Adaptive Training and Sickness / Injury Annotations

Hi, I had a look through other posts and could not see anything on the best way to update my Calendar to reflect why i skipped a workout and what specifically i need to do to ensure the best results from AT.

I am familiar with actions relating to the survey for RPE score post workout and if I failed a work out, but in the context of sickness where i had to skip workouts due to a recovery period from covid and then a further a minor op my approach has been to add annotations under the ‘injury’ and ‘illness’ categories (not notes) to cover the period of sickness, recovery. I am also aware of shifting a plan by a week etc, but not sure if this better than annotations

Are they considered in AT (assumed so) as my plan still had an hour VO2 despite a time off the bike

  1. Do i need to delete those planned workouts I skipped ?
  2. I replaced the proposed VO2 with a TrainNow Tempo ride and pushed to and rode outdoors

Is this approach suitable for best AT results, am i missing anything ?

NO dont do that haha. That will remove that workout from the AT logic of consideration of what’s missed! Just skip it so that adjustments can be made accoordingly.

Annotations are a great tool, but with being sick, its often hard to know how long you’ll really be out for. Just skip the workouts, and the adaptations you receive that follow your missed workouts will change in severity the more workouts you miss to accommodate that time off appropriately, and re-start you in a spot that makes far more sense than just pushing your same workouts out. That ‘move week’ function can be brutal when you’re coming back from illness, its nice that AT eases you back into it after longer periods away from training when you skip workouts instead.

TrainNow uses the Adaptive Training system to suggest workouts based on your recent training history, so that you can quickly select a workout that matches the duration and workout type you’d like to do, but TrainNow does not mutually influence AT in the scope of your plan and adaptations. ‘Levels V2’ that the team is working on now will account for everything when considering adaptations: TrainNow, unstructured rides, workout changes, etc.

Take care of yourself, hope this helps!

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thank you @IvyAudrain and appreciate you taking the time to respond directly… look forward to the next V02 levels updates…

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