Training Posts #back to top

Create a training post


• Click "+ Create training post" at the top of the home feed page.
• Enter training distance, time, effort level, description, type (Run, Bike, Swim, Elliptical, or Other), image/video & more.
• Set training post privacy level to "Everyone", "Team" or "Me"
• Click 'Submit' to create the post.


Privacy

All posts on Trackster can be set to 'Everyone', 'Team' or 'Me' only.

You can change your default post privacy in the Settings section. Each post has its own privacy setting while route privacy is determined by your Settings Route Privacy value.


Extras

You can attach some extra items to your Trackster post, including...

• Image & video
• Shoes
• Routes (Manual or GPS created)
• Results (Manual or Stopwatch App)
• Tagged athletes
• GPS activites

Create a Team

The 🏆 tab of the Trackster app will bring you to the Team page.

• Click "+ Create team" button and enter your team name, logo, header pic, PIN, managers, location and color theme.
• Click "Submit" to save & create your team on Trackster.
• Click "Invite" button from your new team profile to share a URL for new Trackster users to quickly join the team.


Join a Team

The 🏆 tab of the Trackster app will bring you to the Team page.

• From here, just search for the name of a team, tap it, and select "Join team."
• Most teams require a password to join, so ask your coach what you should enter

OR have them share the Invite URL from their team page. Once you join a team, you can visit the team page to view the posts of everyone on the team.


Attendance

The coach of a team can use the Trackster app to record attendance.

• Tap 'Attendance' from the team profile and click '+ Create new'.
• Select whichever athletes are "Here" and which are "Absent"
• Click 'Submit' to save the attendance to the team.


Team Chat

All teams on Trackster automatically have a team group chat built in.

• Tap the ✉️ icon from the team profile or your personal profile to view the team chat.
• Only current team members can view the Team chat.
• Team members will get an email, iOS/push or text notification for each new message in the team chat (as long as they have not turned off notifications)


Leave/Delete a Team

If you want to leave a team, tap the ••• in the top right corner of a team's page. Here, you will be given the option to leave the team. If you are the owner of the team you are trying to leave, you will instead be given the option to delete the team.

Plans & Coaching#back to top

Create a Plan

The 📅 tab of the Trackster app will bring you to the plans & plans page.

• Tap "+ Create training plan" create a new plan
• Enter the name, type of plan (On going or specific time), event type, privacy, color, price & more
• You should also add a description to your plan to give a preview of what its about!
•Finally, turn on 'Must post in last 7 days to view plan' OR 'Ask athletes to report 'Going' vs. 'Not going' as extra settings


Find Plans

The 📅 tab of the Trackster app will bring you to the plans page.

• From here you can search the name of a plan (or its coach or type) using the search bar on the top of the screen.
• By default plans are available for free, but some plans created by pro runners / elite coaches must be purchased.
• A plan's coach will also have an Invite URL that they can share for easy joining.


Schedule daily sessions

To add daily sessions to a training plan, tap the '+ Add' button on the bottom of the calendar.

• Enter the session's title, description, distance/time, date & more
• Any athletes in the plan will get a notification that a new session was added.
• Use session templates to quickly fill in information from Personal or Community template libraries.
• We recommend to schedule training on the Web version of Trackster


Copy as plan as new

Want to duplicate a plan with the already scheduled sessions to a new, different copied plan?

• Click the ••• button on the top right of the plan's main view.
• Select 'Copy plan' and then select the new, copied plan's start date.
• Allow the app to duplicate every training and session and continue with your new, copied plan!


Upload videos & files

The owner of a training plan can add videos & PDF files to the plan for additional help/information (like illustrating a core routine)

• Tap on the specific training plan from the 📅 tab
• Select 'Videos & files' underneath the calebdar to view the plan's files/videos
• If you're the owner, you can click '+ Create new'
• Enter the title, description and select the actual file/video to upload.


Handle payments

Plans on Trackster can have a set price, and owners can receive payments directly to their bank account
(powered by Stripe ).

• In order to set a price on a plan, a coach must connect to Stripe in their Trackster Settings and become verified by emailing team@trackster.us
• When a user attempts to join a plan that requires a payment, they are prompted to pay with a credit card
• Once payment is successful, the user can access the training plan, follow the calendar, viiew files/videos & more!

Profile#back to top

The tab in the bottom right of the Trackster apps brings you to your profile. This shows all of your posts, routes, shoes results, all other information about your Trackster account.

Basics

Maintaining a quality Trackster profile can be important motivation to keep running and to continue posting training. Any training you post will show up front and center on your profile.

• You can click the "Edit Profile" button to set your profile picture, name, email, birthday, location, and cell # and BIO.

SMS Text to Post:
Once a user connects their cell number to their Trackster profile, they are able to text back to the Trackster number with training post details. Trackster will automatically post your training from your SMS to your Trackster profile.

Format: "Post / 6.5mi / 45:35 / 5.5 / Felt okay, excited for this weekend!"


Settings

The gear button in the top right of your profile will open up the settings screen. Here you can do the following:

• Configure your privacy settings to decide who can see your posts, insights & routes
• Set a default shoe for training posts
• Edit your profile's default privacy settings
• Switch app distance from MI to KM & vice-versa


Verifying your Trackster Account

Send an email to team@trackster.us with your name verify your Trackster account! Verifying your account will give you a checkmark next to your profile picture, and it will push you to the top of recommended followers & more.

Insights#back to top

Personal Stats

By default stats are pulled for the last 7 days. Start and end date can be changed by tapping them at the top.

• View avg. effort level, consistency, totals, etc.
• Also view stats about your shoes, routes & more.

Social Insights
Tap the header with your user name and profile picture on the top of the Insights page. From there, you are able to select any teammates / athletes you follow to view their personal insights page.
Edit your Insights Privacy to be "Me" in your Settings to ensure noone else can see your Insights page.


Team Stats

Get a summarized look at your team's runs without having to look through each of their posts.

• By tapping your team name from the insights main page, you get a consolidated look at total miles & daily averages of each athlete on your team, all in one place.
• You can use a custom date range as well.
• These stats being out there will encourage your teammates to post their training too!


Leaderboards

From the insights page, tap the Leaderboard icon on the top right to see who's been training the hardest.

• For this week or a custom date range, you can see who posted the most miles.
• More stats to come here, too!

Meets

Teams, coaches and runners can coordinates meets with Trackster. Upload videos, heat sheets, results + more

Create a Meet

• Go to the 🏆 tab or the Meets section
• Tap '+ Create meet' to
• Enter the name, description, image & more details for the meet.
Toggle Virtual Meets
this will turn on the virtual meet entries feature while removing the live steam and heat sheets features of meets


Join a meet

• Go to 🏆 tab or the Meets section
• Enter the name of the meet or the meet owner in the search bar. The meet owner will also have an Invite URL that they can share with you to join quickly.

• Users are able to join virtual meets individually while coaches add their entire teams to join regular meets.


Virtual Meets


• With virtual meets, coaches & athletes are able to upload virtual meet entries with training posts attached.
• Coaches enter in the virtual meet events while creating (ex: 1609m, 5000m) and athletes submit entires from the meet page.
• Virtual meets can have a price set so that meet owners receive payments from users that participate.


Stream Live Video


• From your meet main view, click Live Streams. Then, click '+Create live stream'. After you've created the stream, you must activate it to go live before you can start sending video through it. Click the 'Go Live' button.

• With Trackster, coaches & meets are able to stream live video directly through the app.
• Quickly create up to 5 streams for any (non-virtual) Meet on Trackster.
• Have audience memebers (like fan & alumni) watch the stream and view the rest of the Meet's details in Trackster.

• Currently video must be sent through FREE third-party apps - we recommend OBS for streaming thru computers & StreamLabs for using mobile devices.

• Once you have activated your stream to Go Live, click the 'Show Key' button. Copy these fields into OBS or StreamLabs as custom RTMP streams. Finally - you're live and streaming on Trackster!


Handle payments

• Virtual meets can have a price for joining & participating. Users will be prompted to pay upon attempting to join the virtual meet.

• Regular meets can have a price for Live Stream access. Users will be prompted to pay upon attempting to watch a live stream from the meet.

• All payments go directly to the meet owner's bank account as long as they have connect to Stripe via Trackster Settings.

Personal Records

Another part of a user profile and feature on Trackster is Personal Records. By archiving PRs you can view your progress and remember each one over time.

Create a PR

• Go to Personal Records from your profile
• Tap '+ Create PR'
• Enter details for your record breaking performance & upload any pics from the event

Results

Results are an important feature on Trackster; create results for any workout, time trial or race-type effort.
• Anything with splits and broken down times.
• Then, attach results to your post so you do NOT have to include splits in your post description.

Create results

• Go to Results from your profile
• Tap '+ Create Results'
• Enter details for your workout, time trial or race-type session.
• Include any other runners in the session so they do not have to also create the results.
• Enter splits and overall times for reps.
Finally, include your Results within a training post!


Trackster Stopwatch App

• Go to Results from your profile
• Tap '+ Create Results'
• Enter details for your workout, time trial or race-type session.
• Include any other runners in the session so they do not have to also create the results.
• Enter splits and overall times for reps.
Finally, include your Results within a training post!

Routes

All runners know that the routes they run are a crucial component of training.
• With Trackster, you can easily draw out your Routes and save them for next time (and other people can re-use, like teammates).
• When running with the GPS or Apple Watch features, Trackster will automatically save your Route.

Create a Route

• Go to Routes from your profile
• Tap '+ Create Route'
• Begin drawing your route by tapping on the map
• Go 'off-road' for parts of a route not on a street or path
• Click 'Out&Back' to trace the route in reverse
Finally, include your Route within a training post!

Shoes

Trackster makes it super easy to keep track of shoe mileage and show your brand/shoe loyalty.
• Create & manage as many shoes as you want on your Trackster profile, with custom names.
• Users can set default shoe in profile settings.

Create a Shoe

• Go to Shoes from your profile
• Tap '+ Create Shoe'
• Search for the brand/type of shoe that you run with.
• Enter a custom name for the model if you want
• Enter a number of Current Mileage if the shoe has already been run in
Finally, include your Shoe within a training post!

Direct messages

Using Trackster, athletes can easily send DMs from their profile. Group chats or 1-on-1 messages are supported!

Messaging on Trackster

Tap the ✉️ icon on the top left of your profile.

• Here you will see any conversations that you are a part of
• To create a new conversation, click 'Create convo' and select members.
• Send GIFs, images and chat about running!!

GPS Devices

Trackster connects with Garmin, Polar and Apple Watch GPS devices. When running with these watches, you can automatically populate your training post with distance, time, elevation, heart rate, & much more!

Connect to GARMIN

To connect your GARMIN account, go to profile settings.

• Tap the GARMIN row and enter your login credentials for your GARMIN account
• Once connected, the last 30 days of GARMIN runs and all future activities will be selectable while creating a training post.


Connect to POLAR

To connect your POLAR account, go to profile settings.

• Tap the POLAR row and enter your login credentials for your POLAR account
• Once connected, future POLAR runs will be selectable while creating a training post.


Connect to Apple Watch

Go to the Watch app on your iPhone.

• Search for Trackster in the AppStore, or select 'Install All' once you have the main Trackster app on your phone.


Post training with GARMIN/POLAR

Once your account(s) are connected, Trackster will automatically receive your data. It might take a few minutes after you finish a run for it to show up, but you will recieve a notification when it does.

• To add your GPS data to your posts, create a new post as you would normally.
• Below the post information, you will see an option to "Select GARMIN activity" or "Select "POLAR activity."
• Tap the account and a list of runs from your GPS device recorded will appear.
• Tap the activities you'd like to include and Submit your post!


Post training with Apple Watch

Once you have the Trackster Apple Watch App, go for a run by clicking 'Start' and running!

• When finished, click 'DONE' to send the run to the Trackster app.
• Make sure your iPhone is open and nearby with Trackster open.
• Do NOT Quit the run until you have successfully uploaded it!