by: James A Snook • 1
TFRunAnalysis application (Part of TF Series) provides performance analysis, prediction, and training capabilities for Track and Field run and relay events. Estimates of athlete fitness level also provided for specific events and reference training data (such as Intensity Level) to improve fitness.
It is compatible with and follows guidelines from USA Track and Field Coaching Manual. It is also compatible with Jack Daniels Running Formula. It can be used as a Personal Training aid.
Application is used to analyze user supplied performance and training data. Training can then be adjusted based on analysis results. The process is then periodically repeated for best results.
Sprint Time selection uses supplied athlete data and specified Run Distance times for calculations. Calculated values include Run Time (100 Meter), Max Run Rate, Run Time Constant, Forward Start Force, Run Velocity, Run Acceleration, and Run Steps.
Run Time selection uses specified Run Distance, Max Run Rate, and Run Time Constant values for calculations. Sprint Time Max Run Rate and Run Time Constant values are available for Run Time selection input values.
Energy System(s) trained and calculated intensity level(s) are provided. Values are used to verify the energy system(s) are trained at the correct intensity level.
Aerobic Profile data is first calculated for best effort at selected Run Distance and Run Time. Calculations include Run Pace, VO2MaxRate, VO2MaxPct, VO2MaxVelocity, Intensity Level, and Calories Burnt. It is then calculated for other distances and velocities from supplied data.
Aerobic profile is used for Interval, Aerobic Threshold, Lactate Threshold, or Repetition Training. Lactate Threshold is estimated using Intensity Level (such as 85 Percent). Heart Rate values are estimated by multiplying athletes Maximum Heart Rate by Percent of Intensity Level.
Changes to athlete Maximum Run Velocity for specified environmental conditions is provided. Input parameters include Selected Velocity and Athlete Weight. Adjustable environmental parameters include Parallel Wind Velocity, Temperature, Barometric Pressure, Altitude, and Relative Humidity. Results include Modified Velocity, typical 100 Meter Time, and Air Density.
Application uses supplied athlete measurements to calculate Start block settings. Start Block Settings provides a foundation for a good race start. Values for each athlete can be edited and saved.
Relay team analysis for a specified race is provided. Race selections provided: 4X100, 4X200, 4X400, 4X800, 4X1500, 1600 Medley, and 4000 Medley, (Male and Female distances).
Individual independent Training Sessions are created using Create Sessions Menu. The following data is then selected: Training Session, Athlete Name, Session Date, Training Season, Training Preparation(s), Training Phase(s), Training Event(s), and Event Types (Speed, Endurance, Distance, Strength, and Power).
Each Training Session is partially initialized with representative data. Training Session data can then be added or edited after the athlete completes each Training Session.
Training Sessions can be created, updated, or deleted using Training menu selections.
Evaluation of Training results, using Training Session(s) recorded data, provides event performance analysis and athlete fitness level estimates to help an athlete achieve peak performance. Evaluation Menu selection of Speed, Endurance, Strength, or Power provides detail and summary evaluation results.
Sample training elements are used to create training session(s). Elements provided include those for Sprint, Distance, Relay, Strength, and Power.
Results and Training Sessions can be saved by entering a non-default (not Defaultxxx) Athlete Name.
Email, print (with compatible device), or retrieval (with additional software) of results is also provided. Several additional software (such as Google Drive, etc.) are readily available.