I’m a latecomer to this thread but it did validate what I’ve said in numerous threads previously, there is too much intensity across a 6 month TrainerRoad program (SSB, Build, Speciality).
Many have said the data will back TR’s success, but the data will also so there are quite a few who don’t finish the entire program, and in many cases don’t even finish a part of the program, again, by program I mean SSB, Base, Specialty. I’ve maintained my TR sub because I’m grandfathered in at the original price, but I realize now, I haven’t done an entire 6-8 week plan in a few years, and everything about the plan is at odds with what a coach would prescribe, especially so far from my A & B events.
I’m sure my comments are nothing new in this thread, but after finally watching Dylan’s video I can say with confidence that I agree 100%.
And, I’m still a TR subscriber for the time being.
EDIT: I’ll add this… I’ve been looking at 12-18 week plans on TrainingPeaks, for $50-60 I can get a 12-18 week plan based on the two disciplines I race per year, Cyclocross and XCO (I don’t do any specific training for road races or crits), that’s 24-36 weeks of specialty training per year that aligns to my A-events. All this time I’ve been paying TR $100 year and not using it, and while the plans are somewhat tailored to an event type, they’re not specific to me, my goals, or a mixture of training types.