How do I maximize my Squad experience? August 07, 2020 20:11 Updated Follow Not signed in? Log into your Purple Patch account for full access to your education program for coaches and athletes. You need to sign in to view this page. How do I get the most out of my Squad experience? How do I get the most out of my Squad experience? The Purple Patch Squad is a comprehensive triathlon training and education program that will help you reach your potential and thrive in life and triathlon. To maximize your Squad experience we encourage you to keep these tips in mind: 1. Plan and customize your week and training. At Purple Patch, we refer to the time you spend on Sundays planning your schedule as the "Sunday Special." This is where you identify the focused sessions of the week and adjust the programming as needed to fit your life. Remember, we aim to integrate sport into life, not the other way around. Taking 10-15 minutes of your weekend to set up your week for success is crucial. This article will help you adjust your weekly programming and workout length to fit your week more effectively. Scaling my Squad Workouts and Plan 2. If you are racing, remember to add your races to your calendar. It is critical that you enter your planned events into your Today’s Plan calendar. This simple action provides the framework to enable you to follow the right training throughout the year and leading into key events. Without entering your events, you cannot effectively execute the program. Add a race to your calendar 3. Add your race plan at the right time. Once you have entered your key races, we will remind you to apply your Race Build Plan at the right time -- but ensure you do so! You can build into an event choosing a 4, 7 or 10-week plan, that is easy to add to your calendar. Applying a Race Plan to your calendar 4. Understand the mission of your training. Every workout in your program comes with an explanation of the focus of the workout, as well as a video tutorial. An informed athlete is an empowered athlete -- so read the explanation of the workouts and watch the videos so you understand the purpose behind each session you complete. If you have questions on the intent of the workout please reach out to us. 5. Make the most of our structured workouts. We have put a lot of care and attention into building our bike and run workouts in a structured format so you to pair these workouts with your smart trainer or device. Once you pair the structured workout with your device, you will be able to follow your workouts without juggling apps or pieces of paper, and most importantly, you will be guided through the workout with integrated coaching cues and guidance from Matt Dixon. 6. Tips on how to connect Today’s Plan with your smart devices: Connect Today's Plan to Zwift and easily perform your structured bike workouts in Zwift. Setting Up and Using Zwift. Import your structured bike workouts to TrainerRoad. Setting up and using TrainerRoad Connect Today's Plan to Garmin Connect and easily perform your structured run workouts using your Garmin watch. Add Today's Plan Connections. 7. Maximize your education and support: Utilize your Education Hub The Education Hub is a powerful resource center on all aspects of performance. We encourage you to search whatever piques your interest -- you will be surprised with what you will find. Embrace support Coaches’ Office Hours and special “Meetings with Matt” are wonderful chances for you to get live feedback and education from Matt Dixon and the entire coaching team. If you have more in-depth questions about your individual needs and goals you can book a consultation with one of our coaches. We can offer customizations to your program during these paid consultations. Book a consult Connect to the Community You are part of a wide-reaching, vibrant, and dynamic community. To maximize peer to peer support and advice, and all that the community offers, you must get involved. What you bring, you will get out -- so embrace your teammates. It will help you thrive. You can connect to us on our private Facebook Page and in our forums on the Education Hub. Purple Patch also has an athlete’s only Facebook Group. To access, visit the page HERE and request membership. We’ll get you added to the conversation right away! Related articles Customizing My Squad Plan and Workouts Understanding the Baseline Plan How do I add a race and race build to my plan? Recommended Gear List Will anyone review my data or provide feedback?