Time-Starved Athletes: How do I modify my weekly Squad training program to maximize performance? October 23, 2019 14:10 Updated Not a Member yet? $25/month Get Purple Patch Education Membership, A complete performance education program for coaches and athletes. SUBSCRIBE You need to sign in to view this page. Now that you are part of the Purple Patch Squad product, you have access to a treasure trove of resources. Squad Baseline programming is very powerful. Seeing all the sessions in your program might raise some questions. You may be wondering how to tailor your week to fit your specific life demands such as work, family, school, and vacation. The Squad Baseline plan is flexible and strategically set-up to maximize recovery and deliver strategic training cadence. Life is dynamic and your training plan should be too. The baseline plan is much more powerful than a standalone PDF training plan. Since life is dynamic we know you may not be able to check off every session or execute the training program as it is written every week so we have provided you a powerful flexible platform for you to manage your time-starved life! How do modify my schedule every week to maximize performance gains? Utilize the Today’s Plan Toggle Feature to show only priority sessions of the week: If you do not have 12+ hours to devote to training, simplify your week’s view with one click and see only the main sessions that will move the fitness needle. Read how to use this feature here. Read the summary of the week: Ensure you understand the purpose and main highlights/outcomes of the week. An educated athlete is an empowered athlete. Prioritize the KEY sessions each week: These are the sessions that will move the performance needle. You can and should move these sessions to optimize your time available to train and energy Example: Mid-week is when you will have the time, energy, and resources to nail a key brick or key longer swim. Move that key session to mid-week. Remember to account for the residual fatigue that may occur due to the key session. For instance, a longer race effort and hard brick run might have a greater effect on the next day of training, so be sure to log your subjective wellness ratings and keep an accurate log and adjust the program as needed. Scale sessions if needed: All Purple Patch sessions can be scaled to accommodate your time available and schedule. If you have questions on scaling sessions, please read “How do I scale a workout?” We’ve also written a thorough article on how to understand your baseline plan to make sure you are maintaining the integrity of the sessions. We hope this helps to get you rocking and rolling! As with any new training program, there is an adjustment period. We are confident that once you establish your rhythm and focus on the key sessions you'll hit a great stride. Have faith in the program. Our Squad athletes are integrating multi-sport training into life getting great results! Some Squad Athlete Highlights: Justin Reale, Homebase - San Francisco Athlete: Overall 2019 Hawaii 70.3 Champion, trained for his race using the Baseline Plan only Gineth Yibirin-Mendez, Florida Athlete: IM 70.3 World Championships Qualifier and 4th place AG, Florida Pierre Close, Belgian Athlete: 6th overall at Indeland 70.3 Germany Antonio Di Donato, Italian Athlete: IM 70.3 World Championships Qualifier Andy Gesselman, Austrian Athlete: IM 70.3 World Championships Qualifier, Sean Alexander, Singapore Athlete: 34 minute PR at IM 70.3 Goseong, Korea, If you want more assistance or want some customization, book a consult with one of our Purple Patch coaches! We are here to help you! Related articles What is the best method for scaling my session? Today's Plan Toggle Feature Guide Understanding the Baseline Plan Just how refined does an athlete’s training need to be to deliver the results they need? How do I scale a workout?