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Garmin Workout Sync Best Practices

Now that you can send workouts to your Garmin, here are some tips on how to get the most out of this feature!  

Create a Custom Screen to Use

For the closest thing to following a TrainerRoad workout, we recommend creating a custom screen with the following Data Fields. Re-order your Garmin screens so that the new custom screen is next to the workout screen so you can easily reference both.

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Elapsed Time

  • Shows the total time you have been riding.
  • Nested under Timer category.

3 Second Power

  • Shows smoothed instantaneous power.
  • Nested under Power category.

Lap Power

  • Shows average power for the current lap/step of a workout.
  • Nested under Power category.

Time to Go

  • Shows how much longer the current step of a workout is.  
  • Nested under Workouts category.

*For older generation Edge devices and all Garmin watches without the Time to Go field, we suggest Lap Time as an alternative.

For more detailed information on how to create a custom screen, go here.

Executing a Workout

Follow these steps when completing a workout.  

1) Load Workout

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2) Switch to your custom workout screen.

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3) Stay in the first warmup interval until you’ve reached your “training terrain”.

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4) Hit lap button to advance to the first interval. Target is displayed on the screen.

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5) The custom workout screen should be your main screen while riding. Swipe back to Garmin Workout screen if you need to reference your target wattage range.

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Workouts with Reps and Sets

For workouts with short intervals grouped together, the workout will automatically advance between rest and work intervals. Between major sets, recover until the timer hits 0 and the road is conducive to executing your intervals.

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Short intervals will auto lap

Workouts with Sets

For workouts with longer intervals, you will need to push the lap button between sets.  Recover until the timer hits 0 and the road is conducive to executing your intervals.

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Long intervals require lap press

 

 

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