"Interactive" Training Plans
Although I think that the training plans are great, I think that they could be awesome!
One thing that I find difficult, is to follow the plans while running, because:
- I don't have a watch that tells me my stride, distance, etc... (I have a Fitbit Charge HR);
- Looking constantly at the (Android) smartphone screen is not an option.
The competition does this in a very nice way. When you open their app on the same day that an exercise is planned, you get:
- Description of the exercise;
- Asks you if you want to start that exercise now, or postpone it;
Now, the biggest advantage, to me, is that if I choose to execute my exercise, while I run with my headphones I get instructions as to whether I should be doing, for instance, short strides, and when I'm done with them, it will let me know that now I can rest, and then will warn me once again when I need to get my speed up.
This is a huge advantage, specially if the only useful info you get is from your smartphone. This, naturally, will also ensure that the workout will be associated with your training plan, which I think is also that you cannot do now as well.
I hoping that adding a screenshot as reference from the other app does not violate any guidelines (it feels it does, but I am terribly sorry if it does, I am only trying to help). In any case, I've removed the app name from the screenshot.