Just had a wee play with my upcoming A event in June - 3 weeks climbing cycling in the French Alps with 100+kms and 2000-3000m climbing per day. Not a race, but definitely an A event
None of the options intuitively had a good fit, but i went with Gran Fondo and it came back with SSB1&2, SPB, & Century which is the common solution recommended on the forum for these kind of adventures - a great start! The process of working through to a plan was a breeze and very TrainerRoad.
It might not be a priority today, but it would be great to have some non race “A” events available to select like “Multi Day Mountainous Metric Century” incorporated into the options available.
Given the target event, would Gran Fondo be the logical selection from your point of view @bnied , or would there be a better option?
Going through the initial process now. I wasn’t able to move past the Event portion of the process if I imported existing events (even if I fixed all of the errors like selecting race type or plan start proximity to event). I had to skip importing existing events and add new ones in order to move past it or else the “Next” button just stayed grayed out.
It does a full plan and all workouts, based on your events (and the settings you assign for each event). It adjusts plan length and workouts preceding events depending on A or B, or B with opener settings.
Try it out, add some target events (or a full season) and start through the Builder. It walks you through, gives a preview, and when you like it, drops all the workouts on the calendar.
You can even open phases on the calendar and make adjustments after the fact.
Do you think it would be wise to add all of my races to it? Or just my target ones. Like for instance i plan on doing the 10 series xc races throughout summer, plus most of the weekly Thursday night “fun” races. Should I add all of these, or just the target ones?
Would be cool to be able to add multiple “A” races and then have it automatically fill in the plans in between them to either maintain fitness (if less than say 6 weeks apart) or to re-build and re-specialized…this way you don’t have to make multiple plans.
Currently won’t let me start a plan anytime in 2020.
Would also be awesome if, when building a plan and choosing which dates workouts occur on (i.e. long runs on Sundays, bricks on Thursdays, etc.) you could delete certain workouts so they don’t show up in the plan or add your own workouts that show up weekly throughout that phase. This would be useful for if you’re following your own swim or run plan over TR’s and want to have it automatically fill in your swim plan, or if you do a masters swim class or something.
Looks like an awesome idea and implementation so far!
Pie in the sky feature request, would be cool to able to upload a course profile of the race you are targeting and have the plan generated around that. Could potentially start modifying plans as well closer to the target event
Would like it if there was a possibility to factor in what plan i´m currently on, for example if i just finished sweet spot base and want to start on a build plan. easy workaround is of course to add a build plan and then start plan builder after that. Otherwise great tool especially for us less experienced riders, great to see TR keep improving!