How to make time off and recovery week overlap

I am taking a vacation next week after 3 weeks of base training - it’s gonna be a pretty low-intensity vacay with some beach time, some low-intensity hiking, and plenty of “nutrition”. If I schedule the time-off, AT puts a recovery week in the following week. If I delete the time off, AT gives me another build week, which I can’t do due to travel.

How do I pull my recovery into next week and get AT to move things around appropriately? After the recovery week, I have 6 consecutive weeks of base scheduled, so I don’t want to just add on a 7th using trainnow.

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I can help!

Before I offer advice though I just want to make sure I have clarity on what you’d like.
Your time-off is going to remain from 21st-28th, and you’d like the week that you return to not be a recovery week; to just begin your next phase of training. Did I get that right?

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THE Ivy Audrain is answering my post???

Yes, that’s exactly right. Thanks!

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I’d like to know this too

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We’re all here with popcorn waiting on Ivy

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I’m curious too to see if the answer has changed since I encountered that last Fall.

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@IvyAudrain any update on this please?

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just bumping it up @IvyAudrain any chance of getting the hint?

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Sorry for the delay, all! @thefutureofamerica you’ll be able to see this by the time you get back from vacation and apply changes as you see fit!

You have a couple of options here if you want to return from vacation and get right back into hard training, or leave things as-is depending upon how ‘restful’ your vacation ended up being and if you’d rather ease back into training with some endurance first.

Here are some options for you:

  1. Keep the time-off annotation, delete the recovery week that’s scheduled for when you return, and select TrainNow workouts for that week.

In this case, you could always schedule an ad-hoc recovery week using TrainNow part way through the following 6 week Base phase to split up the block. Adaptive Training will adapt around anything you skip to keep you on track.

  1. Restore the original workouts
  • Delete the time-off annotations,
  • accept the suggested adaptations that result from that to bring back the workouts that were removed by the time-off annotation,
  • delete the recovery week,
  • then use the ‘move week’ function to pull down the week of training to be where the time-off was.
  1. Keep everything as is. You’ll go into another 6 week base period and adding an additional week of loading to the 5 weeks of loading in their next phase could be a lot. Vacation isn’t always necessarily restful, and easing back in with the aerobic-heavy week before loading again can be a good transition while still stimulating aerobic adaptations.

Everyone’s time-off is different and returning to training can feel very different to everyone, so listen to your body and make sure you follow step 1 to insert a rest week later if you decide to charge back into training.
An area we think we can improve in the future is fully understanding the nature of the time-off to adapt the plan accordingly, but until then, you have a few options to make sure the training following your vacation sets you up for success! :+1:

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