If you use TrainingPeaks and Bkool for your cycling workouts, you’re in luck, since we’re enhancing the communications between the two platforms.
For a while now you’ve been able to sync your Bkool simulator sessions automatically with TrainingPeaks if your profiles on the two platforms are linked.
In this last update, we made it possible to sync the cycling workouts you have scheduled in TrainingPeaks by time and power.
Workouts scheduled in TrainingPeaks will show up in your Bkool simulator on the scheduled day so you can ride them.
There’s one important aspect to keep in mind. The workout created in TrainingPeaks is not synced instantly. Workouts are imported into Bkool three times a day: 8 am, 4 pm and midnight (GMT+1) (this is a constraint of the API tools offered by TP for using its platform).
For example, if you create a workout in TrainingPeaks at 10 am to ride that same day, it won’t be scheduled in the simulator until after 4 pm. If you create it at 6 pm, it won’t be scheduled in the simulator that same day because the next sync will be at midnight.
If you have a workout plan, this shouldn’t be a problem since the whole week is usually scheduled in advance. If for some reason you need to do a workout that same day and you weren’t able to prepare it before the 4 pm sync time, you can create it using our workout editor, either starting from scratch or using the .mrc file you can export from TrainingPeaks.
It’s important for the FTP (Functional Threshold Power) value to be the same in both TrainingPeaks and in Bkool.
The intensity of the segments is sent as a % of the FTP. If they’re different, the intensity applied in the simulator won’t match that programmed into the workout.
You can edit your FTP value manually in the Workout Zones tab of your Bkool profile.
You can find this value in your TrainingPeaks account settings (Zones>Power) if you don’t remember it.
Once you do the workout in the simulator, the information won’t be exported to TrainingPeaks instantly. It has to be processed first in Bkool. This doesn’t usually take too long. Remember to save the session in the simulator once you finish it in order to save the data from it; otherwise, the information will be lost.
In summary: link the two profiles, keep in mind that the workouts have to be prepared beforehand and make sure the FTP values match.