Bereda has the ability to import your historical training load data from other apps through drag and dropping CSV files. This allows you to recreate and dissect an athlete’s PMC in Bereda to get insights for future plan building.
To get it imported, go to your main dashboard and navigate into the “Past Data” section.
When you arrive, you’ll be greeted with our import wizard:
Why not just take workout uploads?
While most apps use the same calculations for training load, there are a lot of factors that can lead apps to end up calculating slightly different values. By letting your analytics app calculate training loads and importing those values rather than the raw data files, Bereda can get a 100% match with the Fitness (CTL) data in your other apps.
Things to look out for
Before importing, we recommend scrolling through your workout files to check for a couple things:
- Activities with time but no training load. Bereda ignores these when building its chart
- Activities with training load but no time. Bereda includes these, but it uses a default intensity of 0.7 to fill in the workout’s duration.
- Duplicate workouts. Sometimes things can get double posted, it happens. Before reviewing past PMCs to make training decisions, it important to check for this.
How to import data to Bereda
The first step is to get a data file (or multiple files) to import from your analytics app. Here are some instructions for some different apps:
If you’re using a different app, there’s likely a way to get workout totals exported. If you can’t figure it out ask your apps support for direction.
Bereda needs a CSV file with just three columns:
- Activity Date
- Activity Training Load (this can be a variety of things, of your choosing)
- Activity Duration
Once you have the file, just drag and drop into the dotted box:
Assign the appropriate spreadsheet columns for workout date, training load, and duration:
And finally, seed the Fitness (CTL) progression with the value from the day Bereda asks for:
Note: If you don’t have access to Fitness (CTL) values but you do have access to training load, you can seed the PMC by estimating your starting Fitness (CTL) value.
And voila! Bereda recreates your PMC, showing weekly Training Loads, but also weekly intensity and hours.
Now you can start breaking this chart into mesocycles, dissecting it for further insight.
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