Episode 10 of the podcast Between Thresholds is now available. It was actually available yesterday, but there was no time to publish the entry with the episode notes.
This episode has been dedicated, of course, to answering the questions you have sent us. And we have also talked about lactate, something we promised in the previous episode but that we did not have time to include at the time.
The first question I answer is from Paco, regarding the use of Zwift on a treadmill and the possibilities of using a device that is compatible with both Zwift and his watch, a Garmin (without specifying the model).
Well, it all depends on where Zwift is used and what model of Garmin we are talking about. Still, as a review for everyone...
The first thing to determine is where you are going to use it. First determine where you use it. If it is on a computer, tablet, cell phone, etc. Normally it will be directly compatible with Bluetooth, so that would be the ideal option. Depending on the case, it may even be the only option (iPad, Apple TV, etc.). If it is a computer, 1TP10We could use an ANT+ adapter, but it would be an additional expense.
Once we know what connectivity we need for the device where we have installed Zwift we have to see what our watch allows. In the case of Garmin, the latest models do have support for ANT+ and Bluetooth, but the older models only ANT+. Both Polar and Suunto, except for very old models, have support for Bluetooth sensors.
From there you have to look at the possibilities... if you use an iPad and your watch does not support Bluetooth sensors then you have a problem. If your Garmin is old and you use a PC, you will need an ANT+ adapter.
- Footpod of Garmin or Suunto, ANT+ and more difficult to find as they are discontinued.
That would be option A. There is an option B in case you have a FR245, FR945 or Fenix 6which is to use Virtual Run. This is a specific mode that allows you to transmit heart rate and cadence data via Bluetooth.
However, Paco wants to record the data on the Garmin. In this mode only data is transmitted, but the clock does not record anything. But hey, there is the option for others.
Finally we would have option C, which is to attach a sensor to the tape. It would be the NPE RunnThe advantage is that if there are several users at home for the belt, all 1TP10 will use it without having to calibrate anything. The advantage is that if there are several users at home for the treadmill, they will all podran use it without having to calibrate anything. With cadence sensors you have to enter the stride length data or let it calculate automatically, but you don't 1TP10We can pass the sensor from one person to another without any further action on our part.
Segor asked us about data fields in cycling. We said something about it in Episode 9, but I really don't know what I was referring to. Anyway, here is my cycling screen setup, which is what I discuss in the podcast.
This is my usual display for any outing or basic training.
And this is the one I use when I'm doing a series training.
And finally, I leave you the one I have configured for competition profiles, much more focused on power data (which in the end is what worries me most in a race).
José Manuel also has his own, so listen to him on the podcast.
Finally, we solve the "mystery of the faces" in the Garmin training. Both Rodrigo and other listeners have told us about it after the last episode, so we solve it for everyone (you always learn something new, so do we).
These smilies only appear if you have activated an adaptive training plan offered by Garmin Coach.
It is a free training platform that allows you to choose a target distance, to perform in a given time. Once you have selected your goal, Garmin Coach will ask you which days you want to train and you can even choose one to be the day of the long run.
Once the training is created it is not something totally fixed that you have to stick to, Garmin Coach will modify the training plan to suit you.
If one day you have not trained as you should, this will be taken into account in the training sessions of the following days, adapting them to these changes.
They are available for 5K, 10K and half marathon. These are the "smart" ones, then there are the traditional ones that are available for longer distances, but they don't have that adaptive factor.
I had never seen it because my workouts are coach-guided, so even though I know all the details of Garmin Coach I have never used it. Also, what I practice mainly is triathlon, for which there is no adaptive plan.
In short, this system of faces is only present in the adaptive plans and will serve precisely for that purpose, depending on the sensation that we report, so will be our next training sessions.
This is in terms of answering your questions (that 1TP10You can send us through the following form). The part "gorda"Did you know that it is not as bad as it was always believed? And far from not being bad... it turns out to be good. It simply makes an appearance at the most inopportune moment, and that's why until not so long ago it was blamed for all the ills of the runner.
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