Training Load represents how much training is to be done during a mesocycle, but Training Periods give a description to what type of training will happen. Over the course of a season, the type of training an athlete will do will vary depending on the time remaining from their target event, and that change over time is what’s commonly known called periodization.
Training periods in Bereda are interesting because not only can you name and color mesocycles, but you can store information about the type of training associated with a given training period.
Currently, the two pieces of non-standard information that can be stored in a training period include training load shape and mesocycle intensity. In the following image, you see how the build periods have a different shape to their training loads than the base periods and the how applying the pre-made periods sets a progression for the mesocycle intensities.
Adding Training Periods
To apply pre-made training periods to the mesocycles on a plan, simply drag and drop them from the left-hand menu. You can select from Bereda’s list of classic periods, or create your own periods to build custom periodizations into plans.
Making Custom Training Periods
You can create your own library of custom training periods by navigating to the “Training Periods” page and clicking “Create New Period”.
Once you create your custom periods they can be used in any plan you build by accessing “My Periods” in the same menu where you find the Bereda Classic Periods. Then, just drag and drop!