I am moving from bike-only to triathlon-oriented training, so I tried to set up a new tri-oriented plan using PB. Previous bike-only plans worked like a treat, but I couldn’t make this one work and finally gave up. Here are my comments:
I’m just starting out as a runner and swimmer, but I have a year’s worth of training in cycling. There’s no way for me to adjust PB so I get harder bike workouts and easier run/swim workouts, it just assumes that I have similar ability levels in all three. I’m sure many/most people would appreciate some ability to tweak TSS for the three disciplines, even if it’s just a percentage bias to increase or decrease.
There’s a known PB bug where moving a workout to another day will cause it to disappear. That’s happening to my bike workouts with PB: I move Wednesday rides to Tuesday, then they disappear. But also, the “brick” workout that should have moved to Tuesday stays on Wednesday.
I’d also like to do a few 5K and 10K races as I progress in training, but there are ZERO running events in “race type”. I can’t understand how or why it would be that I can’t even specify that a B race is a run (5K, 10K, half-marathon, marathon). Gaping hole here.
While not strictly a PB issue, TR’s inability to import runs and swims from Strava or Garmin Connect – even just to have it in my calendar and have the TSS counted – makes the whole TR platform less valuable, because now I need to create a tri plan, manually execute those workouts outside or TR, manually mark them completed and assign TSS, and… it’s just easier to limit my use of TR to bike-only.
In the end, that’s what I’m doing for now. My running is coming from Garmin Connect, and my cycling is coming from a Wahoo ELEMNT. TR is only being used for indoor bike workouts, and unfortunately Strava is where my weekly volume gets seen. I’d much rather use TR as my training hub and just have Strava as my social network and training diary/blog, but TR just isn’t ready.
I know some (maybe all) of these things are being worked on, but please… consider whether they might be prioritized a little higher. Some of them, like simply adding some running race types to the selection box when adding events, are very easy fixes.