Data Analysis for Human Powered Health Women’s Team

Earlier this year, Frank (BigCat) and Coach Isaiah started working for the Women’s World Tour Team, Human Powered Health as their data scientists. We analyze the entire teams’ power, heart rate, sleep and HRV data - everything in their training and racing - to help the team perform their best!

Listen to our podcast with Coach Isaiah talking about how we support Human Powered Health as their data scientists to get a glimpse of how World Tour teams elevate data review to the next level to inform everything from rosters to rider management. 👇


In this episode, we talk about our work with the women’s team, what we look at in the data and how we report that back to the team. Specifically, we share: 

  • The types of data we analyze
  • The survey we have the riders fill out to put the data into context
  • The reports we provide to the team
  • How the team uses those reports

So, how does data analysis for a world team work? How exactly is FasCat helping to inform key decisions for Human Powered Health's management team? 

While we can't give away all our secrets, listen now to learn:

  • What data do we look at?
    • Everything….but what is most important?
    • Variables - HRV, sleep, Travel, Injuries, heat, altitude, stress
    • Historical data (profiles) 
    • Peak performance metrics
    • Activity and progress trends
    • Testing data 
  • How do Rider Surveys put data into context?
    • Key areas of input
    • Sensation-informed data
    • Stress - external factors
  • The Report: layers of "The Onion" - our proprietary analysis template
    • Snapshot
    • Race takeaways and key moments
    • Training - peaks, targeted work, correlation to time of year
    • Readiness state
    • Baselines
  • How the Team uses the Report
    • Riders' wellbeing
    • Rosters
    • Goals
    • The future

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About Isaiah Newkirk

Isaiah has been coaching for 12+ years and a FasCat Coach for 6. He came to us as a graduate of collegiate cycling powerhouse Marian University competing in Track, Road, and Cross. Isaiah raced Professionally on the Road for years, racing all over the world, and doing iconic US races such as Tour of Utah and Tour of Colorado. Since "retiring" he has shifted focus to doing races to the likes of LT100, Unbound, and other endurance events. Isaiah started coaching in 2008 when he was asked to coach a little 500 team in his home town of Bloomington, IN. Since then coaching has become a passion for Isaiah and he is eager to help any rider achieve their goals and potential. Isaiah has coached athletes to National titles, World Titles, and to the professional ranks. Isaiah is a USA Cycling Level 1 coach, TrainingPeaks Level 1, Certified Skills Instructor, and was a speaker at the USA Cycling Coaching Summit 2020. Isaiah is also director and performance manager for Domestic Elite Team : Project Echelon.

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