I see that this has been brought up in the past, but the previous discussion I’ve seen is all old and archived and none of it has been implemented yet, so I think it’s fair to bring it back up. I think it also presents a possible workaround for the very popular request to be able to pause training plans.
There are actually two related parts to my request here
- Custom training plans.
I love the way the pre-defined workout plans work. I just finished Build Me Up and it’s fantastic. That said, none of the available plans/schedules meet my needs over the next few months.
My solution is that I’m putting together my own plan from the available workouts. As it works now, I have to ad-hoc search through the available workouts when I’m actually getting on my bike to start my ride. It would be great if I could go in ahead of time to assemble my plan and schedule the rides I want to do so there’s no screwing around at the time of the ride.
Say I want to do SST (Short) on Monday, The Gorby on Wednesday, and then McCarthy Special on Friday. It would be great if I could set that up ahead of time and then when I get on my bike on Monday morning, it would default to asking me if I want to jump into SST just like it does for the available workout when I’m in the middle of a Zwift plan.
One way to implement the above would be to add a calendar where I can schedule out the rides I want to do. Make it easy to drop in whatever pre-defined or custom workout I can select from the list, repeat workouts at weekly/semi-weekly/whatever intervals, move things around, etc.
One of the competing platforms (rhymes with Rainer Toad) just rolled out this sort of feature. I’ve not used it yet, but it looks awesome and they seem to be pretty proud of it. I’d love to see something like this in Zwift.
On a side note, if Zwift could really nail down the serious workout plans like this other competitor focuses on, I see no remaining reason for the competition to ever pull anyone away from Zwift.