Immediately after your ride is analyzed, you’ll be prompted to complete a short survey. This qualitative data is used to individualize your adaptations further and provides you with an opportunity to track subjective feedback.
These only take a few seconds to complete, but you can submit a response up to seven days later if you are in a rush.
An intensity survey is served after completing a workout.
How Should I Answer Surveys?
Don't overthink it. Consider the overall difficulty of the ride and not how you expected it to feel.
What are the Different Surveys?
The most common survey you will see is the one pictured below, which asks you to rate how the ride felt on a scale from one to five. When answering the survey, consider the entire ride, and don’t worry about how you expected it to feel based on workout type.
A post-workout survey. This one asks you to gauge the intensity of the ride.
Some workouts are harder than others, and life happens. For example, a workout you’d normally breeze through ends up feeling like a massive challenge. You’ll get a survey based on how that particular workout went, and your response to the survey can help affirm or correct that information.
Another post-workout survey, as seen in the app. This one asks you to specify why you may have struggled.
Cut Short Survey
Sometimes you don't have time to complete your workout. For example, an important phone call means you need to cut the workout short. In that case, you'll still get a survey based on how that particular workout went, and your response to the survey can help affirm or correct that information.
Another post-workout survey, as seen in the app. This one asks you to specify why you may have ended a workout early.
How Do I Use Surveys?
If you're doing an indoor workout with an internet connection, you'll be served a survey in the app once the ride is completed. Just click or tap the appropriate response, select "Submit" and your survey response will be saved.
How to Rate Your Effort
This ride felt easy and non-taxing, requiring little effort or focus. You could repeat the ride and pass it without issue.
This ride was somewhat comfortable but required some focus to complete. You felt a little challenged but had confidence that you could finish. If the ride had an additional set of intervals, you could complete it.
This ride required effort and focus and was challenging to complete. This will feel tough and you’ll look forward to this ride ending. If there was an additional interval, you could have done it with some focus.
- Very Hard
This ride was very difficult to complete. This ride tested you. If there would have been one more interval, you wouldn’t have been able to do it.
- All Out
This ride was extremely difficult. It pushed me well beyond my abilities and took a massive amount of energy and focus to complete. You’ll feel like you barely made it to the end of this ride, and that you had to pull out every mental trick in the book to finish.
Why Surveys Are Valuable?
The qualitative feedback you record via post-workout surveys is invaluable in two ways.
First, if you’re using Adaptive Training, your responses provide more insight into how you’re feeling and help Adaptive Training make even more customized recommendations.
Second, when you look back at completed rides, you can see how you felt for each one and pick up on patterns that could help you improve.
How to Change your Survey Response
In cases where the survey isn't immediately completed (whether it was skipped or the workout was simply completed offline/outside), a response can still be added up to a week after completion.
To do so, go to the Ride Analysis page on the website, or the Workout Details drawer in the app, then click or tap Missing Response.
From the website
After selecting the ride from your Calendar page:
A missing survey response is being added via the Ride Analysis page.
From the app
In the app, this can be done entirely from the Calendar itself.
A missing survey response is being added via the Workout Details drawer.
We ask you to complete surveys for every work so Adaptive Training can tailor your training plan.
However, for any athletes not using Adaptive Training, by disabling Adaptive Training from your account settings, you will have the opportunity to “Skip” surveys.
- Open the TrainerRoad Website
- Go to your Account
- Select “Adaptive Training”
- Uncheck the “Enable Adaptive Training” option, and surveys will now start displaying the “Skip” option.
Post-Workout Survey FAQs
How should I respond to the survey if my RPE varied over the course of the workout?
Some training zones typically feel harder than others. However, more important than what is typical or expected is how the ride actually felt to you. The same workout might feel different to you on different days, depending on how you fueled or whether it was a particularly stressful day. Don’t overthink it; just give a quick snapshot response according to how you felt overall, and Adaptive Training will do the rest.
How do surveys help me get faster?
How important are surveys for my training?
Why do I occasionally see different questions on my surveys?
What do I do if my survey says I struggled with the workout, even though I wasn’t really struggling?
The survey noted that I cut my workout short today. That’s cool, but should I be worried it might think I cut my workout short if I take a mid-workout bathroom break?
If this is not the case, please shoot us an email at email@example.com, and we'll investigate ASAP.
What if I don’t have time to complete the survey?
What if I don’t want to complete a survey?
I tried to complete a missed survey but can’t. What happened?
Do my survey responses affect my Progression Levels?
How you respond to your post-workout surveys will not make or break your training. Just answer honestly in the moment, and the surveys will help fine-tune your training recommendations. If you forget to respond to a survey, Adaptive Training will look at all of the other factors that go into determining your Progression Levels, so you’ll stay on track.