I’ve actually given thought to how AT could be implemented for custom plans. Here’s my thinking: People would populate their plan with “generic” workouts which specify:
- Workout length - this would be a multi-select in 15 minute increments. So someone could specify that either a 1 hour or 1:15 workout should be selected
- Difficulty / High-level goal for AT: Achievable, Productive, Stretch, Breakthrough
- Zones / Sub-Zones: e.g., recovery, endurance, tempo, etc.
I should also be able to save as many workouts as I want into a plan with a custom name. And then be able to reuse this plan by selecting a start date, just like with a TR plan. Even better would be if custom plans could be shared among TR users like custom workouts can be today.
Then AT would the day of populate the generic workout with the suggested workout - kind of like a TrainNow on steroids. People could then either approve the suggested workout, or look through a list of alternates and select one of those.
This would address all of the requests for custom / master / etc. plans, as people could select the days they can train, how long they can normally train on a specific day, what their training philosophy (e.g., polarized, pyramidal, etc.) they want to utilize is, the ratio of active to recovery, etc.
A lot of the plumbing to implement this is already there. So this should be doable, but I’m not in the least bit underestimating the amount of work required to bring this to fruition. But let me know if you need any alpha testers for this