when i go to look at the Training tab of xert my fitness, the first thing i see is the Xert adaptive training advisor (XATA) telling me my training deficit as of 11:59 PM. Now the XATA knows that i have entered in my plan a ride for N XSS planned for 4 pm later on today… but for me it is very easy to forget that I had this in my planner. Because I’m not good at following a planner all the time, I might have decided that i wanted to do a ride right now because some meeting got canceled. I might never look at my planner for the day and choose to listen to the advice given on the XATA which is assuming i complete the ride i had scheduled for later in the day.
I feel that you might provide the user with a bit more clarity if you gently remind the user that they have a ride scheduled for later on in the day which XATA is assuming I will complete. see screen shot with added text on the first line in the text box.
Good idea. I’d also like to see an on/off radio button for XATA’s taking into account previous weeks workouts. I do longer 2 1/2 hrs+ at various days during the week, depending on my schedule, which is fluid. XATA does me no good recommending a 2 hr ride today simply because I’ve done 2 hr rides on this weekday in the past. I’d like to turn that feature off.
Useful idea. Thanks for suggesting.
What should it base it on?
Better question. What DOES it base it on?
You had it right: “Previous weeks workouts” (activities more precisely).
I don’t see how that can be all the logic consists of, as I can see XATA recommending activities on days I haven’t worked out on in the past. So what is the complete logic?
I would like this too, assuming it can be done in a way that doesn’t add more complexity to the interface.
I will usually change around the typical structure of my weekday activities if I have done a hard group ride on the preceding Sunday, so XATA has maybe a 50% chance of being useful.
The XATA logic is based on a (generally) repeating weekly pattern. Works well in most cases.
Note that you can already filter the XATA recommended workouts by duration. You should be doing this if you only have 1 hour to train, for example.
Could it not assume that there are no time constraints and just propose the training that would be best in light of my tiredness and my goals?