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!