Aug 04

My training plan has no speed workouts, just easy economy runs. Is this correct?

Category: FAQs

Unless you have limited your plan in such a way that speed sessions cannot be scheduled, this will be correct, and is an example of the personalisation of TrainAsONE – it is scheduling the mix of workouts that are the most beneficial for you to safely reach your goal(s).

This situation is most likely to arise duration the early stages of a training plan, particularly when training for a long distance event (e.g. half or full marathon). It is also more common for slower runners.

So continue to follow your plan, safe in the knowledge that it is right for you, and you will no doubt see that within a few weeks those speed workouts will suddenly start appearing.

There are primarily two mechanisms that lead the system not to be able to schedule speed sessions. The first is by turning off speed workouts, and the second is by setting the maximum duration permitted for your runs to a very low value. Both of these aspects are configured in your Training Settings.

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.