Thanks so much for offering to take part in the beta testing of our new Workout Builder.
This document will be updated as we make changes to the builder.
Please refer to this document before suggesting changes or reporting bugs as we may already be aware of the bugs or planning on making enhancements or changes.
March 17, 2021
We've been working hard on the workout builder for the last few months and have a few bigger changes coming but we have to admit we should have been doing smaller and more regular releases to keep things moving rather than trying to tackle everything at once.
So today we pushed out a smaller change so coaches can now add text-based guidance to their structured workouts that will appear on the screen when each step/interval of a workout starts. This will currently work in both Zwift and TrainerRoad files. This is a great way to make sure your clients are following the workout correctly and also to keep them motivated and maybe even entertained during the workout.
The messages will start at the beginning of each step and show on screen for 10 seconds in TrainerRoad and the default time period in Zwift.
More info in the release notes here.
Dec 11, 2020
Structured workouts now appear in the mobile apps for athletes planned workouts. The zwo and mrc files can now be downloaded directly from mobile apps.
Dec 3, 2020 Update
We are currently finalizing testing on the mobile apps for displaying structured workouts in athlete calendars and the ability to download the structured workout files direct from the mobile apps.
In the web app we've added some small enhancements to the structured workout diagrams. Hovering over the workout now highlights the interval/segment and shows a tooltip of the volume and intensity of the segment.
October 29, 2020 Update
We've just released our new Training Zones functionality that will enable us to extend the workout builder further. You can learn more about the Training Zones release here http://support.trainingtilt.com/articles/4580851-20201029-training-zones
May 28, 2020, Update
Structured workouts now show in Training Plans, Client Calendar and the Client Dashboard view. You still need to use the Workout Library to build the workout but it will automatically show in plans and client workouts that were created using the library workout.
Important Notes on Beta Release
The workout builder is currently only available from the workout library feature and NOT from when creating a workout inside a training plan.
Any workouts you've already built will show up in training plans and athlete calendars assuming the workout in the plan or calendar was created from the library workout either by dragging and dropping or selecting from the list of workouts. This, for now, is just for the web apps. Structured workouts will not appear in the mobile apps yet.
If you distribute your downloaded workout files (Zwift, TrainerRoad, Rouvy) please ensure you communicate that these were created with beta software and may not function correctly. Before distributing please test the files in the appropriate platform first and let us know if you find any issues.
The current beta version of the workout builder only supports
Intervals measured in time but not distance
Target intensities in % of FTP only
Downloading ZWO (Zwift) and MRC (TrainerRoad and Rouvy)
Future versions will support
Support for additional workout types
Intervals measured in time or distance
Additional target intensities like % threshold HR, % threshold pace and absolute power values.
We will also introduce intensities based on Training Zones but we will first need to build Training Zones into the base platform as they are not currently supported.
Downloading additional file types such as FIT (Garmin) and ERG (TrainerRoad and others)
How to access the workout builder in beta mode
The workout builder is only available for registered beta users. Please contact us using the chat if you are an existing coach and would like to be added to the beta list.
When you are added to the beta group, you'll be sent an email with the special link that will turn on the beta workout builder. You will need to use this link every time you want to use the workout builder while it is still in beta mode.
How to provide feedback
While logged into the platform please use the chat to provide your feedback. Please include as much detail as possible when providing feedback or reporting bugs. Screen shots and detailed step by step explanations will make it easier for us to interpret and act on your feedback. If you have time for creating screen videos this would be very much appreciated.
Brief guide to using the builder
Access the builder using the special link from your beta tester registration email
Edit an existing or create a new workout in the library and click on the "Structured Workout" tab. Click the build button to start building your workout.
A new workout will have some default intervals which you can remove, edit or add to. You can add new intervals by using the buttons in the header, or by clicking the + button on any of the existing intervals to add a new interval directly after.
You'll notice that some of the dropdowns are disabled and cannot be selected. These will be enabled in future releases for additional options.
You can re-order the intervals by clicking, holding and dragging an interval using the drag handles.
You can save your workout by clicking the save button. One saved your workout structure will appear back on the library workout "Structured Workout" tab.
You can download the structured workouts in the supported formats using the download buttons. You can remove (delete) the structured workout from the library workout using the Remove button.