Jun 23

How do I configure TrainAsONE to schedule runs every other day?

Category: FAQs

So you want to run 3 days one week, and 4 the next, always with 1 day of rest? It’s easy to configure your settings to achieve this (though there are a couple of caveats – see below).

Just go to your Training Settings, click ‘Update’ and set your ‘Target runs per week’ to 4 (or higher) and the ‘Max run streak’ field to 1. Save and let your new plan build.

(You may need to click on the ‘Advanced options’ link to reveal the ‘Max run streak’ field.)

The ‘Target days per week’ and ‘Max run streak’ fields of the Training Settings within TrainAsONE.

The Caveats

Given your constraints, TrainAsONE is always building the most beneficial but safe plan for you to achieve your goal(s). Consequently, there may be periods where the run on alternate days are not scheduled. This is most easily explained with an example. You could be performing Economy runs every other day, and when the system calculates that it would be good to introduce speedwork, this pattern may need to be interrupted by one (or a number) of episodes where two days of rest are best.

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.