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Old 01-10-11, 01:40 PM   #1
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How Do You Track Your Training?

While I use Golden Cheetah (GC) to track my wattage and such post-ride, I'm looking for some sort of calendar program to input training plans, track diet, anecdotal notes, etc.

Training Peaks has an online calendar, but it's pricey. So, what does everyone use?

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trainingpeaks.com has both a free and paid version of the online training log. both are very good.

i use the paid version plus WKO+ on my desktop at home.

another excellent free training log can be found a buckeyeoutdoors.com.

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Strava is a nice tool if you're using GPS. I use it in conjunction with GoldenCheetah.
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TrainingPeaks is pricey, but they also have a free version, which is still really good! I like it because I can put in daily metrics like sleep, resting HR, etc.

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I have the free version of trainingpeaks. However, I can't use it to write out a training plan for the season. Maybe I can use something else for this sole purpose and use trainingpeaks for everything else. I use Golden Cheetah for my power meter metrics, so I don't need the paid version for this feature.
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For the last 4 years I've used a pretty basic excel spreadsheet. Before that I tracked my training with a pencil and notebook.
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My coach gives me workouts in a spreadsheet through Google Docs. I also record my workouts there and ask questions/have conversations about stuff. Now that I have the PT I'm using Golden Cheetah, and may start giving her the data in TrainingPeaks.

I also keep about 10 excel spreadsheets tracking various things related to exercise and well-being, but that's just because I love spreadsheets.
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My coach gives me workouts in a spreadsheet through Google Docs. I also record my workouts there and ask questions/have conversations about stuff. Now that I have the PT I'm using Golden Cheetah, and may start giving her the data in TrainingPeaks.

I also keep about 10 excel spreadsheets tracking various things related to exercise and well-being, but that's just because I love spreadsheets.
ha, that's exactly what i do. Golden cheetah and bunch of diaries. I also have a TSS (training stress score) planner into which i plan workouts as i have a good idea of the stress of each of my workouts. I plan it so that i can ramp up chronic stress in a sustainable fashion while keeping an eye on stress balance. Can you tell i'm a math nerd?
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I use the trainingpeaks.com paid version. It's worth it just as a calorie counter, in my opinion.
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TP, paid version. Compared to whatever crap else bike racing costs, it's a drop in the bucket, and well worth it.
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I've been using WKO+ for about 4 years in addition to an Excel spreadsheet to lay out my plan.
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I use TP Professional edition for myself and those I coach. Well worth it I think.
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I use TP paid version as well

as Matt stated above the cost is nominal compared to most other cycling expenses
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I just loaded what I've done so far into TP. Seems very good. I know I've checked it out before because I already had an account. Must not have made an impression though.
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I track my rides using GoldenCheetah.

I plan using a spreadsheet.
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I used to use SportTracks before they went with the pay model. Now I just use PerfPRO. Has everything I'll need. GL
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WKO and then training peaks free for my training plan..
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I started using TP but when I couldn't enter planned workouts with the free version I ditched it. If/when I get to counting calories I'll probably pony up the cash and use the full version.

In the meantime I'm just using Garmin Connect. Obviously much more basic but it's all I really need at this point.
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SportTracks is my recommendation. You can do everything you're looking for there. A lot of people miss out because they overlook the large number of plug-ins available. Definitely check it out.
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WKO+ and Google Calendar for reminders.
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Started using GC 2.0 and so far it's impressive. Great job. If it had a calendar it's all I'd need. I also use Google Calendar to sync up with my support crew's schedule (wife and daughter).

I agree that ST has a large and useful assortment of plugins.

Just wanted to say that having any choice at all is amazing. To have such advanced programs and supported by a community is very cool. GL
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Desk calender now. Before I sold the powertap, Golden Cheetah.
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GC and Google Calendar, but I'll be trying some of the planning tools suggested here.
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