I’m looking at my (70.3 LV tri) training plan, and 2 weeks before the race there’s a key workout:
“A repeat of your earlier 1hr45min bike workout where you’ll again sustain 90 minutes of effort between 80-85% FTP pushing you very close to the effort you’ll try to hold during your race-day bike leg. Then, you’ll dismount and transition quickly into your running and take off on a 75-minute run this time, still at a Easy-Moderate, RPE6 pace and grow your post-bike run a bit before heading into your taper.”
One of the heaviest workouts in the plan and the closest to race day. However, AT has replaced it by…a 1:15h workout at 75% of FTP.
A quick check shows that there’s very few 1:45 Tempo workouts, with gaps from 1.9 to 6.x to 9.x. Gibraltar -1 would fit decently, and it’s Productive, so the level isn’t far off, but for whatever reason AT ended up picking a completely different workout with much shorter duration and %FTP.
My best guess is that it wanted something slightly easier but failed due to the lack of alternates.
It had also managed to shuffle a 1:50h long run, this super-brick, and then another 1:10h long run on consecutive days. No, thanks! I think the AI is trying to kill us. But so far it’s mostly killing the build up of the plans.