This has been a common request, and one that we are considering. The reason we did not implement such a feature from the outset is that simply pausing a plan indefinitely and then picking up right where you left off is not actually an appropriate way to progress. If, for example, you were to take two or three weeks off, it wouldn’t be appropriate to simply drop you back in where you left off. It’s not the “pause” part of the plan that’s complicated; it’s the “resume.” That’s tricky to do intelligently.
I realize that there’s some frustration because if you don’t pause the plan, it simply advances you along, which is also not ideal. But our primary focus with these training plans was to deliver a plan, and all of the requests for the ability to pause indefinitely, do any workout at any time, etc all run contrary to that. If it’s just a collection of workouts that can be done at any time, that’s not a plan. We have standalone individual workouts and also workouts that are a part of a set that can be done in this way.
If your schedule regularly has you away for a week at a time, I’d suggest one of those options as opposed to a plan that was designed, explicitly, to be done as a block.vBut we are working on ways to build additional flexibility into the plans that preserves the overall structure and guidance that they are designed to provide.