As someone has mentioned above, my wife does not care about getting faster and is in no way interested in following any kind of training program, so TR would be a total waste for her, that is why we got her going on Zwift and she putters around aimlessly in Zwift for 45min or so, three times a week, and she absolutely loves it!
I then got TR for me because I want to get fast and I follow the TR plans religiously…BUT I go onto Zwift’s Workout Creator and re-create the TR Endurance (and some SweetSpot) workouts, then I do them in Zwift. But for all VO2Max, Threshold and Overs/Unders I do them in TR, not in Zwift. So Zwift and TR work together for us, and it works very well.
I feel that the three main players can be summed up as follows:
- Zwift - For those who like the gaming type things, not great for training plans!
- Sufferfest - For those who like to have entertainment and training in one place, with decent/good training plans
- Trainerroad - No frills, no fuss, get the job done type, REALLY Good Training Plans!!
They cater for different users, but ultimately they all get people riding, and that is great from all three of them.
One thing that sets TR miles and miles apart from the other two is that the big wigs (Nate, Jonathan & Chad) are just like you and me and they are involved on a personal level with us as customers. This forum and the Podcast are great examples of this and I hope TR never ever loses this. From Sufferfest and especially Zwift, I get the “Big Corporate B/S” feeling, where TR you feel like you know the big wigs…