Become a Today’s Plan expert and turbo-charge your athletic performance. Today’s plan is possibly the best tool there is to plan, track and analyse your training program to ensure you meet your athletic goals.
Today’s plan was founded in Australia in 2015 and quickly grew to become one of the biggest players in the Cycling Training market and a direct competitor to Training Peaks. They now cater for a whole range of sports including Running, Swimming, Triathlon, Skiing, Rowing, Yoga and more.
I’ve heard that one of the reasons Australian sports coaches are so successful is that they spend a lot of time talking with their athletes, asking a lot of questions and really getting under their skin.
Today’s plan certainly reflects this approach because there is so much opportunity to annotate activities with subjective comments to reflect on when the time comes to review your performance.
Hard data’s great but at the end of the day a huge amount of our performance potential is in our heads.
I really love the Today’s Plan UI. It’s very intuitive to use and there are plenty of innovative features.
It makes great use of colour and informative explanations (tooltips) pop up when you hover over charts and other elements.
The fundamentals of endurance training don’t change and the people behind Training Peaks wrote the book on this but Today’s Plan isn’t a TP clone, it’s an alternative approach to the challenge and a great alternative.
There are enough charts built in for most people, but for true data geeks it’s tightly integrated with Golden Cheetah, the Free open source data analysis tool.
Today’s Plan lets you build your own structured training plans based on over 1000 structured workouts- For an extra monthly payment, you get the structured training plan wizard which builds training plans targeted on your goals or events based on a comprehensive online survey.
A unique feature of the support service is that the agents can advise on training and coaching issues not just the technicalities of using the program.
Today’s Plan is being very actively developed with new features being added almost every week, especially for the newly added sports. This guide is based on the cycling defaults but I’ll do my best to keep it up to date and cover new features as they appear.
The aim of this guide is to show you the Today’s Plan features and explain how to use them. Even if you don’t like instruction manuals it’s worth skimming through so that you understand the full capabilities of this remarkable tool.