Training Zones help you to train at the right intensities for each workout. We use a system of Five Zones (Zone 1 - Zone 5).
To measure your training intensities you can use the following methods (in order of preference):
- Threshold Running Pace
- Heart Rate
- Rate of Perceived Exertion
You can use a combination of methods depending on your preference, equipment available and the session.
- If you like simplicity then choose Heart Rate or Rate of Perceived Exertion Training Zones for every workout.
- If you like to have more data then you should train using Pace in combination with Heart Rate.
For more detail on how to determine your training zones for each discipline:
Set up Heart Rate Zones in your Training Peaks Settings (if you wish to use HR)
Once you have some idea of your thresholds, this video shows you how to set up Heart Rate Training Zones in TrainingPeaks.com using our online calculators.
Once Training Peaks has enough recorded training data about you it will start to suggest new threshold changes, including max HR and threshold running pace provided you have ticked the option to "notify me of suggested threshold changes via email" your Training Peaks Settings.
If you have used our online calculators as described above then we recommend not to tick "automatically apply new threshold changes" as this will default your zones to an automatic Training Peaks setting that may have the incorrect number of zones and calculations.
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