I don’t see how providing a ‘similar but different’ set of data for the user helps in any way. By your own argument, the six week average should be removed entirely because Chad’s done all the work for us…
Which brings me to another point, I doubt there is a single user who does not add additional TSS over and above what is in ‘the plan’ at some point, assuming that they are actually following the plan to the letter. I mean we do all actually ride our bikes whether it’s in races or just because, you know, that’s what we do as a hobby.
Developing the calendar was an attempt to move TR away from the list of workouts it was previously. You can now have much more flexibility. The trouble with that is that Chad’s work balancing TSS gets invalidated straight away.
In my mind it would be better to provide the tool and make it visible to those that want it rather than make us use another service for something that isn’t hard to implement.
If Trainerroad is serious about being a one-shop-stop for training I think they need to look beyond the plans and develop a serious suite of tools that all but the most data hungry cyclist can use.