At Fleet Feet Sports Portland, Lake Oswego and Vancouver we use Training Peaks online software to deliver training plans to our Training Group Participants. We hope to answer a few of your Frequently Asked Questions so that you can get back to training as quickly as possible.
What is Training Peaks?
Training Peaks is a web based platform that allows our coaches to create training plans that get delivered directly to you.
Is Training Peaks the same thing as Fitvil?
No. Fitvil is the platform we use for group registration and group check-ins. Fitvil is what your key card is connected to. Training Peaks is only associated with your group training plan/workout details.
How do I get a Training Peaks account?
When you register for a Training Group for the first time with Fleet Feet Sports PDX, we create you an account in Training Peaks. You will receive an email from us titled something like "Training Peaks Login Info for 'such and such' Training Group". In creating this account for you, we have chosen a username for you, used the email you registered for Training Groups with and the system creates a temporary password for you (you can change this to something that you can easily remember).
How do I get started?
Once you receive this email from us (please make sure to check your spam folder if you don't see it), follow the LOGIN instructions using a desktop or laptop. It will NOT work on a tablet or smart phone for the first login. It needs to verify your email address in order for you to continue with the use of the account. Once you've done this you are able to input any personal information you want into the account. This is at your discretion and preference.
How do I get or see my training plan?
There are several ways to access your training plan once your account has been verified (see "How do I get started?" to verify your account).
Can I store my workouts in Training Peaks?
YES! This is a great support feature for you to track progress. There are two ways to do this:
What if I can't complete a scheduled workout on the day its planned for?
This happens often in our busy lives, so don't worry. First talk with your coach about adjustments that might need to be made and which workouts are ok to move to other days. There is reason to the schedule coaches have created and sticking to the plan/schedule is always in your best interest. But if you are injured or have a trip planned or other life situations arise, modifications can be made with the guidance of your coach. If you do need to switch a day, login to your account via a web browser. Simply drag the intended workout to a new day. You can also click on the workout and change the date.
Does my coach see my workouts and notes?
It is possible for coaches to view your workouts and notes you leave in the comment box. In "group" classes, this is not something coaches check regularly. But if they need to look deeper into your training progress per a situation or conversation you've had with them, then the info is available to them on that as needed basis. If you are being privately coached, your coach will be continually assessing your data to make necessary adjustments to your plan.
My training plan changed since the last time I looked at it. What happened?
Your coach has the ability to make adjustments to the groups training plan along the way. They can change the type of workout, what day it lands on or even make new comments to allow a more appropriate understanding of the workout. When they make these changes on the group level, it will be one change to the whole plan that effects the entire group. This allows our coaches to continually assess the group as a whole throughout the training program.
I don't see my workout for a particular day that I thought was supposed to be there. Did my coach forget?
There are a few reasons why this can happen.
Can I contact my coach through Training Peaks?
No. When you begin a group with us, you will be given contact information for your coach. This will be the best way to contact them regarding your training and training plan.