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Coach's access (Read 1905 times)


Interval Junkie --Nobby

    It would be nice if you could allow another use to make Training schedules for you, and modify your current training plans.  This would allow you to designate a "Coach" and simplify his/her access to your training program.

     

    There are currently ways to get around this (the coach sets up a training plan in his account that you copy -- not sure how it would be updated, though).  But this would allow a coach to monitor and modify the training of all of his/her students.

     

    Of course, it would also be nice if the coach had a quick summary screen of how all of his runners are doing too.

    2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon ("Congrats! It's tough to race with poop in the mind" --Wing)

    Current Status 03/17: Drinking beer and eating crap -- all the things I couldn't do before the marathon

      You can give your coach your email and password.  Not ideal but it works.

       

        Not knocking your suggestion, but I'd think the coach would have to also alert you to the change.  (At least, I'd want to know about it and why.)  If you're already getting that alert, then I'm not sure what benefit there is to the amendment being made by the coach's fingers v. yours.

         

         

        One user feature that I didn't find very clear was how to keep one's log private and yet grant log access to selected persons.  I don't mind having mine public, but I can see how someone else might put things in Notes that they don't want visible to everyone.  As seen HERE ... do you provide them that link and the password you've previously set in that text-box?

        “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman


        Interval Junkie --Nobby

          Not knocking your suggestion, but I'd think the coach would have to also alert you to the change.  (At least, I'd want to know about it and why.)  If you're already getting that alert, then I'm not sure what benefit there is to the amendment being made by the coach's fingers v. yours.

           

          Well, Eric could kick off an email alert -- or flag the training session a different color -- or just put a * next to it when changed.

           

          Mostly this would be useful for week by week training plans.  As in, the coach doesn't establish 18 weeks of training for you up front, but instead lays down a week and then, based on your feedback/performance, sets in another week.

           

          Specifically, it would be helpful for a coach who thinks RA is a good tool, but the student isn't very computer savvy.  I have a friend whom I've brought over to RA; he likes me to set up his training plan week by week.  But he's not sold on the necessity of all this "computerizing".  Mostly, I need him to do the computerizing to see what he's up to.  I'm trying to make it the computerizing burden easy on him--while still benefiting from the good communication data makes possible.

           

          Right now we're using LTrain's suggestion -- but I can't see that working for more than one student at a time -- especially, since browsers only support logging in as one person at a time.

          2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon ("Congrats! It's tough to race with poop in the mind" --Wing)

          Current Status 03/17: Drinking beer and eating crap -- all the things I couldn't do before the marathon

            I have talked about creating a coaching console, a tool to let coaches manage their athletes.  It is currently in the story board phase.  It is one of the two projects I will work on next.

              I have talked about creating a coaching console, a tool to let coaches manage their athletes.  It is currently in the story board phase.  It is one of the two projects I will work on next.

               

              Wow.

              Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

                I have talked about creating a coaching console, a tool to let coaches manage their athletes.  It is currently in the story board phase.  It is one of the two projects I will work on next.

                 

                Cool. 

                 

                This would be a nice feature, rather than logging in and out and such. 

                 

                Now if I could find someone to train me.

                 

                Heh, train.

                 

                DanMoriarity


                  I have talked about creating a coaching console, a tool to let coaches manage their athletes.  It is currently in the story board phase.  It is one of the two projects I will work on next.

                   

                  Great idea! I would love to see this! I would definitely incorporate it with my athletes.

                    Great idea! I would love to see this! I would definitely incorporate it with my athletes.

                    +1

                      It would be nice if you could allow another use to make Training schedules for you, and modify your current training plans.  This would allow you to designate a "Coach" and simplify his/her access to your training program.

                       

                      There are currently ways to get around this (the coach sets up a training plan in his account that you copy -- not sure how it would be updated, though).  But this would allow a coach to monitor and modify the training of all of his/her students.

                       

                      Of course, it would also be nice if the coach had a quick summary screen of how all of his runners are doing too.

                       +1

                      Orion Goals: 5k 18:30 10K 38:00 Marathon 3:10

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                        Not to be too much of a pain, but...

                         

                        Any updates on this?

                        And you can quote me as saying I was mis-quoted. Groucho Marx

                         

                        Rob

                          No updates.  Still just stick at the planning phase.  Not exactly sure about the type of information it should display.

                            No updates.  Still just stick at the planning phase.  Not exactly sure about the type of information it should display.

                             

                            I had my runners use RA a few years back.  Like most typical high schoolers who weren't "required" to do something, I probably only had 10% of my runners using RA for all their runs.  I would suggest that the coach could enter very simple data.  

                             

                            I'm kind of stealing this idea from Steve Magness, but I think this would be a cool coach option.  Give the coach three categories to enter.  Time - Distance - Feel.  The feel section according to Magness is color coded (green=good, yellow=ok, red=bad day).  Let's say a runner has a good time for the day, but they felt awful.  Here's what you might enter

                             

                            35:20 - 6 miles - Red

                             

                            Then the coach would have a chart of all his runners.  It would be real cool then to see who has been green consistently, or yellow, or red so you can see what workouts are hurting/helping the runners.  

                             

                            Just a thought.

                              No updates.  Still just stick at the planning phase.  Not exactly sure about the type of information it should display.

                               

                              Kind of like what you did for running wizard, but allow the coach to manually input information for their runners and also view results.  

                               

                              That way the coach could make training plans for their runners and view actual results.  Maybe general (instead of workout specific) comments would be good too.

                              And you can quote me as saying I was mis-quoted. Groucho Marx

                               

                              Rob

                                Any updates?

                                And you can quote me as saying I was mis-quoted. Groucho Marx

                                 

                                Rob

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