209: TrainingPeaks Co-Founder, Dirk Friel Talks Ski Mountaineering, Cycling, & Brand Growth

Dirk Friel is the Co-Founder of TrainingPeaks, the Host of the CoachCast Podcast, he is the U.S. Ski Mountaineering 2020 Masters Champ and before that, he was a Pro-Cyclist!

TrainingPeaks is one of my favorite training tools! I definitely mention it in most athlete centric conversations on the podcast. If you are not familiar, it is the ultimate training tool and digital platform for athletes and coaches to plan their training, set goals, measure and track data and progress. It’s compatible with over 100 fitness apps and devices including Garmin, Strava, Apple watch, Zwift, and so much more. If you are new to the world of data tracking, insight, and analytics, TrainingPeaks is game changing for optimizing your performance and offers a great visual dashboard into all of it. They also have a great database of training programs for many sports and athletes of all levels including running, triathlon and cycling.

This is Dirks second time on the Marni on The Move podcast. We also caught up back on episode 117. Today, Dirk and I sync up about what’s new at Training Peaks, where it began, and how it has grown, We talk  about the training currently fueling him for success as he is gearing up for another season of Ski Mountaineering this winter. We talk about where he is at with his cycling, and since he spends a good amount of time outdoors training, I get some terrific layering tips and advice for cycling and running!


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