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How to Check for Adaptations

Adaptation checks analyze your training plan for any workout adaptations that need to be made. It ensures your training plan is always up to date, and your training is optimized for your goals.

Where To Find Adaptations

Whether on the website or the mobile and desktop app, adaptation checks are automatically run when you open up TrainerRoad for the day. Once open, the adapt check prompt will display towards the bottom of the screen.

Checking for adaptations on the TrainerRoad website

Checking for adaptations on the TrainerRoad Desktop App

Checking for adaptations on the TrainerRoad Mobile App

How to Accept or Deny Adaptations

Once the check for adaptations is processed, and adaptations are found, you can view all pending adaptations by clicking "Preview".

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Select preview to view recommended adaptations.

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Scroll through to view recommended adaptations for upcoming workouts. 

To apply the adaptations to the plan, select "Accept Adaptations". If you decide not to adapt your plan, you can also select "Don't Adapt My Plan", and the adaptations will not be applied.

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If there are no adaptations to be made, then it will also be displayed within the adaptation check.

FAQ

How are adaptations determined?

During your plan, the outcome of your workouts will help Adaptive Training pick out specific workouts to help optimize your plan and reach your goals. For more info, check out How Does Adaptive Training Recommend Workouts.

Why aren't my workouts adapting?

  • Adaptations are only available for plans created through Plan Builder. If your plan was not made using Plan Builder, then you will not receive adaptations. Likewise, if you simply add workouts to your Calendar within the timeframe of your training plan, these will not be considered part of the plan and will not be adapted.
  • Workouts will only be adapted within the current training block of the plan (for example, Sweet Spot Base I).
  • In some cases, adaptations will not be suggested if it is not necessary. For more info, check out How Does Adaptive Training Recommend Workouts.

Does Adaptive Training recommend adaptations for Swim and Run workouts? 

Yes, if you're following a Triathlon plan, Adaptive Training will recommend adaptations for your Swim and Run workouts. Any Swim and Run workouts in your training plan that aren't marked as completed will be considered skipped by Adaptive Training and trigger adaptations for future workouts. For more info check out our Help Center article here.

How Does Adaptive Training Recommend Swim and Run Workouts? 

Adaptive Training does not adapt Swim and Run workouts based on performance in past workouts. Instead, it recommends adaptations based on any missed Swim or Run workouts in your training plan. For more info check out our Help Center article here

I’ve seen Checking For Adaptations every time I log into my account, but it has told me No Adaptations Required for a long time. Is Adaptive Training still working?

Yes. If you see Checking For Adaptations, Adaptive Training is reviewing your plan to see if you need to adapt any upcoming workouts. There are many reasons you might not need adaptations, all of which mean your training is on track! If you’re completing workouts as prescribed, on schedule, and you’re handling the training as expected, you won’t need to adapt your plan. That’s a good thing! If you’re still unsure, you can always reach out to our support team support@trainerroad.com.

Why am I only seeing adaptations for workouts in my current training phase?

Workouts will only be adapted within the current training block of the plan (i.e. "Base", "Build", "Specialty").

If I edit my training plan by adding or removing workouts, will adaptations still take place?

If individual workouts are modified or replaced in advance using the “Alternates” option, Adaptive Training will view the replacement workouts as a part of your training plan and consider them for adaptations.
If you simply add workouts to your calendar within the timeframe of your training plan, these will not be considered part of the plan and will not be adapted, but their completion will still affect your Progression Levels.

What happens if I want to rearrange my schedule? Can I change the date of workouts and still have them considered for adaptations?

For sure! You can change the date of your workouts, or drag and drop them to different days, and still have them considered for adaptations.

Does adding a workout via TrainNow impact my adaptations?

TrainNow workouts will not be considered part of the plan and will not be adapted, but their completion will still affect your Progression Levels.
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