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Do the following:

  1. Choose a track where you can re-do the test workout all the time
  2. Do a warm-up for 10-20 minutes (keep it the same)
  3. The conditions should be similar (weather, temperature, etc.)
  4. Run or bike this track in race-speed
  5. Note your time and track this workout in your logbook, choose a name for the track (keep it the same)
  6. Choose in the future the same name for this workout (distance and conditions must be the same).

Now you see in the formcurve statistics whether you became faster: “How fast am I?”.

Many of the existing online coaches have a lot of complex statistics, but most of the time these amount of statistics give you no clear hint, what is important and what not. Since 2003 I have trained and haven’t needed any statistics as long as I stick to my training schedule – statistics are nice-to-have.

But nevertheless, statistics can be very interesting. We thought a lot about this topic and we decided to show you only 5 statistics.

How fit am I?

The “Acute Training Load” (ATL) shows you, how much load your body has to handle and this shows you your fatigue. It uses the training impulse (TRIMP) and accumulates it for the last 7 days.

The “Chronic Training Load” (CTL) shows you the grade of your fitness. It uses the training impulse (TRIMP) and accumulates it for the last 45 days.

Interesting article about ATL & CTL.

How fast am I?

Workouts with the same description will be displayed in a formcurve graph. You can observe for a specific sport whether you became faster or not. This statistic is shown in time / distance (i.e. min / km).

Can I finish my competition?

The shown signal light tells you how much of your training schedule you have realized. If it is green, then you will finish your main race perfectly, if it is orange, then you train too much or too less. If it turns red, it’s the same in real life, then take a break and think about what went wrong. The training system tells you that you won’t finish your main competition as planned.

What have I achieved?

This statistic gives you a summary of your efforts, durations, distances and training impulses (TRIMPs) for this season or a given time. Furthermore you see your distances or durations in charts.

What have I lost?

This statistic shows you the changes of your weight and your weight targets.