Effective March 27th you can sign up for a FREE training peaks account AND get a free training program from Steve Neal Performance Development to use in your account to prepare for the 2009 Crank the Shield. Peter and Steve have produced another great set of training that should keep your preparation on track and interesting with a mix of riding and cross training workouts.
What is Training Peaks ? Training Peaks is an online training tool that lets users keep track of training, recovery status, nutrition etc. Steve and Peter use it with their clients to provide customized training daily. Their clients then upload their workout comments and training files to help guide the next day's training. For you, as a Crank the Shield Athlete, this lets you get a look at what it is like to have a training plan and log your daily experiences, to help isolate where you can improve your efforts and to keep you on track. The SPECIAL BONUS for you is that you get to use the Crank the Shield training blog to ask Steve and Peter questions as the program progresses and as you meet challenges in your preparation !
How do you sign up? Navigate over to www.cranktheshield.com and click on the 'training blog' link. Follow the 3 step process on the left of the page. (There will also be a Blog on setting it up in next few days)
1) Sign up for a FREE training peaks account
2) Click on the link provided on the left side of the blog to apply the Crank the Shield Training Program that Steve Neal Performance Development has put together
3) Start training Monday March 30th
- Use the Training Blog 'Comments' to ask questions about how to do workouts AND to post your progress/results to help motivate others and Yourself (this can be anonymous)
(this last point is the only thing Peter and Steve are asking for in return for their help this season ! )
Why Should You Sign Up? The Training Peaks account and accompanying Training program are a great, professional way to get yourself on track for Crank, which is ONLY 6 months away. Whether you have an idea of what you need to do to be ready or if you are completely lost, getting this account and program set up will provide a base that you can customize to your life and to your ability. The program has many features you may use if desired such as daily emails with your workout for that day, ability to upload training device files, ability to share your workouts through hyperlinks or email, track nutrition and track your progress in terms of calories/distance/power/hr.
Please direct any questions through the Training Blog available at www.cranktheshield.com