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Power Up, pt 3: TrainingPeaks
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The slick online interface at TrainingPeaks.com has a more polished look, and has more features for swim training, meal tracking, and more. But the desktop WKO+ software has more power-specific analysis.
The slick online interface at TrainingPeaks.com has a more polished look, and has more features for swim training, meal tracking, and more. But the desktop WKO+ software has more power-specific analysis.

That fancy power meter you just got? It's only as useful as the tools you use to analyze its data. One of the most popular software suites is TrainingPeaks.com and its desktop counterpart WKO+.


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  • The slick online interface at TrainingPeaks.com has a more polished look, and has more features for swim training, meal tracking, and more. But the desktop WKO+ software has more power-specific analysis.
  • The Athlete Home screen of WKO+ has a lot of great data to tell how you've been doing over the last few weeks.
  • Data becomes even more useful in the long term. The TSS/ATL/CTL chart shows you overall improvements in fitness, current fatigue or freshness, and help you time your season around your primary races.
  • Zoomed in, the graph stretches out, but also gets shorter. This is one of just two zoom levels available in WKO+.  There aren't any other options here, although custom on-the-fly rescaling IS a feature of the online TrainingPeaks.com software.
  • Zooming out Compressing your whole ride into one short graph can help you see more specifically what your power was like over the ride. Here, you can see that power is fairly steady over the main interval, but increases slightly over the ride.

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