How to Create and Manage Thresholds and Zones

Thresholds can be set for power, pace and heart rate based on performed threshold tests. TrainingPeaks will set a default threshold for each of these; we encourage you, or your coach, to edit these.

How do I set my Threshold Heart Rate, Threshold Power, Threshold Pace/Speed?

  1. Go to Account Settings>Zones
  2. Select associated tab (either Heart Rate Zones, Power Zones, or Pace/Speed Zones)
  3. Enter the Threshold value in the Threshold Heart Rate, Power or Pace/Speed Zones in the threshold box
  4. Click Apply>OK

These set thresholds will allow you to calculate your training zones.

How do I set my Heart Rate Zones, Power Zones and Pace/Speed Zones?

  1. Go to Account Settings>Zones
  2. Select associated tab (either Heart Rate Zones, Power Zones, or Pace/Speed Zones)
  3. Choose "All" to set zones for all sport types associated with that tab type
  4. Or create a zone for a specific sport type by clicking "Add Zone" and choosing a sport type from the drop down (not all sport types will be listed here, even if they are not necessarily applicable to that tab. Ex. Sport type "Run" does not apply to Power Zones)
  5. Fill out applicable fields (see screen shots below), such as Max Heart Rate, Resting Heart Rate, etc
  6. Choose the zone calculation method you'd like to use
  7. Click 'Save' to save these zones to be sport type specific
  8. Or click 'Save as Default' to make these zones apply to "All" sport types

My Threshold Heart Rate, Threshold Power and/or Threshold Pace/Speed has changed. How to I upadate the Threshold value(s) so my data is most correct?

  1. Go to Account Settings>Zones
  2. Select associated tab for the Threshold you'd like to change (either Heart Rate Zones, Power Zones, or Pace/Speed Zones)
  3. Update the Threshold value in the Threshold Heart Rate, Power or Pace/Speed Zones in the threshold box
  4. Click Apply. This will save your new threshold.

How do I update my zones after changing my threshold?

  1. To update your zones based on this new threshold, click the calculation method. Your zones should update (increase or decrease)
  2. Click 'Save', then 'Apply'. This will save your zones for this sport type

Where do I find more information on setting zones?

  1. Check out this article by Joe Friel

Where do I learn what threshold means and how to determine my threshold?

  1. This article, Threshold 411, explains.

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