I have never seen a workout library in TrainingPeaks although maybe you are thinking about TodaysPlan which does have about 2,000 “free” workouts if you pay their monthly fee. What is funny is I saw a user in intervals.icu saying he was switching to their workout creator because it was better… To each his own.
I have been using Today’s Plan as well and that was actually better than TP, despite people initially using the same ‘knock off’ argument they do for TR and TD.
Anyway, if you have a paid account on TP and don’t get what I remember, I’m either wrong, or they’ve changed it.
As to intervals.icu workout builder, to me
Main set 6x - 3m 100% - Recovery 3m @ 55%
is not that easy
I also think you need to include TCX syntax in the workout file…
Read the thread: https://forum.intervals.icu/t/workout-builder/1163/29
Yeah I have paid account on TP for years and never seen these free workouts. I doubt they would remove them if they had them but I did not pay that much attention.
I don’t understand what you mean about this TCX syntax. See below, we have had this for a long time.
I know you do, otherwise you wouldn’t be able to export it, but I don’t have to write the total workout using a text editor - I like your building interface better.
Having said that: I never build workouts anyway
What does this mean?
I still don’t get it. I just tried and I can’t even figure how to use their workout editor… Theirs is similar to Garmin’s but better.
Don’t get what? If you chose ‘Add Step’, then ‘Repeats’ and enter 10, you get 10x in the box and have to add the rest. Or, so it seems - like I said, it’s too complicated
Your interface looks more natural, even if the output will be the same. And maybe, I should just RTFM (https://forum.intervals.icu/t/workout-builder/1163)
Then again, as also previously stated, I do not build workouts
That’s what the intervals.icu workout builder looks like… You can pick some basics, but have to add stuff yourself (I think)…
Yes, I know that is their interface… Oh now I see what you mean by text editor I thought you were suggesting they had something nice in their workout builder. Theirs is super powerful, and flexible and includes non-cycling workouts. I am 100% focused on solving 90% of what most cyclists need, not all the other stuff… In this sense I like this is what TrainerRoad does too. 100% focused. I would say TR is 100% cycling racer focused with mostly sweetspot. For TD I would expand that focus slightly, and maybe narrrow it in other ways.
Exactly and it requires way too much detail to attention, b/c if you make a typo…
I like simple Still not making my own workouts though. There are enough readily available, if I even want to follow one…
(Don’t ask me: “What are you even here for then?”)
You still are providing good insight. It’s actually faster to create them then find them, if you are looking for something specific. I just realized in your case and probably many more peoples they want us to add a training zone called sweetspot so you can find all the sweetspot workouts in TrainerDay. Wow can’t believe I overlooked that one.
That is a slight oversight, yes
There’s a few reasons why I prefer using both. For me, they just have different purposes and aren’t exclusive of one another (not a matter of either-or).
I much prefer the workout builder on TrainerDay. Even though as of now, you have to export the workout to TrainingPeaks (comes up as same day in TP), move into the library and/or move to a specific date, it’s still much faster than building a workout in TrainingPeaks.
Having an included training app is another reason. While TrainingPeaks, Golden Cheetah, etc allow you to export files to a device, I would rather use TD for the sake of controlling my trainer. I plan on including optional links for athletes that use TrainerDay… ("Here’s todays workout… description… Bad weather or indoors?: trainerday link goes here). I’ve only done this on occasion with myself, but haven’t done much for athletes since I’m fairly new to TD and my workout library already has a lot of my bases covered, but the hard work is cut out. If the weather is bad or you’re indoors, just click the link and you’ve got the workout running in the efficient TrainerDay app for only a couple bucks a month.
And as a coach, TrainingPeaks does a lot for me. Having tried other platforms, or just planning on my own in an excel file, the time saved in writing plans and communicating with athletes is well worth the $19 per month.
Sure, I can get analysis after the fact with IntervalsICU, but for athletes and myself, the planning on TP is hard to beat. It becomes more important since we do lots of outdoor riding and supplement with indoor riding, rather than the other way around.
Hopefully this makes sense what I’m trying to say
It does - I didn’t factor in that you are coaching
Ok I keep getting requests for this so we are adding it now. Should be available in the next few days or next week at the latest.
Ok this is done. It has not been well tested yet but we don’t see any reason it should have any issues.
I have interesting places in strava, which is very flat but not as flat as no map… as you can see below. 10% difference with map vs without. TrainingPeaks never has the maps. Having two different distances would drive some people crazy so they need the maps off if they want them to match. I am considering adding mapst to both if you check them.
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