Tuesday, September 2, 2008

SwimmingPeaks 1.0

Today I am presenting SwimmingPeaks 1.0. This software package is the way to go if you want to apply scientific principles to your swimming training. In order to use SwimmingPeaks 1.0, all you need is a heart rate monitor with download capabilities. Then you need to use your HRM at every swim session, and record the time for each repeat/rest interval by pressing the split button every time you start/stop. After each swimming session, all you have to do is to download the file from the HRM and upload it to SwimmingPeaks 1.0. The software then calculates such important training metrics as:
- Swimming Time (ST) – the time you actually swam.
- Work/Rest Ratio (WRT) – the work/rest ratios for both the whole session and individual repeats.

SwimmingPeaks 1.0 also allows you to input the swim workout description, which means you can have all sorts of valuable metrics associated with what we define as the Index of Variationality (IV) ratio, i.e. the distance covered over time.

In addition to these, all important metrics related to HR are also automatically calculated by the software. Among these, the important marker HR/IV, which we called Fitness Tracking Score (FTS).

On top of working with all the major brands of downloadable heart rate monitors, GPS watches and stopwatches, SwimmingPeaks 1.0 also allows for manual input of your valuable workout data. So you can use your trusty Timex Ironman stopwatch to scientifically track your swim training.

SwimmingPeaks 1.0 offers a set of tools that will quickly bring you up to speed on training with power IN THE WATER! Using the information given in future blogs and your copy of SwimmingPeaks 1.0, you will be able to effectively train and track your fitness, power and performance throughout the season and beyond! SwimmingPeaks 1.0 allows you to train right! This is the information that DIDN'T come with your stopwatch or HR meter! Your stopwatch is about to become more effective!

11 comments:

Shawn and Tracy said...

Does this mean were allowed to swim with our watches now ;-)
Tracy

Flanagan said...

Where's the pink font?

Dan said...

Is it compatible with drag suits, pull buoys, paddles, flippers and swim cordz?

Train-This said...

If I know someone who used to live in the same neighborhood as Michael Phelps and I upload that.... will that help make me faster too?

Cliff said...

Does it measure elevation change in the pool as well? :)

Judy said...

SAC classic! :-)

Mark said...

Are you bored?

khai said...

Let me know when you've got it integrated with SEAL masks for a heads-up display and aqua-lung so that it can measure Respiratory Rate as well as restrict breathing to a pre-defined level. Much like training one's body to burn fat, one must also train the body to go fast using less oxygen in order to maximize efficiency. Until you incorporate these features you've only got half of a system...

Neil said...

It took 1 year. After analysing each of your posts on slowtwitch to spot the hidden sarcasm, misleading tips and still being caught out by the most elementary 'seat is too high' quip when I was at my most vunerable, I was delighted to see the start of your blog when you started to write the serious stuff.

And now this.....

Neil said...

SwimmingCrests would be a more relevant name surely?

Lauren said...

If I combine your swimming peaks program with the dara torres personal stretcher program, can you guarantee that my swim times will drop?