Upon its release in January of 2022, The COROS Training Hub was designed to analyze athletic performance and allow coaches to organize their team in an easy to use platform. Since its beginning, both NN Running athletes and coaches have leveraged the platform to monitor daily sessions and long-term fitness trends. Utilizing this software, the NN Running team has gone on to have one of their best seasons yet along with setting a new marathon world record! Below is a closer look at the NN Running team’s favorite feature, the “Activity Analysis Window”, and how all COROS athletes can use it for better performance!
Athlete Activity List
Within the COROS Training Hub, each athlete has an “Activity List”. This tab allows athletes and coaches to sort and see all activities along with key metrics. When looking to identify your best average pace, or largest training load, this is a great tool to use. To take a closer look at your activity analytics, and enter into the Activity Analysis Window, click on the activity you’d like to analyze.
Selecting Athlete Metrics
Once in the activity, you can select up to four metrics to view at once. For athletes or coaches looking to analyze activities and better performance, there are plenty of insights within this feature. Key metrics for the NN Running team are pace, heart rate, and power. These metrics allow coaches to ensure athletes are hitting their performance goals and building towards their key events. To fully maximize the ability of this tool, begin to note how your metrics change with different efforts. Identify what your goals are and what the metrics say while at this pace. Begin to formulate a plan for how you can increase your desired metrics to help you achieve your goals!
When breaking down an activity, you want to identify best laps, worst laps, and areas of interest. Within the Activity Analysis Window, athletes and coaches can select multiple laps and view their metrics along with seeing them on the larger graph above. This tool allows you to identify when metrics are breaking down from your intended goal and allows you to look closer into what is taking place. While this athlete was running 0.25 mile repeats, the same concept can used in any activity duration or distance. Identify areas where you can improve, and begin to formulate ways to enhance your training!
Time In Zones
When training for performance, you want to ensure you’re spending the appropriate time in your key areas of focus. For the NN Running team and many of their athletes, this means building their Aerobic Endurance, Aerobic Power, and Threshold. For marathon runners, you will spend most of your time in your Aerobic Endurance zone above 3 hours or Aerobic Power zone if you’re sub 3 hours. The closer you get to 2 hours, the more time you are likely to spend in Threshold during a race. Therefore, monitoring your effort during training and ensuring proper pacing is critical to race-day success! Identify what zones are critical for your race success and ensure you’re building time in your appropriate zone the closer you get to race day!
Subjective Data Points
Within the Activity Analysis Window, you have a plethora of metrics and laps you can analyze. While objective data is useful to athletes and coaches, there is also a section for subjective data to complete the picture. Coaches can leave comments, athletes can record their Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE), and training notes to look back on! These tools help ensure that coaches and athletes have all of the information needed to ensure proper development and sustained performance. As a quick tip, we suggest always noting your RPE and any key thoughts in your training notes section. This can be a great tool for building confidence as athletes have breakthrough workouts!
While the COROS Training Hub offers many metrics and insights, one of its most powerful tools is the ability to analyze all activities. When coaches and athletes dig into workouts further, they begin to identify strengths and weaknesses. For athletes looking for increased performance, analyzing key activities and noting your subjective thoughts is a great way to focus on the smaller details while keeping your focus on your larger goals. Give this a try after your next activity and see where you can improve as you continue to explore perfection!