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Stress your body on the trails, not your brains out planning and analyzing your training.
Ever wanted to crush your laptop on the floor when filling in your workout data to the weekly Excel sheet you were supposed to email to your coach? Or as a coach, do you fear for every Sunday night when your inbox is full of spreadsheets you're supposed to read through and compare against each other?
Or maybe it went down the tubes already before that. Half of the athletes forgot to send you their calendars for the following weeks. So your time went into shepherding them and you thus forgot to send the plans to other athletes. When you finally got your act together, every fourth email got lost due to hungry spam filters and an incorrect position of Jupiter.
Let's face it. There is a place for Excel spreadsheets and email. Planning and tracking endurance training just isn't it.
Is your data all over the place?
Who wants to manually copy data from [insert your hardware maker web service here] to an Excel file? Who wants to aggregate that data from dozens of spreadsheets? Why is your data held hostage in a silo anyway?
The time of a single heart rate monitor is over
Sure, you can (gasp) give your Garmin Connect account credentials to your coach. But who has time to wade through the stats for all their athletes? And what if you use several devices of different brands or update to a new Suunto watch? Your history is fragmented beyond repair.
And that is the best case scenario. How can you make sure the free service you use to store your data will be alive a year from now? What if Google buys them in its quest to beat Apple in the smartwatch race and scraps the old service altogether?
Your data should be your data
Even if the service survives, they have been exceedingly jealous about the data you produced. When you switch providers, you shouldn't have to manually download and convert the data to the new service.
It doesn't have to be like this.
What if you didn't have to do anything extra to get your calendar and training data to your coach? All your data – from heart rate monitors to power meters to your smart scale – would just magically appear in one platform. What if you as a coach would never have to worry about athletes remembering to submit their reports? What if you never had to email or receive another Excel spreadsheet again? What if you wouldn't have to wade through 15 different sources to get a good picture of what's going on?
These are all pains we fought with every day ourselves. Finally, we said “fuck it, this must come to an end”. And that is where Navigeist was borne from.
Never another spreadsheet-laden email again
As a coach, you will plan the season and next period right in the app itself. You'll never forget to send the plans to your athletes, because we will remind you about a plan that is about to run out. And if you fear about your athletes forgetting to send you their calendars for the next weeks, you can set automatic emails to remind them about that, too.
You will not have to duplicate Excel sheets to plan the training anymore, either. Just build a library of training plans and workouts that you can easily drag and drop to the calendar of your athletes. Need to do modifications to a standard plan? No worries, that's easy as well.
And what about sending the plan to the athletes? A thing of the past as well. As soon as you add a plan to the calendar, the athlete in question will get an automatic email, if they so choose. Of course, they might choose not to, since they will know that to look at their plans they will only have to log into their account on Navigeist.
The same goes for sending back training logs. Just with steroids1. There is no need to send back anything since everything will be ready for analysis as soon as the athlete syncs his device. We will automatically fetch it from the devicemaker's service, like magic. We will even try to match the workout to the training plan. All the athlete has to do is to add their own comments and modifications if they so choose.
Figuratively, of course, but you already knew that. ↩
Take back the control of your training data.
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