Visualization of interval structure for outdoor workouts [Feature Request]

As long as the weather permits, I ride almost exclusively outside - sacrifices in workout efficiency and quality be damned!

As such, my TR calendar just looks like a sea of GPS maps. And any upcoming workouts on my plan just show up as the workout name.

I find the visualization of the intervals - as they would show up for indoor rides - to be really helpful when trying to get an overall sense of the structure of an individual workout or an entire block. It’s easy to glance at a workout and see if it’s steady state, VO2 intervals, etc when you can see it right there. This is lost when you switch to outdoor workouts.

I would rather still see a chart of the planned interval structure than a GPS map on the calendar for my outdoor rides that are linked to specific workouts. Or perhaps some kind of overlay. For me personally, the GPS maps are especially irrelevant since I ride a lot of the same routes over and over again for my weekly rides.

A snapshot of what my calendar looks like… gives no sense at all about what kind of rides I’ve been doing!

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Hey Kenroll,

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your request. I shared your idea with one of our Project Managers and we both think that it’s an interesting idea worth looking into. Now that we have outside workouts that can push to your head units, we will likely start to see more interval workouts completed outside on the road, and the context of the power profile would be very welcome when viewing your training at the monthly level.

I am going to pass your suggestion onto the rest of the team for consideration :slight_smile: .

Cheers, and happy training!

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I also think this is a really great idea. I have been doing the match/association of outdoor rides to my planned rides and often label the Strava file with the TR name, but having a mini display of the intervals under the map would be really nice to quickly review the structured ones in the calendar. (Still waiting to try the new automatic mode - in rest week!)

You might also export such a combo map/planned interval view back to Strava like you do for indoor workouts already - would give some high vis publicity of the new feature! Not sure how that would interact with the wahoo maps showing KOMs/prs that often pop up sometimes.

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@Bryce it would be great to see a view post workout similar to indoor workouts (i.e actually power overlaid on the target power). This would make it much easier to view the level of compliance on an individual workout as well as a quick visual reference of the type of workout.

Hey thanks for the suggestion! I believe if our developers were to incorporate the same display structure for outside and inside workouts, that would definitely be a part of it! It’s hard to say if or when this can get on the roadmap for new features, nonetheless we’ve passed it along to the development team! :raised_hands:

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