So we have created a new plan creator (available to all premium members NOW). We have termed it “Coach Jack,” to be clear it is not a human coach.
Below, I am showing the creator below, but actually Coach Jack can review your Strava history and ask some assessment questions and suggest a plan for you. Once the intial plan is created, you can tweak it as much as you want using the screen shown. This is not using our community created workouts or plans. This is 100% custom workouts and plans, each workout and plan desiged exactly for you.
This creator is the first of its kind. I would call it the “Starbuck’s” of plan builders, meaning the goal is to allow you to have it “your way” yet still guiding you in the primary fundamentals of effective and safe training.
One of the key features is this first ramp rate slider. If you don’t know, Ramp Rate relates to your week after week hourly (training stress) increases. Seasonal increases is a critical component of peak performance. I would say virtually all or at the minimum most top performance riders seasonally increase their hours and training stress. For most dedicated long term performance riders that means a big increase from winter to spring.
Again the goal of the Coach Jack plan creator is to allow you to dial a plan to fit perfectly within your constraints which is a key component of top performance. This is just the first version but it will continue to be improved and expanded, we are exited to start getting feedback and improve it to meet the needs of a wider group of performance cyclists. It has been designed with a few top coaches reviewing it and providing suggestions.
Next on the list of features is setting an event date as well as annual training plans. Also we want to give more visibility to training stress aspects of the plan but for now as soon as you push to TrainerDay you will see that.