Apr 11

How do I configure my long run to be scheduled at the weekend?

Category: FAQs

TrainAsONE creates your plan with the best training volume and mix of workouts to promote the most efficient improvement in performance whilst balancing a low risk of injury, and conforming to your training constraints.

Consequently, having a simple ‘long run on Saturday / Sunday’ configuration option does not make complete sense. If your longest run of the week is calculated to be 75 minutes on a Tuesday (and your constraints state that you can train for 75 minutes on Tuesdays) then there is no logical reason why this should not be allowed (and that the 75 minute run ‘moved’ to Saturday / Sunday, which in turn would make a less beneficial plan).

The underlying desire of having the longest run on weekend becomes subjective, personal, and no doubt changes at different times.

Thus if you find yourself in the situation that you would like to coerce the system to schedule your longer run at the weekend you can (artificially) limit your time availability for the days you would prefer short runs only.

This is best done from your Training Settings page, accessible from the Settings menu (the ‘cog’ in the top-right corner of your screen, where you would set maximum run durations for your week day runs. This may still leave a speed-session scheduled on weekends, in which case you could also mark these days as easy runs only (select custom from the schedule workouts option, and then tick include easy workouts). We recommend not keeping this setting permanent, as it would cause fast variants of the long run never to be scheduled.

About The Author

Dr. Sean Radford, the Founder & CEO of TrainAsONE, is a medical doctor, IT expert, coach and podium finisher in international endurance events. He has dedicated more than 20 years to the research of health, fitness and social well-being of the general population. He has been developing Artificially Intelligent (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) tools to help tackle some of the world’s leading health issues. Dr Radford is a Tech Ambassador for the UK, considered a leading expert in his field, and is a regular speaker at key events, as well as an author of numerous research publications.