How to spontaneously extend warm down?

First of all, thanks for a great TR product!

I am in my second week of TR and looking to find out how I can spontaneously extend my warm (cool) down after a workout. I would like to just ride a bit longer at the last wattage of the downward ramp at the end of the workout for maybe 10 minutes.

I am being taken out of the workout after it is finished. Starting “Free Ride” means I have to shift etc to get wattage and the associated noise (I have a smart trainer). I just started Taku then and put the intensity to 70%, which worked but seems not optimal.


This is a feature of iOS, but not yet a feature of the desktop version (at least not on Mac). Here is a post from the Facebook group from when it first came out:

@julianoliver, does that only work for an extended warm up or can you add time to the end of your cool down?


Nice. I hope that gets integrated into the Mac app.

It is already planned for the PC & Mac apps.


Thank you for this, I understand that there may be a feature coming up. Indeed I am using the Mac app.

But how are you guys doing it now?

There are some rides called “Free Ride XX” that work great as they allow you to pick and choose. This is my work around until the feature comes to PC

Same way that you are, finishing the ride and then starting a new one. Freeride, Recess or Taku are generally my go-to’s.

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Hi! Came across this thread today and wanted to let you all know we are actively working on this feature for our desktop apps. Will post another update when it’s available for all of you. Hang tight!


any update on this?

Try pausing the workout and see if the power on your trainer holds.

Worked in the past on my KickR, using the iOS.

Update - This feature is now in beta for our desktop apps.

If you’d like early access here’s a link to our beta program:

Once this feature passes beta testing, I’ll update again when it’s live in our production apps. Thanks for your patience!


I tested out the beta version for extending the workout today. I really like the add on. Don’t take this as a complaint. My opinion is with the app in minimal mode the option to extend the workout can be much smaller. You can probably get away with it 1/8 the size it is now. Keep up the great work!

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Hey all - forgot to update, but extend warmup and cool down is live in our Mac and PC now. Thanks for the feedback and being patient while we executed. Enjoy!


Are the extended warmups and cool downs available/compatible for an older MacBook Pro running OS X 10? When I download the latest TrainerRoad Mac app I get version 2.7.7 with a May 17, 2016 release date, which doesn’t feature these updates. Am I missing something?

Does the extend WU / WD feature only exist in Chad’s workouts? I’m not sure of how to include this feature or perhaps what wattage threshold this feature kicks in at if I create my own workout on the workout creator.

I haven’t tested, but I would try by making a new workout cloned from an existing TR one. You can start the new workout right away, and if the Extend Warm Up is present, you are good to go.

I am not sure how or where that is coded. Give it a shot and report back. We may need to add a Feature Request for that.

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