Perform Field Tests at the start of your Training Plan and then every 8-12 weeks in an active recovery week to ensure you are training at effective intensities.
1/The results will act as a benchmark of your current fitness, enabling you to measure progress.
2/The values you establish will allow you to create your own training zones, helping you train at the right intensities.
3/Enter accurate bike and run thresholds into your Training Peaks Settings. Workout builder will then calculate your power and pace for each workout that you can export to your training device.
4/Training Peaks will predict new thresholds as you progress, based on your training data.
Determine your "thresholds" for each discipline.
- Threshold swim pace is calculated through the Critical Swim Test. It predicts your pace for a 1500 (yards or meters) time trial.
- Threshold bike power is calculated through the Functional Threshold Power (CP20) Test. It predicts your best average power output for a one-hour steady state time trial.
- Threshold running pace is calculated with the Threshold Running Pace Test. It predicts your current best pace for a 60-minute race.
Max Heart Rate
- Your Maximum Heart Rate can be calculated with this Max HR Test. Knowing this value will provide you with an alternative measure of your training intensity. Used in conjunction with pace and power (in particular for the steady state workouts) it will be a check that your pace and power intensities are correct.
Use our Online Calculators to find your zones, see this Training Intensity Table for more detailed information:
Set up your Training Zones in your Training Peaks account: