I purchased the 50K Level 0 Running plan along with the 50K Level 0 Strength Training plan. I’ve applied both plans to Training Peaks with the same start date. I assumed the the strength training would be on the non run days – which are Wednesday and Sunday. Right now with both plans on the same start date, the strength training falls on Monday and Thursday which are run days. Wednesday and Sunday are complete rest days with both plans applied with the same start date. I just want to verify that I have the plans applied correctly and should be strength training on run days and have two complete rest days. Thank you.
To get the programs to synch properly you have to specify the start date of the running program and not back into it using the race date. I removed both programs from the calendar and re-applied using the start date (originally found by specifying the race date when applying on first attempt). Wen using a start date for both programs the strength training falls on rest days.
The root cause of this is that we have a Race workout on the last day of the primary plan, but the last strength workout of the strength plans is many days before the race. Therefore, for example, TP considers the end date of the race to be April 5 based on the last workout, but considers the last day of the strength plan to be April 1 (or similar). So, the two end dates don’t align when applying both plans using an end date.
But, the start dates will as there is a workout on the first day of both, so using the same start date for both aligns the days.
We could fix this by adding a Race workout to the last day of the strength plans… I thought that would be weird in a strength plan, but it’s not any weirder than having it in the main plan I suppose.
I’ll get this in the pipeline for adding a Race workout to the strength plans on the last day.