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Startup Blends Mathematics with Coaching to Create Training Plans for Endurance Sports Athletes
Optimized Training Labs launches two new web applications focused on creating optimal training plans for runners and triathletes, by leveraging advanced mathematics and in-depth coaching knowledge.
PRESS RELEASE: Optimized Training Labs has announced the launch of two new training applications targeted specifically at triathletes and runners. These applications create customized training plans for athletes of all ability levels through the use of simple streamlined user interfaces and optimization mathematics models. These Optimized Training Plans allow athletes to reach their race and fitness goals while maintaining their existing work and life schedules.
At the core of each application is a proprietary optimization engine, which determines how to maximize each athlete’s training time so that key workouts and more importantly rest days are scheduled appropriately. The applications can also accommodate additional constraints such as vacations, busy days, strengths and weaknesses, missed workouts, specific workout restrictions, and group based workouts when creating each athlete’s training plan and be rerun at anytime if an athlete’s schedule or goals change. The underlying mathematical algorithms behind the optimization engine are based on the same type of technology used at FedEx® and American Airlines® to streamline package deliver and flight crew scheduling.
Optimized Training Labs offers a 2-week free trial for both running and triathlon applications and has a 30-Day no questions asked money back guarantee on any paid membership. The Triathlon application is offered as an affordable monthly membership at $19.99 per Month. The Running application is offered on a per plan basis ranging in price from $19.99 - $59.99 depending on the plan’s time frame and race distance. Both applications provide customized daily workouts, workout zones calculator and periodic testing procedures, training tips, access to a printable schedule, the ability to sync to mobile devices, workout logs with Garmin device integration, and discounts through select team sponsors.
“This started out as a Ph.D. project, because I personally wanted a smarter way to train for triathlon around my hectic schedule. As it has turned out, other people wanted the same thing,” said Ryan Cooper, Co-Founder and Chief Math Geek. “We decided to form this company because we wanted to create a service that people would not only use but feel a connection with. My proudest moment as a founder was receiving an e-mail from a member saying "I lost 30 pounds and just finished my first sprint triathlon, I’m hooked." That is what makes it all worth it.”