts. Cadence supported for bike workouts

  1. Login to Zwift.com and make sure your TrainingPeaks athlete account is linked on the Zwift connections page.
  2. When you login to the Zwift app and select workouts, you will find today's structured workout under the TrainingPeaks dropdown (if you don't see it at the top scroll down to the bottom as sometimes it will be last in the list of workout folders).  
  3. You'll only see the workout for the current day, and it updates automatically each day. If you want to save a workout permanently to your Zwift workout folder so you can use it anytime then you can manually add the workout file to Zwift.

More information about Zwift and TrainingPeaks can be found here

Manual Export 

To export a workout that has been built with the Workout Builder, please click the 'Export' button in the upper right corner of Quick View.   

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.ERG 

Supported structured workout types - Only available for a power-based structured workout

You will want to select an .ERG file if you are using:

 

.FIT 

Supported structured workout types - Heart rate, Pace, Power, RPE. Cadence targets not supported

If you are using a Garmin device you will want to enable the Garmin Connect Calendar sync.

.fit workout files are also compatible with 

 

.MRC 

Supported structured workout types - Only available for power-based workouts

You will want to select a .MRC file if you are using:

 

FAQs

Why is .FIT the only option to export for my workout?

  • If you are only seeing the .FIT option, it means that your workout is based on Heart Rate, Pace, or RPE.  The .ERG and .MRC formats are specific to workouts that include Power data.  You will only be able to export as a .FIT with Heart Rate and duration based pace workouts.  Power cycling, RPE, and distance based pace workouts can be exported as .zwo

Why can't I export or sync my swimming workouts to my Garmin?

  • Garmin has not made their formatting for structured swim workouts publicly available yet.  They have indicated that they are planning to and we will start working on making swim workouts compatible as soon as we have that information.

Should I see the Export option for my workouts that were built with the Workout Builder and are currently in my Workout Library?

  • No, you will not see an export button until the workout is applied to the calendar.

Why don't the target zones for the structured workout on my device match the range in TrainingPeaks?

  • The ranges in TrainingPeaks and your device will not match.  The range on your device will show +/- 10% from the interval target specified in the structured workout.  The range of the structured workout in TrainingPeaks is the zone the target range falls within. The device range was set to avoid triggering device alerts/beeps that would happen if the target range displayed on the device was too narrow. 
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