Since I don’t have many races planned and I’m in good condition I’m considering following the recommended daily workouts on my Garmin 1040 and see where it takes me. Does anyone have any experience with this Garmin functionality?
No. I recently bought an 840 and occasionally look at the suggested workouts. Mine seems to be giving ok plans with a mix of endurance and interval workouts.
I had a good play about with this by entering a 100 mile event in Garmin Connect and it worked out a plan with a base phase and build then taper. etc
I then carried on with my TR plan and watched the garmin plan keep changing to compensate.
With no plan entered it also does this and is quite dynamic which i wish TR would do.
So I decided I’d switch over to Garmin for rest of year. I entered a 55m road race in September and entered that and the course in Garmin Connect - its set out a base build and taper programme you can see on the edge unit.
I’ve also noticed you can enter additional events too so I put in one of the oval crits I’m doing, and it asks you is this primary event, supporting or not important, and you get training suggestions.
Week 1 looks alot of volume for me especially the threshold but no big deal if I cant complete. Off away on holiday later this week and I like the fact it will just adjust with no input needed. Also, if I fancy doing a group ride with my club it adjusts also.
Wonder what build phase will be like
today - base to 64% ftp - tr normally has me doing 69%ish
tomorrow - threshold 2 x 18 min (88-103%) - ouch !
wed - base again
thurs - threshold again 2 x 16 min - ouch again !
fri - recovery - 30 mins
sat - base 3 hrs 18
sun - base 3 hrs 18
Will keep an eye on TR future updates, may pay the odd month here or there to get ai ftp or just go do a TT to find out
I recently had “discovered” that when I add events to my Garmin calendar, all of a sudden, Garmin’s suggested workout followed a clearly defined training plan with Base, Build, and Peak/Taper, and Recovery phases beginning about 6 months out from the event. I didn’t follow the plan that it created based on my event, but I’ve been thinking about it for the upcoming year.
I would love to hear from anyone who has tried Garmin suggested workouts (or its event-based training plan) for an extensive period of time. What was the outcome?