The Boost Status tells you, if you are still on track
The Boost Plans have a very flexible setup, and along the way you can change and adjust your training, as your daily life forms. With this kind of flexibility automatically comes a risk that you end up with a training plan that is not optimal. But don’t worry – we have a solid monitoring in place that will guide you all the way.
 

Flexibility is no good without careful monitoring.
 

What is optimal training?
What is optimal training for one person might be inefficient or lead to injuries for other persons. It all depends on your ambitions, your level and training history, your chosen training type as well as how you actually train from week to week.

To ensure that YOU get the optimal training, we continuously monitor your training and compare it with your goals. We start right after your setup, where we instantly measure how far your training plan is from the goals you indicate.

We continue to monitor and calculate your status and show you how well the actual training you have done matches your plan and ambitions. 

What do the colors mean?
Green: If your status is green, you are on track. There is a certain room for variations, but all or most of your training should be within the green area.

Yellow or light grey: You might have some weeks in the yellow or light grey area, which should be of no concern. That could be because your training is a little special or because you have had some troublesome weeks. If you have many training weeks in the yellow area you should consider changing a few things.

Red or dark grey: A red og dark grey status indicates that your training is not optimal, and that you a in risk of not reaching your goal.
 

Fortunately there are many ways to adjust your training to get you back on track.


How can I change my training to be more optimal?
That depends on how it looks now. You can always experiment with changing your training or you could ask in Boost Support to get help and advices. 

Example – in the upper green or yellow zone:
This is definitely not the worst place to be! You seem to have great reserves of energy, but you should on the other hand be aware that you don’t overtrain. If you should optimize further, then either you could reduce days per week, or you should go for a more ambitious focus or training principle.

Example - in the lower green or light grey zone:
You may struggle a bit to get the most out of your training. This could be for a number of reasons. Did you skip a lot of training in the past, or is it also a general pattern for the future training? If general then have you set your days per week lower than recommended? Or did you choose a training type that may be too hard for you? Try to add one more day per week - and be honest to yourself about your level and ambitions. You could also ask Boost Support for a more precise analysis.

Example - in the pink zone:
This is not the greatest place to be! You most likely have chosen to run many or most days a week, which shouldn’t be necessary to reach the goals you have set. Check the recommended days per week and try to get closer to that. If you feel comfortable with running many days per week you could consider to raise your ambitions (e.g. more focus on time and race) or maybe reduce with one day and try a more demanding training type.

Example - in the dark grey zone:
If your status zone is dark grey you should contact Boost Support to get help designing a new plan or changing your goal.

Example – much variation:
Especially if this is the pattern for the training already done, it could indicate that you have deviated too much from what was planned. If there is short time to your raceday and you have started out from a low training level, the plan may never come in to a smooth mode, which is not optimal. Whatever the good reasons are the way forward is to look for more balance between ambitions and type of training. If there is time enough left it should gradually bring you into the green zone - or you may have to reconsider your goal.

 

If you want help to analyse your status or some adjustment suggestions contact us through Boost Support

 

Posted by Support Wednesday, January 2, 2013 2:08:00 PM Categories: Guides