Welcome to Mountain Peak Fitness Coaching! Here you will find information on how you will begin receiving your scheduled workouts and communicate with your coach on a daily and weekly basis.
We will begin first by having you fill out our Athlete Profile and sign the waiver below. Then select either the Running Profile or Cycling Profile to fill out. This will give your coach more detail into your current and past training.
We will create a Training Peaks account for you if you don't already have one. Training Peaks is where you will find your scheduled workouts and data analysis tools to have a deeper look into your training. Your completed training data will be uploaded to this account at the end of each workout or as often as possible. Learn more below.
At the end of each week you will fill out your TTA Form (Training Time Availability). In this form you will let us know how much time you have available to train for each day of the week. This allows us to properly schedule your workouts and training plan. Your schedule is continually refined and scheduled weekly or bi-weekly, based on your feedback and training data analysis of your completed workouts.
Each morning you will be emailed your workouts for the next 2 days, you can also view your training schedule at TrainingPeaks.com or through the mobile app for your smartphone or tablet (Apple, Android, Kindle).
+ Athlete Profile
+ Running Profile
+ Cycling Profile
+ About Training Peaks
Training Peaks is an application for coaches & athletes where you will find your training log, calendar and all of your scheduled & completed workouts. There are numerous graphs and charts for analysis of your training. You will see a tally of your daily, weekly, monthly & yearly mileages, duration, personal bests, along with a host of cutting edge analytic tools to measure your fitness, fatigue level and progress. Your coach will be given full access to your training calendar for easy scheduling and analysis of your completed workouts.
When you receive your username & password, feel free to login and change the password at anytime under "settings" of your account. If you already have an account and need to attach your account to your coach follow the instructions below. Your coach may send you a request, in this case, disregard below and follow the email instructions.
- Access user settings by clicking on your name towards the top right corner of the TrainingPeaks window and selecting "settings" under the drop-down menu.
- Under "Account", either click on "Coaches" or scroll down to this section.
- Type in your coach's email address and click "Add".
- A confirmation stating the email was sent will be displayed.
- Your work as an athlete is complete. Your coach will receive an email from TrainingPeaks and complete the connection by accepting this request.
Along with the Training Peaks website, you can view your calendar and scheduled workouts through the free TP mobile app for smartphones & tablets. Download the app below, login with your username & password and your all set. You will also receive your daily workouts by email.
+ Communicating with your coach
Once your TP account is setup and connected to your coach, you will begin receiving your workouts. After you complete a workout, visit your account, upload a workout file or enter in data manually if GPS device wasn't used, then post any comments or feedback in the pre & post activity comment section (post how you felt, how the workout went, etc.). You don't have to post comments for all workouts, just key workouts or if asked to do so by your coach.
You will stay in touch with your coach via email, phone consults, texting and video chat. It is imporant to keep your coach updated on any changes that you need to make to your schedule, workout feedback, how your feeling, etc.
Each week you will fill out our Training Time Availability Form (TTA Form). This is an essential form for you to fill out before each upcoming week so your coach knows which days you have available to train and how much time you have available. It is best to fill this out each Saturday or Sunday for the upcoming week. This will allow your coach to effectively schedule your workouts. You can access this form in the upper right hand corner of our website, under "Forms" at any time or visit www.mountainpeakfitness.com/tta. Select your coach, fill out the form and hit the submit button.
+ Uploading Workout Files to your TP Calendar
- Click on the workout or day on your calendar that you'd like to upload your workout file to.
- Within this workout quick view window, click the 'Upload' button towards the top right corner.
- A finder window will open and you can now browse your computer for this workout file. Please Note: your device will have to be plugged into your computer or the workout files will have to already be present on your computer.
- You can also simply drag and drop the file onto your calendar.
If you use a Garmin device and have multiple accounts, such as Training Peaks, Strava and Garmin Connect, click here to learn how to sync these sites together for easy uploading using Garmin AutoSync. This allows you to upload your workout file to Garmin Connect, which will then automatically push the workout file to connected sites such as Training Peaks and Strava.
To upload multiple workout files at a time from your device or files stored on your computer, you will need to install the Training Peaks Device Agent. This is necessary for when you have 10, 50 or hundreds of files to upload. When you upload your data for the 1st time be sure to import everything as far back as what is stored on your training device or computer. Once that is done, you will then just have to select the latest dates to import so as to not duplicate any workouts or just use the single workout file methods above.