Baylor Track and Field Team
“Combining TrainingPeaks Software with Garmin products, and the experience of physiologist Corey Hart, will bring great benefits to our track program"
-Baylor Head Track Coach Todd Harbour
Oct. 3, 2008
LEHIGH, Pa. - The No. 16 Baylor women's cross country team finished third overall at the Paul Short Invitational on Friday afternoon.
"We had a great day today," said head coach Todd Harbour. "To have two runners go faster than anyone else in school history is a pretty big accomplishment. We knew that we would be tested here today and I thought that we responded really well."
The Bears average time of 20:48 ranks as the fastest team average time for a 6K course in Baylor history.
Oct. 1, 2008
WACO, Texas - Baylor moved up to No. 16 in the latest rankings from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, after achieving a ranking of 24th in the previous poll.
Peaksware Selected by Baylor University to Deliver Cutting Edge Fitness Monitoring System
The Baylor Track and Field team will use TrainingPeaks™, Garmin watches and expert physiological testing for a complete training solution.
Lafayette, CO, September 1, 2008 –Peaksware, LLC has teamed up with the Baylor University Track and Field team and exercise physiologist Corey Hart to provide the world’s most complete fitness monitoring system. The system being implemented at Baylor consists of in-depth physiological testing, monitoring of every workout using a Garmin Forerunner 305, then uploading the files to TrainingPeaks.com for communication and analysis of fitness trends over time allowing the coaches to customize the training regime for each athlete.
Coach Todd Harbour, head coach for Baylor University’s Track and Field team, home to recent Olympic medalists Jeremy Wariner, Reggie Witherspoon and Sanya Richards, has introduced the first web-based fitness monitoring system within collegiate running. Each member of the endurance track team tracks their workouts with a Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS running watch. The Garmin watch keeps track of time, distance, pace, and heart rate and is then easily uploaded to TrainingPeaks.com where coaches review the data and plan future workouts.
“Combining TrainingPeaks Software with Garmin products, and the experience of physiologist Corey Hart, will bring great benefits to our track program,” said Baylor head track coach Todd Harbour. “My intent is to have a more objective system of tracking fitness and fatigue in order to better prepare the team for important meets.”
Corey Hart, an exercise physiologist from Physio Performance Lab in Boise, Idaho who is a consultant for the Baylor Track and Field team explains “We will be implementing one of the most advanced fitness monitoring systems in the world with the Baylor distance runners by using a combination of laboratory testing and daily training analysis. This proven monitoring system has produced podium positions in the Tour de France and Olympic cycling events and will now be used for the first time with a collegiate running program. We will be monitoring daily fitness and fatigue for each individual athlete in the hopes of creating top performances for key competitions. Personally, I’m very excited to have the opportunity to integrate a new and practical role of sports science into Coach Harbour’s program.”
TrainingPeaks.com was created in 2000 as a software platform which allows athletes and coaches the ability to easily monitor, analyze and plan training programs. TrainingPeaks is compatible with more than 15 training devices which can be easily uploaded to an individual’s online training journal.
“TrainingPeaks is currently the software of choice for more than 2,000 coaches, personal trainers and dietitians and is designed to work seamlessly within a program like Baylor’s” said Dirk Friel, Peaksware CMO. “TrainingPeaks brings the training solution together by providing direct communication with the Garmin devices, and the software tools for coaches to analyze fitness and communicate with their athletes.