New TrainingPeaks Workouts | How To Export

(The following is from the TrainingPeaks help center)

Structured Workout Export

Workout files exported from TrainingPeaks are compatible with most indoor training applications and many Garmin devices. Workouts can be exported in .ERG, .MRC, .FIT, or .ZWO formats.  For FAQs, see this article.

If you have Garmin Connect IQ compatible device you can also wirelessly sync your structured workout of the day to your device using the TrainingPeaks Daily Workout IQ app.

To export a workout that has been built with the Workout Builder, please click the ‘Export’ button in the upper right corner of Quick View.

 

You will then see this pop-up window:

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If you have an older Garmin (Edge 500/10/20, 800/10/20, and 1000; Forerunner 920XT, and Fenix3 ), export the .FIT file and follow these directions:

(The following is from the TrainingPeaks help center)

 

NOTE: You add these files directly to your device, not through Garmin Connect.

  1. Plug in device via USB
  2. Open Garmin device folder
  3. Open NewFiles
  4. Copy your TrainingPeaks .FIT workouts file(s) into the NewFiles folder. Note: some devices may require you to place the file directly in the “Workouts” folder.
  5. Eject device
  6. You should see your workout under the workout under Training > Workouts> Workout Title.  If you don’t see it immediately you may need to restart your device.

Note: If the workout does not load you may need to free memory by removing old workouts. In some cases you can only load one workout file at a time.  Hitting the Lap button will advance the workout to the next step.


On a newer Garmin device (Edge 520, 820, and 1000, the Fenix 5 series, and the Forerunner 935XT) follow these directions:

(The following is from the TrainingPeaks help center)

With the TrainingPeak daily workout IQ app you can easily download your planned structured workout for that day straight to your compatible Garmin device wirelessly through your phone.

Getting started

To use the TrainingPeaks Daily workout app you will need to have the Garmin Connect Mobile app installed on your phone and have your compatible Garmin device paired with the Connect Mobile App.  If you already upload your completed workouts to TrainingPeaks through the Connect mobile app and the Garmin Connect Autosync then your device is already paired.  More information about pairing your Garmin device with your phone can be found here.

Once your device is paired with the Connect mobile app you will need to download the TrainingPeaks Daily Workout IQ app.  You can access the IQ app store from the Garmin Connect mobile app and sync it straight to your device.  You can also download the app from the Connect IQ store here. and install it through Garmin Express.  You can find more information about accessing and installing IQ apps here.

Once the TrainingPeaks Daily Workout IQ app is installed on your device you will need to authorize it one time to access your TrainingPeaks workouts through the Garmin Connect mobile app

Make sure the Connect Mobile app is running on your phone then tap or select the IQ icon or menu on your device to see your available IQ apps

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On the next screen select the TrainingPeaks app from your list of installed IQ apps.

The first time that you launch the Daily Workout app you will see a prompt to authorize the Garmin Connect mobile app to read your TrainingPeaks calendar.

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On your phone enter your TrainingPeaks username and password to authorize the app.  If you have a coach and athlete account make sure that you are entering your athlete account username and password.

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Once the app is authorized whenever you open it to see a list of that day’s workouts from TrainingPeaks.  Though you only need to authorize the app once, your device needs to be paired with your phone and the Garmin Connect mobile app every time you want to sync a new workout to your device.

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Select the workout that you want to download to your device.  If you only have one structured workout in TrainingPeaks that day it will automatically sync to your device.  Note that workouts that aren’t built with the TrainingPeaks Workout Builder will not show in your list of workouts.

Once the workout is synced to your device you can use it immediately or it will be saved to your device to use later.

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Exporting to Zwift, download the .ZWO file and follow these directions:

To use the custom workout file, save the .ZWO file to your computer’s /Documents/Zwift/Workouts directory. Now when you start up Zwift you will see the workout  under the Custom Workouts category in the workout picker.
And remember, the custom Zwift workouts are here:
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Then:
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For those using the iPad / iPhone versions, read this for directions: http://zwiftblog.com/copy-workout-files-zwift-ios/


Original Articles:

https://help.trainingpeaks.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005055028
https://help.trainingpeaks.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001076908-Structured-Workout-Export-for-Garmin-Devices
https://help.trainingpeaks.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000325647
https://gaffneycyclingcoaching.com/2017/03/07/downloading-workouts-to-zwift-from-training-peaks/

About the Author Shayne Gaffney

Shayne holds a bachelors degree in biology, is a USA Cycling Level 2 Certified Coach, USA Olympic Committee Safe Sport Certified, and a Category 3 road and cyclocross racer. He is the owner of GC Coaching and the creator and director of P2 Cycling. He can be contacted directly via info@gaffneycyclingcoaching.com

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