xert without an event

When trying to use xert without a target event, are there recommendations to set up an event anyway for some amount of time forward? I’d just like to generally train towards a century at some point. I wasn’t sure if there was suggestions to set up any dates to best make use of the fitness advisor. As it is, it just wants to keep telling me I’m in the pre base part of my plan despite me not really knowing an event date.

If you set your event date in the past, the advisor will down prioritize the Focus of your training as well as not periodize it (no event to periodize to). This means that your Improvement Rate is what will be used to keep you progressing and improving. If you simply keep your training deficits close to 0, it means that you’re improving and will expect to see your fitness signature numbers increase accordingly.