First of all, what an immense update, there is so much to love. With any big change there will naturally be teething, but huge congratulations to everyone involved.
For context, I’ve been on Sufferfest for over a year, and was a beta tester.
I miss the browsability of the plans - just exploring and going “oh that one looks tough” or “oh that has interesting workouts I didn’t know about”. It was one or two clicks away to see a plan. That gave me a sense of ownership over all the plans - and gave me the confidence to compare.
The wizard has its place, but I’ve lost my “power user” mode. I’m literally relying on my past knowledge to “know” all the plans. Plus there’s variables - I want to know what a 4-6 hour volume plan might look vs a 6-8 version, but now I have go through progression > yoga > MTP > Preview > View schedule! No no no. So much no.
The new calendar is clean. But it’s a “sea of same”.
The icons for the various disciplines all have the same scale (a person doing something), so they’re too hard to discern. The MTP one is fantastic - it stands out. It means I can quickly glance at a plan and see where they all are to get a sense of how the week might look. Maybe it’s a contrast issue - everything is kind of the same contrast.
This was an issue with the old app too, but I’d love to get a sense of, at a glance, which workouts are ‘intense’ and which ones are ‘recovery’. I personally know that Team Scream is gonna kill me, and “To get to the other side” is chilling. (the IF/TSS data is there…) Even though they’re both “things”, having “breathing to crush them” should feel less of a thing than Fight Club. Perhaps a toggle overlay?
The old app put the name of the training program across the top of the week. The new one puts the training program name on the top of each day. This adds so much visual noise to my plan. I literally have “Ian Boswell 200 Mile Gravel Training Plan” written on top of all 15 scheduled workouts this week. Verses once in the old app. No no no.
I get a green tick icon if I’ve done a workout. It also turns the top bar green. That’s two indicators doing the same thing.
Those are my biggest irks. Can’t wait to try out the new pro rides…