This feature allows you to record menstrual symptoms (flow and pain) when completing your daily wellness questionnaire. By default, this feature is enabled/disabled by your coach. It is only visible to female athletes.


Configuring the menstrual cycle tracker

To configure the menstrual cycle tracker, open your profile. If you are taking hormonal contraception, or have a menstrual cycle different than 28 days, change the default values on the Menstrual Cycle Tracker option.


Note: after 3 months of data recording, the length of your menstrual cycle will automatically be adjusted to better reflect your recorded information. 


Recording menstrual cycle symptoms

Once the menstrual cycle tracker is enabled, the questions below will be automatically displayed at the bottom of your wellness questionnaire. You can rate your bleeding and pain levels by pressing the options that are the most closely matching your current symptoms.


Disabling the menstrual cycle tracker

If you do not want/need to answer menstrual cycle questions, you can disable this feature by opening your profile, and deselecting the Activate button next to the Menstrual Cycle Tracker option.


The Menstrual Predictive Dashboard

Use the menstrual cycle predictive dashboard to quickly identify future phase of your menstrual cycle (follicular, luteal) and better optimize workload, recovery, and nutrition. To open this dashboard, select the graph button at the bottom of your screen and select Overview.

Understanding Menstrual Phases and Alerts

Your menstrual data is automatically analyzed as soon as you record menstrual pain and bleeding. When a problem is detected, alerts are immediately displayed on your Alert dashboard.


The menstrual cycle there is a set pattern of female hormone variations, which last about a lunar month, on average 29 days (can vary between 26 and 35 days). The start of each menstrual cycle is indicated by a menstrual bleed/period
 


It is normal physiology for women to have reasonably regular menstrual cycles from age of menarche, the start of periods (average age 12 years) up to menopause, cessation of periods (average age 51 years). 


Menstruation occurs at the start of the menstrual cycle day 1 to around day 5. This can also be known as a period or menstrual bleed. The endometrial lining (lining of uterus) is being shed


The follicular phase is when a follicle in the ovary is growing in preparation for release of an egg (ovulation).


Ovulation occurs around the middle of the menstrual cycle when an egg is released from the ovary and makes its way down the Fallopian tube to the uterus


Luteal phase starts immediately after the ovulation occurs and continues to the start of the next menstrual bleed. After the egg is released from the ovary the remnant of the follicle becomes the corpus luteum, which produces the hormone progesterone.


The alerts of the menstrual cycle

 

Phase/Alert

Dashboard alert

Focus

Alert Color

No menstrual bleed for 3 cycles or more (requires medical investigation)

MISS3

May require medical attention

Red

No menstrual cycle recorded for over 3 months

NOMENS

Compliance issue

Yellow

Irregular menstrual cycles

IRREG

May require medical attention (possible relative energy deficiency in sport, RED-S)

Yellow

Polycystic ovary syndrome

PCOS

May require medical attention

Yellow

If athlete reports bleeds after the first 7 days 

 

 

 

Change of flow or pain for same day between individual cycles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flag have very heavy periods

 

 

Flag have very light periods 

 

 

Flag have very high MENS pain

BLE

 

 

 

 

BLE ↑↓ or PAIN ↑↓

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLE ↑

 

 

LOWMENS

 

 

PAIN ↑



May require medical attention - possible relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) 



Encourage good hydration and intake of iron rich foods

Yellow

 

 

 

 

White, Yellow or Red depending on current day reported bleeding and pain respectively

 

 





Red

 

 

Yellow

 

 

Red

Unusual pain

PAIN

Recovery, yoga, pilates and other gentle exercise

Yellow/Red

Heavy bleeding

BLE

Encourage good hydration and intake of iron rich foods

Red

Early follicular - Menses

EFOL

Recovery, yoga, pilates and other gentle exercise

Yellow

Mid follicular

MFOL

High intensity, low volume

Green

Late follicular

LFOL

Low intensity, high volume aerobic work

Time for potential risk ACL injury

Green

Ovulation

OVU

Strength/power, ACL risk

Yellow

Ovulation with pain

OVU PAIN

May require medical attention

Red

Early luteal

LUT

High intensity, low volume; max strength/power

Yellow

Mid luteal

LUT

Low intensity, high volume aerobic work

Yellow

Late luteal

LUT

Recovery, yoga, pilates and other gentle exercises

Yellow