We’re working on a major release of AI FTP Detection.
I wanted to give everyone an update of what’s happening and ask for feedback to help with some internal constructive debates we’re having.
Disclaimer: everything I type here is subject to change.
We’re planning on creating an “Auto” AI FTP detection feature. This would run after every TR workout and prompt you automatically if you had an FTP increase.
This would be a smart feature that would take into account training plan phase and progression levels. IE if you’re in sustained power build or 40k TT we’d have you go farther through your levels before we have you an FTP increase. This is so you had more time in zone in these plans. We plan on expanding these triggers as we learn more.
This also means we would remove ramp tests on plans by default (you can still easily enable them if you want).
Auto would watch you progress through the plans (much like a coach) and give you a smart recommendation on when to raise your FTP.
“Auto” AI FTP Detection would be on for everyone.
We’d also have “Manual” mode where you could trigger it yourself from a button on tests or your profile.
Manual would only be available once every 28 days. We do this because we want people to work more through their progression levels than update their FTP every day/week.
Today it’s only 14 days but based on athlete usage we think 28 days is more appropriate window for better training.
We’d remember your detected FTP for those 28 days so you could go back and accept it if you ignored it the first time.
Auto - Gives a smart recommendation of when to raise your FTP based on many factors (like plan phase). It checks after each workout.
Manual - Click a button to detect your FTP every 28 days. This is basically what we have in early access today but it will be more robust.
Now here’s the big debate at TR.
Should TrainerRoad launch with:
- Auto Only
- Auto + Manual
If we didn’t launch with the manual feature:
- I wouldn’t mind
- I’d be upset
Do you understand and accept why not raising your FTP daily/weekly and working through progression levels is better than constantly changing your FTP? And that this is why there is a 28 day gate in the manual feature?
What do you think you’ll primarily use:
- Auto AI FTP Detection
- Manual AI FTP Detection
- Auto and Manual
- Fitness Tests
Let me know if you have any questions.