Hi, I am enjoying AT but find it difficult to stick to a plan at the minute due to work commitments and having 3 young children. I often have to train when I get a spare 45 mins/hr and prefer to do this rather than regularly skip planned workouts. My question is, if I put a race target in my calendar and only use Train Now, will AT ‘work’ towards it without having a plan in place?
Nope, AT only works with Plan Builder or manually added plans.
TrainNow lacks any target or progression over time.
Wow, that was quick!
Suppose I’ll have to add a plan and try to fit the workouts in when I can.
Thanks again for the quick response.
The hard bottom line is…the more minutes/time on the bike you can get in, the better you will become on it… despite all of the nuances of training zones/methods.
IMO if you have less than 4hrs a week free, stick to endurance rides… so that you are a “good to go” to heavier stuff when you (hopefully) get a bit more free time… and you’ll be burning cals.
Well done having 3 kids and managing any bike time at all!
I would argue the opposite. If you are only doing 2/3 workouts a week, do the intervals. Train Now is great for that
Reading again… I think he’s asking if AT works with Train Now… not what i seen on first read
Thanks guys, appreciate the responses. Yeah was wondering if train now works with AT if I add a target race into the calendar. I assumed it didn’t tbh as I put our CX nationals into the calendar (This weekend - I’m in Ireland) a few weeks ago but it only seemed to be recommending endurance rides, which aren’t particularly useful for CX. I’ve been switching them out obviously. Have a few spring road race A and B goals that I was going to try it with but probably best using plan builder then based on what you’ve said.
Go raibh maith agat!