When you don’t want to wear a HR monitor… With improvements!

A distinctive feature of Crickles is that it will estimate your Cardiac Stress even when you're exercising without monitoring your heart rate with a chest strap or sports watch. This is critical if you want to track your Fitness, Fatigue and Form since these are cumulative measures and if you leave out chunks of your exercise regime … Continue reading When you don’t want to wear a HR monitor… With improvements!

The Navigator – redirected

The AWS address of the Navigator has been changed. As usual, you can access it from: http://navigator.crickles.org/ However, if you have bookmarked the long address to which this is redirected, that will no longer work and you'll have to use the above link instead. This is associated with a reasonably heavy amount  of code re-factoring, … Continue reading The Navigator – redirected

Joining Crickles

The Crickles community is essentially defined by the athletes who can see analysis of their activities on the Crickles Navigator. The sign-up process is relatively simple, although a little less simple than it used to be before Strava stopped making user email addresses available to Strava Apps. Here's what you need to do: Step 1 … Continue reading Joining Crickles

Enhanced FTP charts

For cyclists who use a power meter, the FTP chart on the Navigator now explicitly states your estimated Functional Threshold Power (FTP) at the start and end of the chosen Date Range. By default, the end of the Date Range, and hence the date of the second FTP level shown, is today. This enables you … Continue reading Enhanced FTP charts

Heart Rate Regularity

Mark and I quite often get asked about suspicious heart rate readings by people using Crickles. Often these are probably just Garmin/strap errors: the majority of our population occasionally see heart rate values that look wrong... The chart shows the distribution of maximum recorded heart rate by athlete. 62% of athletes show a maximum HR … Continue reading Heart Rate Regularity