Get Started With Your Athlete TrainingPeaks App

Welcome to TrainingPeaks!  We’re excited to be part of your athletic journey.  Follow these steps to get started with your account.

Fill Out Your Account Information

First, fill out your account information. When you sign up with TrainingPeaks and open the app you are prompted to fill out a number of fields to customize your experience. 

If you skipped over those screens, don’t worry, you can fill out that information by clicking on ‘More’, ‘settings’, and then ‘Account’. 

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Configure Your Zones

Once that’s filled out, back out of those screens and click on ‘Zones’. Set your heart rate, power, and pace thresholds. If you’re not sure what your thresholds are that’s OK.  Give this article a quick look and estimate your thresholds.  Setting your thresholds enables TrainingPeaks to populate charts correctly so you can see your fitness trends.

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Add Your Goal/Race

Now it’s time to add your goal event - typically this is the race you’re training for. Click the home screen and select the ‘Add Event’ button. Fill out the fields and click ‘Add’ on the top right. 

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Add a Workout

Next, add a workout.  From the home page click ‘add a workout’ button and fill out a title and some planned values.  For example, you could add a title of Endurance ride with 90 minutes for the duration. Click ‘add’ when you’re finished.

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Connect Your Device

The last step before you get out and train is to get your device to sync files with TrainingPeaks. Click the ‘peaks’ tab at the bottom of your screen and then select ‘How to Upload Your workout’.  Find your device and set up your sync. 

Now get out the door (or indoors) and train.  Once you’re finished, your workout will upload to TrainingPeaks and you can click on the workout card and see an overview of your metrics like your workout summary, peaks, and TSS. 

As you add and complete more workouts keep logging in and clicking the charts tab (found under your ‘Feed’) to see your fitness progress and stay on track for your event.

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