How To Set Thresholds And Calculate TrainingPeaks Zones

Once you have tested and determined your threshold values enter the figures into your TrainingPeaks account settings to get the most accurate workout data and analysis.

  1. Log into your account.
  2. Click your name in the upper right.
  3. Click account settings.
  4. Click or scroll to "Zones" on the left side menu.
  5. Listed are three sections: Heart Rate, Power and Speed/Pace.
  6. There are options for a “Default” value and sport-specific values for zones for each section. If you have a different threshold for each sport type (heart rate for running vs. cycling, for example), you will want to set threshold and zones for each sport. The "Default" values in a specific section will be used for any sport type that doesn't have an individual setting.
  7. There is a drop-down within each section for other activity types to set your TrainingPeaks zones to be used based on the activity selected on your workout device.
  8. If you only have basic threshold values, enter your heart rate, power or pace info and then select your auto-calculation type and method to populate your zones. If you have determined values for each zone through testing, enter those values in the corresponding fields. 
  9. Click “Save” or “Save and Close” at the bottom of the page.


Read more about setting thresholds and why they are important here.

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