Feb 11

How do I incorporate running club workouts into my TrainAsONE plan?

Category: FAQs

Running clubs are great for so many aspects of running, and TrainAsONE, being the most flexible intelligent training planner lets you easily easily incorporate your running club workouts into your TrainAsONE plan.

Depending on your personal circumstances and preference you have three options:

1. Do nothing special

This is probably the route to take if you run with your club rarely, and when you do, you do not mind if or how your plan subsequently changes following the club run.

As an extra option it may be that you might like the club run to be an additional run for the week (rather than simply replacing a TrainAsONE workout). If this is the case, once you have completed the club run you can edit it and set the ‘ignore in weekly run count’ flag.

The ignore in weekly run count option available when editing a run.

2. Enter as an ad-hoc specific workout

Again, probably an option if you run with your running club intermittently, however it differs from the above in that you would like to understand beforehand how your plan would be affected. For this, you would enter a specific workout for the day of your club run via the Calendar, as illustrated below.

Accessing the specific workout details for the 17th February from the TrainAsONE Calendar.
Entering details for a club run on a specific day.

As can be seen in the screenshot above you would enter a name for the club run, the expected workout (run) type, and it’s envisaged duration and distance. Additionally you can enter a start time and notes. A key consideration is the run type. Commonly this would be Freestyle or one of the Custom workout types, for example Custom (interval). Click Save to store your changes and trigger a plan build with your specific workout scheduled. Please note that these specific workouts are considered in your target number of runs per week.

3. Enter as a weekly specific workout

If you are aim to run on the same day each week regularly with your running club, this is probably the most appropriate option. In essence it is the same as option 2 above, but creates a recurring workout that is scheduled into your training calendar every week.

To do so, first go to your Training Settings (accessible from the main Settings menu) and then click ‘update training settings’.

Accessing the TrainAsONE Training Settings

Following this scroll down to the day of the week that you run with your club and then click on the ‘set specific workout’ link.

Accessing the specific workout form within your Training Settings.

Next you would enter the workout details as per option 2. In reality, given that this workout is scheduled every week and your clubs runs are likely to vary from week to week, the most appropriate run type will be Freestyle.

Entering the Specific Workout under the Training Settings for Thursdays.

Click Save to store your update to your Training Settings and trigger a plan build with your running club workouts scheduled. Please note that these weekly specific workouts are considered in your target number of runs per week.

We hope that helps, but if you need any assistance do not hesitate to ask using the in-app ‘ask a question’ feature.

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.