Following a specialized training plan built specifically for you and your goals is a great start but we go further at Reddiyo. We want to ensure that you get the most from your plan so we monitor your progress and adjust your training as needed. You should feel comfortable that you are always headed in the right direction and need only focus on completing your prescribed workouts.
Continuous Analysis & Plan Review
Reddiyo regularly monitors your training data and measures your performance against predicted training outcomes. We analyze all of your activities, not just cycling, as they all have an effect on your cycling performance. This continuous assessment will surface recommendations for training plan adjustments. We call them recommendations because we never change anything without your approval. We believe changes to your plan should be transparent so you can understand how your performance influences future workouts.
This screen provides you with all your current recommendations from our analysis. They are listed as soon as they come in. You will also see a prompt on the home screen when new recommendations are available. As mentioned previously, no changes happen without your approval. You are in charge of your plan and you decide what fits for your training. These recommendations are meant to support you and help you get the most out of your training.
How It Works
Reddiyo recommendations can be relatively complex but as with all things we want to be as transparent as possible. At the highest level, we are using custom AI algorithms to monitor your progress and map it up against your goals. As we see outlier data then we will start to recommend adjustments. This data might suggest that be you are over or underperforming in certain areas, missing workouts, or hitting new thresholds, just to name a few.
Goals and Objectives
The goals and objectives you select when building your plan drive the specific key metrics that we evaluate as you train. We use them to predict how we expect you to improve in many key areas (e.g. thresholds, power, load, intensity, etc).
As soon as each workout is completed, the data is run through our algorithms. It is possible (even likely) that you do extra rides or other activity types (e.g. running, hiking). Make sure that these workouts sync to Reddiyo as well! Even if it wasn’t a prescribed workout, we will factor it into our recommendations. All exercise needs to evaluated since it can all affect your cycling performance. As we start to get enough data and see patterns in your training then we will make recommendations.
Review your Recommendations
All recommendations are broken into two different categories.
- Plan Change - These recommendations impact your current plan. Accepting these will automatically adjust your upcoming workouts or threshold values. Rejecting them will not change anything.
- Informational - These recommendations do not directly impact your plan. They are meant to inform or warn you of patterns we are seeing in your training data that don't necessarily merit a plan change.
You will be notified when new recommendations are made. It's important that you accept, reject, or dismiss recommendations when you receive them so your training stays on track.
Types of Recommendations
Reddiyo currently has quite a few recommendations and will continue to add more on a very regular basis. This is not an exhaustive list but is intended to show you the most common recommendations that Reddiyo provides.
Plan Change Recommendations
If accepted, these recommendations will result in changes to your future workouts. Reddiyo identifies the opportunities and you decide how to proceed. Nothing changes without your knowledge and approval.
- Workload Increase - Indicates that you are exceeding expectations and we see an opportunity to increase your workload. Should you accept the recommendation, the workload of future workouts will be adjusted no more than the percentage indicated.
- Workload Decrease - Signifies that your current workload is too high. This can be for many reasons including illness, stress, missed workouts, or performance falling short of expectations. This is an opportunity to step back and reset. As performance improves, we will slowly increase your workload again.
- Threshold Increase - Denotes an increase in a threshold value. This applies to Functional Threshold Power (FTP) or Lactate Threshold (LT). Accepting this recommendation will update your threshold value and training zones thus increasing relative intensity for upcoming workouts.
- Threshold Decrease - Alerts you to a decrease in a threshold value. It is only triggered when a baseline test measures a lower value. Accepting this recommendation will update your threshold value and training zones thus decreasing relative intensity for upcoming workouts.
These recommendations warn of patterns we see in your training and provide useful information to ensure you get the most from your training. They will not adjust your plan.
- Missing Workout - Notes that we have not received all your workouts. Completing all your prescribed workouts will give you the highest chance of achieving your goals.
- Overtraining - Alerts you to the risk of injury or burnout from overtraining. We recommend you adhere to the prescribed training plan more closely.
Note: Overtraining is a tricky recommendation as exceeding expectations can be a sign of overachieving but can also be a sign of overtraining. Reddiyo is very cognizant of this challenge. We use patterns in your data and multiple data points (workload, historical workload, intensity, endurance, phase, events, etc) to make this recommendation.
- Undertraining - Warns that you could be undertraining. You are at risk of not accomplishing all your goals and need to stick to the plan.
- Still Gathering Data - Informs you that we are still processing your data. It can take a few weeks into a plan before recommendations will surface.
- Stay the Course - Indicates that you are currently well within the predicted ranges and we think you are right on track. Good job!
- Data Spread Out - Denotes a data integrity issue. It likely means you need to adjust your data recording setting on your device. This happens when your device records data at intervals that are too spread out (e.g. 5 seconds vs. 1). A low data sample rate could impact our ability to process your data effectively.
- Missing Power and Heart Rate Data - Warns that your synced workouts do not include any power or heart rate data. As a result, our algorithms will be impacted.
We have big plans for the Reddiyo Recommendations Engine. In the future you can expect more recommendations around subjective data (e.g. how you feel day in and day out), mental preparedness for upcoming events, and so much more.
If you are ready to see how a dynamic training plan can help you reach your cycling goals, we welcome you to try Reddiyo free for 14-days and tell us what you think!
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