Training Plans (non-Custom) - workouts not static?

Just signed back up for TrainerRoad after having been gone (on Zwift) for years. Wow has alot changed. I’m looking to incorporate one of the low-volume static plans into my training (in addition to a couple of outdoor rides). Over the past few days I’ve gone in and looked at the workouts in one of the static plans (low-volume General Build). It appears that over the past few days the specific workouts I see in the plan on the website are different. I would think these workouts would be static. Am I missing something?

If you have Adaptive Training turned on, you will see changes in pending workouts as you complete workouts and gain in your Progression Levels. Check out the following articles on the system, and this might explain your experience if you have AT turned on and are completing workouts and getting updated progression levels.

In short, if you use Adaptive Training, nothing is really “static” in terms of workouts on plans. They will constantly be reviewed and sometimes revised in order to point your training in the intended direction.

This also affects what you see on the “default” training plans even when viewing them on your device or website. It means a more refined picture based upon your Progression Levels vs a “generic” plan that we all used to get that was identical.


Any reason why you want a static plan? Just curious.

No specific reason. Probably just easiest for me to wrap my head around. There are 2 rides a week that will be outdoors for each week (the 80-90 minute weekly hammerfest aka “worlds” and the 3-4 hour long group ride on the weekend). The rest I’d like to fill in with a low-volume structured interval plan. I’ve got kids and things that pop up making me move things around on my calendar quite a bit, so using a static plan and manually moving things around as needed seems easiest to me.

I would recommend giving adaptive training a shot. It works better than a static plan if you’re moving and changing workouts a lot. It’s the only reason I’m willing to pay $20 a month for TR.

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You can move things around with a dynamic Adaptive Training Plan too just as easy or select Alternate workouts when it turns out for instance that youve only got 30mins instead of 1h. AT just cleverly adapts round things when life gets in the way.

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Welcome back! We’re stoked to have you on again. :smiley:

If you’d like to disable Adaptive Training, you can do so in your account settings. Just click on the Account tab, then select Adaptive Training and toggle off Adaptive Training.

As others have said, though, it’s worth checking out! Adaptive Training (AT) will ensure you’re getting the right workout for your current fitness levels, which may not always be the case with a static training plan.

This TR Support article serves as a great overview of everything AT has to offer. It’s worth looking over when you have a moment so you can get the most out of AT and TrainerRoad!

Feel free to let me know if you need a hand with anything else!