Tempo uses Machine Learning and proven sports science models to understand your current fitness level and how your body responds to certain training load and different kinds of training (Intervals, Tempo/Threshold, Low intensity endurance, etc). After learning this it would know how to tweak your training plan so you get the most out of it and peak for your races.
The training is evidenced based, so we use periodisation to create your training plan, dividing it in several cycles until your main goal which can be a race or a tailored session designed to test your progress. The shorter cycles are weeks, after 3 or 4 weeks you’ll automatically be programmed a recovery week with a lower training load to help your body adapt to the demands of longer / faster sessions.
Note that we don’t particularly prescribe an 80/20 or a Threshold training plan for a short period of time (e.g., a training block of 3-4 months). For certain athletes your training history and constant feedback might reveal you respond better to one or the other. Your training load will depend on the stage of your training, how far is your goal, your current time availability, quality of sleep and recovery and progress.
We are constantly monitoring your feedback and progress and we lower the intensity when there are clear signs of risk of overtraining. We’ll give you overtraining warnings as well if you are overreaching with your training to reduce your chances of getting injured.
We currently support an integration with Strava and we are going to support Garmin and Polar in the short term as they are the most common devices people use to track their progress. If you have other devices, you can use Strava to share your training data with Tempo. We’ll add support for Wahoo, Apple and others soon.
We’ll show you the most relevant metrics for your overall training plan and the workouts you do. We aim to complement what you already got from Strava, Garmin or whatever wearable you currently use, not to replace them. We have created the Tempo Score for each training session that will be an indicator of how well you completed it and also the Tempo Balance Score, which indicates whether your fitness is increasing and how your overall training is progressing.
You’ll need at least a heart rate monitor to use the first version of Training Tempo. The reason behind it is because your heart rate indicates how you body reacts to training and it will help you guide your training using Heart Rate Zones. We will include training by “feeling” which uses a Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) scale but this will be a future feature. If you use a power meter for cycling we also support it but it’s not mandatory.
The Beta version will be free until the release. All of those who are accepted for our closed beta testing will enjoy Training Tempo for free for two years after release.
We are yet to reveal our official launch date. Sign up for our beta so you don’t miss any news about our progress and receive the perks of the Beta Testing programme.
We’ll publish our pricing on a closer date to our launch date. Our Beta is completely free, we encourage you to sign up now.
Once you sign up, we’ll send you a welcome email and we’ll be contacting all entrants on a first come first served basis. We’ll work closely with the testers as we still have a bit of manual work to do on the background to get the app running correctly for each person, so you might not be contacted straightway. We are working hard to get everyone to sign up as we increase the capacity to get more people in. We want the athletes to enjoy a great service that’s why we don’t make it open to everyone straightaway.