Wahoo Element allows you to pause an interval without pausing the actual workout. This is useful in scenarios where there is a stop sign or any traffic situation in the middle of 20min interval. You can pause the interval that way and resume when you are ready. I think this solves the problems for warmups and recovery intervals in most cases.
I’ve got a question regarding using the workout function on garmin head units.
I use a 520, and when I’ve used the workout function in the past, it’s displaying 1 second power on the actual workout interval screen, which makes it pretty hard to use. If I go to my usual screen when running the workout and I’m outside of the power range it just covers my entire screen with the “power is too high/low” warning.
Is there any way to change the workout power setting to use 3/10 second power? 1 second power is pretty useless for display.
Hi @Nate_Pearson this is a great idea. For the advance only option, I would recommend adding this on interval starts rather that ending them. Last thing you want to do outside when doing a VO2 interval having to be aware of the time of the interval to press the lap button when it ends. If it finishes automatically then you back it off, proceed to rest and activate it with a lap press. The 3 second buffer sounds also great so you can get ready to start.
We were worried about this too. But we’ve got the ability to set the target to 1, 3, 10 or 30 seconds. So we’re going to do 3 seconds for intervals less than or equal to 5 minutes and 10 seconds for intervals more than 5 minutes.
Do you know if one can adjust that when editing the workout in Garmin? In that case, I agree with you that no parameter would be just fine. If not, though, I think that it might make sense to think about it like the power smoothing value in the TR app. Pedal-based power meters might benefit from an extra few seconds. Doing outside workouts in my Garmin, I have found 3s pretty challenging when it’s windy.
But in the end, I’m sure we’ll make whatever you come up with work.
So, is there a way to make the Trainer Road calendar/ Strava recognize that I’ve manually completed an outdoor workout? If that could be seen by people on Strava your outdoor market might explode. Personally, I’m also interested in TR recognizing my outdoor ride too.
Looking forward to the new Garmin system, thanks so much!
This imports the rides from Strava and places them on the TR calendar.
Depending on the particular setup (marking a ride as outside on the TR calendar, before doing that ride), may well default to associating between the real ride and the one on the TR calendar. I have not done enough of them to know how that works, but it seems I have read others say they get the association automatically in some cases.
I saw this come through in the feed this morning from TrainingPeaks saying that the autosync feature is live now with Garmin: https://www.trainingpeaks.com/partners/garmin/. I’m hoping the TR team will have some news soon as well. I might have to go and get an Edge 530 now as well and move away from my Bolt. Wahoo announced the new ROAM last week, but nothing on the firmware update side to support the workouts…