Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Having downloaded and used the latest version of Golden Cheetah, I have to say it's a damn nice software program (for Free). The best part is, it reads all of my files including my *.FIT Computrainer Files and my Garmin bike computer files. And, Golden Cheetah has just as many metrics for post ride analysis as Training Peaks Software does- maybe more. The terminology might be a tad different, for example, Training Peaks Software calls your maximum sustained average power at Threshold your Functional Threshold Power (FTP) where Golden Cheetah calls it your Critical Power (CP). Unlike Training Peaks Software, Golden Cheetah lets you create and customize your own performance charts. You want to look at HR vs Power, create a chart and you've got it.
Don't take my word for it, check it out and download Golden Cheetah for Free. If you don't like it after using it, then erase/delete it. No loss. Training Peaks will tell you that it's not well supported but that's BS. Golden Cheetah has a nice Help menu with documentation to support all of their charts/graphs. It also has a user forum that will help you with any questions you have. You can't beat it. http://www.goldencheetah.org/
Power ON! Coach Rob
Posted by Rob Muller at 8:37 PM