Each workout has a plan for how hard it should feel or how depleted the athlete should be.
Recording the planned intensity helps in several ways:
- Ensures the planned workout goal is clear and defined to all coaches and swimmers in the workout (especially if running on multiple tablets or phones)
- This helps the team be more honest and intentional in each practice, to achieve better results with each session
- Enables a comparison after the workout to the actual intensity for each athlete.
- This allows a coach to understand how easy the prescribed workout was for the athletes to interpret and execute. If everyone struggled to high the goal, it may indicate a different communication strategy is required to get to the right work.
Setting planned intensity is dead simple. When starting a workout, this will be the 2nd step if running the workout as an athlete or the 3rd if running as a coach.
The scale is 0 - 100, with breaks at the following points:
Simply drag the slider until it's at the desired point on the bar, and tap next to begin adding athletes and heart rate monitors to the workout.
Note: at this time, planned intensity cannot be edited once it is set. We are looking at options to allow edits up to a certain point in the workout as part of a future release