New to posting on forums (not to using TR), not sure if jumping in after the post is quiet for > a month is okay, but wanted to give a perspective of having flexibility for plan adjustments.
One aspect that I encountered is having a week of travel that I knew I’m not going to ride. This week falls in week 4 of LV SSB2. I’m using AT, and scheduling time off for the week did not push out my plan, it just skips the Thurs & Sat workouts (I could fit the Tues workout in). I think normally, I’d be ok with it, but due to circumstances, my base training between SSB1 and 2 was interrupted by illness and taking time to recover and ease back into things. So I feel like my base isn’t as solid as following the typical progression, and I’d prefer to lose a week of Specialty and keep the week of Base (or even see what that would look like to decide which I’d prefer). However, normally, I’d probably prefer to keep to the plan and skip the Base workouts. Perhaps when adding an annotation it could give an option of how to handle the missed time…AT recommended or manual decision: skip or push.
What would be really cool is if AT could realize that I took time off in wk 4, that I have one week of workouts in week 5 before hitting another rest week in wk 6, and adjust the plan somehow from the original week 6 rest week. I get mentally and physically fidgety having two rest/easy weeks so close to each other. Even the normal plan of Rest week, Ramp test and slight reduction in PL/TSS for the first week of the next block just feels too light for me. It’s not enough to work off all the extra energy/stress I have, so I end up with some longer rides that don’t quite stay in EM at the end of rest week, and at the end of the first workout week. Thinking about it now, maybe I should cut the rest week a little short and Ramp test on the weekend, and then figure out a few workouts to get to week 1…
Anyway, I think what I’m ultimately looking for is something that becomes much more individually cutomized from the standard TR structure. Something much more longer term, if ever, I imagine. But to start, having a little more input on how to adjust for time off would be helpful.
FWIW, I have been enjoying the Adaptive Training features…really enjoy that my SS and Threshhold intervals don’t reset back down to ~5-6 min when starting a new season, after buildng it up the previous year. I felt like I was losing aerobic fitness each season in Base. I also appreciate that the plan is less cookie-cutter and has the flexibility to adjust to our individual situations.
Sorry for the long post, I don’t get much time to read the forums, much less post something to it. I do like to spend time playing around with the plans to see different scenarios and see what might work better for my situation, and have all these “wouldn’t it be great if…” thoughts that I don’t get a chance to suggest or support someone else’s request for.