I have used TrainerRoad for about 2 years now and really enjoy it. I find it the best training tool on the market after using Sufferfest and Zwift(plus the TR podcast makes it even better). I am an engineer and numbers nerd. I am also someone who use to lift weights for about 10 years prior to getting serious about MTB training. I am very use to repeating the same workout just more weight or reps and struggle with the mixed variety of workouts that some of the plans offer. I would much rather repeat Antelope and Carson then try and follow the prescribed workouts for sweet spot mid volume for example. When I complete these workouts once I can benchmark myself and apply myself much better the next time knowing my past heart rate number, RPE, etc.
When it comes to the speciality phase I understand the body needs to see a variety of workouts, bucause racing it never by the book.
Anyone share this opinion or should I just harden up?