The Fastest Workout Editor Ever

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This is designed for one and only one thing. Speed.  That’s it.  Works just like Excel with copy and paste and arrow keys for moving.  Try it out.  Create your first workout here.

Below is a video showing how to insert a row into a workout

22 thoughts on “The Fastest Workout Editor Ever”

  1. Hello, Oldsap (maybe I should ask people their first name in the registration process :), I just added a video below the main one showing how to insert a row. Once you know how as you can see it is very easy.

  2. hi Alex, i was checking out GoldenCheetah’s workout creator and it had an option to add “LAP” so that GC’s Lap Time Remaining data field would be able to show each interval’s time remaining. would this be possible as an option in ERGdb’s workout creator for this when downloading them as MRC files?
    from GC’s workout creator:
    [COURSE DATA]
    0 50
    10 50
    10 LAP
    10 55
    20 55
    20 LAP
    20 60
    30 60
    30 LAP
    30
    30
    [END COURSE DATA]

      1. Hi Jerry, Charlie and I had a long offline conversation and I worked with Mark at Golden Cheetah and it appears you can only import Laps to GC using a non-standard way of defining it in the MRC file. This method would break other products. Charlie decided it was easy enough to just hand edit and add the lap. Just add an extra row like this.

        0.00 50
        10.00 55
        10.00 LAP
        10.00 88
        14.00 88
        14.00 LAP

        A group of us (TrainingPeaks, TrainerRoad, GC, PerfPro, Kinomap, and ERGdb) have worked through a new backwardly compatible standard definition for MRC/ERG files to support Laps and other interval related features. I have a new version of our workout creator coming out this week or early next week that will support Laps but not sure how long until GC can adopt this standard and Lap allow this new INTERVAL DATA standards based import. You would need to ask on a GC forum on that one. Our new editor makes adding laps very simple. An email announcement will come out on this. Thanks ~alex

  3. jonathancolledge

    Does it support text prompts during the workout, for example, messages such as: “Keep cadence high in intervals”, “Halfway!”, or “Only one left!”?

    1. Hello Johnathan, so let say YES very soon. Now with saying that text prompts are not universally supported in any standard fashion. We will for sure be supporting the TrainerRoad text prompts. Did you have one particular platform in mind?

  4. jonathancolledge

    Thank you, that sounds great. I don’t use trainer road, but had come across their method of putting promts in and it seems like the most sensible and easy way. I hope Golden Cheetah and Maximum Trainer will support it.

  5. jonathancolledge

    “A group of us (TrainingPeaks, TrainerRoad, GC, PerfPro, Kinomap, and ERGdb) have worked through a new backwardly compatible standard definition for MRC/ERG files to support Laps and other interval related features”

    Would you consider working with them to indroduce a grade setting please? There is a big difference between 350 W at 90 rpm and 350 W at 70 rpm, and if you want a workout to simulate hills, you don’t want to be shifting up a gear and guessing the right gear at every single bump in the road and then shifting done at every flatter bit – better to have the trainer adjust grade and shift down normally as you would on a hill – this way you can make a workout that simulates hills.

  6. Jonathan, sorry for the slow response.
    Regarding: “I hope Golden Cheetah and Maximum Trainer will support it.”

    Both of these platforms appear to be very selective right now on new features they launch but I am sure there will be an affordable or free platform that does soon, or there should be. I will try to push them both to adopt it once we launch the feature. 🙂

  7. Jonathan, “grade setting please” you beat me to the answer. ERG mode makes no sense. Zwift does it by slowing down your speed and visuals but really the only solution I can think of is either showing user Target RPM or giving them text prompts. If I am not mistaken Maximum Trainer has RMP target now so it should be pretty easy to add that. Let me see. I know Garmin does not allow both RPM and target power at the same time, or that is my understanding anyway.

  8. jonathancolledge

    Thanks, I have found a way of doing it – Golden Cheetah allows you to follow a GPX route, it just adjusts the grade on the trainer and I pedal away as if I am going up and down hills. It is pretty cool as when you hit a hill, the grade on the trainer goes up and you have to shift down gears to maintain cadence, just like a hill outdoors. I can make a hilly workout with bits and pieces of GPX routes, with or without power targets (which aren’t erg controlled).

    Right now I’m leaning towards Maximum Trainer with ErgDb supplying the workouts for normal sessions. Really liking the integration of ErgDb with both platforms, it is awesome. Thanks.

  9. Hi,

    I’m new into these kind of trainings. I wonder how I can use this site to make a training based on heartbeat zones.
    I do NOT have a powermeter on my bike.
    How can I make a trianing based on heartrate zone?
    Are there examples there to download?
    Are the MRC type workouts useable for heartbeat training?

    Please advise

    Thanks in advance!

    1. Hello DeMegens, currently there is no way to convert these workouts to HR based workouts. It’s something I really want to do and will do but not sure when. Right now the only way I know is to go into Garmin connect and create the training. As I am sure you are aware many of the workouts here don’t make sense as HR based. Any short duration sprints don’t make sense as HR but I still have ideas on how to convert them and make them useful as HR based workouts. I will send out an email when we do add HR based workouts.

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