Yes, the latest version surfaces what they call progression levels for different power zones, e. g. endurance, sweet spot, threshold and VO2max. Their workouts are rated as well, so you or their software can match workouts that are suitable to where you are.that's trainer road levels? (minor question)
The pre-base base phase really did wonders. I did 6 weeks of their polarized plans, which was tough medicine (mentally). At they end they had me do 4 x 16 minutes at threshold. In addition, it had me do lots of endurance workouts, so my PLs for the lower power zones are quite high.By the way @OreoCookie, what are your TR levels? They must be pretty high for the average power you are doing relative to your FTP.
I am still only in the twos because I don't TR workouts consistently enough, despite my current FTP setting probably being a little low.
I should probably knock them up to the mid threes.
Current FTP: 329 W (4.4 W/kg)
Sweet Spot: 7.8
In two days TR has a PL 9.0 Sweet Spot workout scheduled for me. Revenge for finding level 7.8 easy, I guess. On the other hand, I failed one threshold workout last week — I had to postpone one workout so I had to do it right after a hard sweet spot without a day of rest in between. Perhaps I should do an FTP test in the middle of the cycle.
Regarding levels, do you find that they are a good match for you? 2s are quite low, and the number of workouts in that region gets pretty scarce. Another option is to lower your FTP or retest. Or if you find your workouts too easy, try a stretch workout to manually reset the levels. I remember I had to do that with endurance workouts when I started with Adaptive Training: because it would never give me challenging endurance workouts, I was just stuck at these low levels forever.
That’s weird, yes.It still seems a little strange that they knock your levels down when your FTP goes down, rather than just keeping them the same.