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Old 05-03-07, 05:33 PM   #1
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This is so freakin' weird!!!

There is something really weird going on with my trainingpeaks.com account. I changed my password
last night - or so I thought. Just a few minutes ago, I tried to get into my account and the new password would not work. Hmmm that's strange I thought because I am almost CERTAIN that I changed it last night.
So I go through the process to request the password via an automatic email to the account I signed on with.

I was completely shocked to see that the password had been changed to a series of expletives! I mean really awful stuff in a long series strung together as one word. This happened around the same time I informed my coach (who submits my workouts via trainingpeaks) that I would be discontinuing their services.

The question is who could have changed the password? I can't imagine some random person hacked it. The password was changed to a phrase that indicated someone was really upset. If a coach is signed up via trainingpeaks so their can view their atheletes data, does that mean they can also access my account and change my password? This is really freaky!

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Old 05-03-07, 06:12 PM   #2
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Weird...

Sounds like you've already got your suspicions though. Did you email trainingpeaks to ask them about it?
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Old 05-03-07, 06:18 PM   #3
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Weird...

Sounds like you've already got your suspicions though. Did you email trainingpeaks to ask them about it?

I just barely found out so I haven't done anything yet. I was uploading my workout data while my college chem students were taking an exam...in fact the exam is still going on....we have wireless in the classroom so I can goof around while they suffer.
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Old 05-03-07, 08:29 PM   #4
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Pretty obvious...if TP really wants to track that down they can via the IP addresses that accessed your account. I can guess where it might lead.
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Wow, this has taken an interesting and sinister turn...let us know what happens...?!?!!
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Old 05-03-07, 09:51 PM   #6
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Ok so I talked on the phone with a guy at TP tonight and he said someone was definitely in my account!

They were able to check the nasty message that appeared as my password and only my account ended up with that. It didn't appear anywhere else or in conjunction with any data on anyone else's account. They also said there was only one person who could have got access to the account in order to do that. Guess who that would be??

I asked about checking logs to find out more details but they told me they don't keep enough records to determine exactly who did it. Seems strange. I thought IP logging was normal. I'll ask about that.

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Old 05-04-07, 07:29 AM   #7
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I was completely shocked to see that the password had been changed to a series of expletives! I mean really awful stuff in a long series strung together as one word. This happened around the same time I informed my coach (who submits my workouts via trainingpeaks) that I would be discontinuing their services.
Kids need more hobbies and so do negitive coaches
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Now that's professionalism. Sounds like ditching that coach was a fine idea.
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wow this is nuts.

Did the coach give you any indicator he was pissed when you told him you were stopping his service?
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Old 05-04-07, 10:25 AM   #10
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wow this is nuts.

Did the coach give you any indicator he was pissed when you told him you were stopping his service?
He seemed a bit confused but not angry. Although the last few weeks he seemed a bit annoyed that I was asking him questions about our level of communication and how to improve it. I finally found out that my "custom training plan" was actually just a straight copy of things from "Virtual Coach" on trainingpeaks.com
I mean no changes at all. So maybe he realized I had figured that out. If a coach won't communicate like they say they will and then copies the workouts from VC than what's the point? I can just use VC on my own and spend $129/year instead of a big fee per month for that other person.

kudo's to 'nother for creating the spark in a recent post elsewhere on this board that prompted me to do some investigating...

needless to say this wasn't something I was expecting from a person who seems to know what they are doing and has a lot of good athletes on their roster. But who knows, sometimes people flip out and do weird stuff.
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Hey Snick...glad to be of help (well...sorta)...pretty strange! Hey maybe your coach reads BF
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that is terrible
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What a sham....glad to see you got out of that.
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What a sham....glad to see you got out of that.
Well at the very least I found out that the Virtual Coach program works for me and I can get some nice wattage increases that way. Granted there isn't the feedback, but if the program works I will stick with that and take more time to find the right cycling coach...

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