Note: TrainAsONE’s new Artemis AI algorithm has a ‘train for target time option’ available when defining a race. This is the first phase in our roadmap to address this issue.
Having a race time when you start training can be a little non-sensical. This is because there is no available science to predict the level of response to training for any individual*.
To help clarify. If today you can run a marathon at 6:00 min/km pace and wish to attempt a 5:30 min/km marathon in X weeks time, there is no known way to calculate the training required to increase your peak performance average pace over that distance by 30 seconds per km.
In the above scenario, it is often stated (and people coached as such) that they must spend X amount of time training at their goal-pace, i.e. 5:30 min/km. Whilst this may be appropriate in a few cases, it is certainly not the rule, and importantly no published research to evidence this approach.
TrainAsONE approaches the problem differently. Given the time you have available, we simply train you in the most efficient and effective means possible, continually adjusting your plan to achieve this. In the future, using the power of big data and our sophisticated data analysis we do intend to provide insights such as ‘if you increase your training to 5 days per week we believe you could increase your chance of achieving your sub-4 hour marathon by 40%’.
* if you know different, we’d love to hear from you.