Between Thresholds Podcast

BETWEEN THRESHOLDS - Episode 8 | Race and your technique, new Garmin Edge and performance condition in Garmin


Esta página está disponible en español

It's been a couple of weeks since the last published episode - don't hold it against us! When a project involves more than one person it's sometimes difficult to find the perfect time for poder to agree and make the recording...

But well, here we are for another week. In addition to presenting you the new products of these weeks (the new Garmin Edge 1030 Plus and Garmin Edge 130 Plus), we continue to answer your questions. Some of the questions that were left pending in the last episode, plus the new ones that have come in for this one.

Remember that if you want us to answer any questions, either about training or any function of your training device, podéis let us know. through the web form.

What does today's program include? We talk about running techniqueWe will also provide information about its importance and the exercises that we can use to improve our running economy and running style.

Also about the function of Performance Condition in one of the watches of Garmin. It is a function that sometimes generates doubts, not only because of the algorithm itself but also sometimes because of the translations that Garmin has chosen.

We lightly touch the improvement of lactate threshold and the VO2Max increase through small sprints at the end of our training, and we will talk about the training of recovery in Z1 and Z2.

🔥 🤑 Los mejores precios todos los días

In reference to the Performance Condition function of Garmin, here is a table about the different messages that pod can display on the watch at the end of a workout and what they may mean.

Performance condition messages in GarminYou must not forget that to get to that data, which is an algorithm, it comes from other algorithms. Therefore we are adding algorithms (and their errors). The most important thing is your feelings and your training plan.

To arrive at these messages we start from two different metrics.


Exercisewith the watch set to Fitness, the translation is not very informative. It analyzes whether your overall fitness is increasing, maintained or decreasing. It does not refer to the last workout, but combined with the last workouts. This metric looks at the improvement in performance and VO2Max data.

CargoHere we do have a correct translation that gives us all the information we are looking for, it is the volume of the training.

The messages it provides therefore depend on the trend we are having in load and intensity, but they are not always a true reflection of reality, because it has no context. 


Where can you listen to it? Well, on the usual platforms, you can choose your favorite:

Or from here, at the bottom of the page.

Do you have a specific podcast topic you'd like us to cover? Do you have a training or watch question you'd like to discuss? Enter the podcast page and you will find a form from which you can podrás send us a message with whatever you want.

Send us your comments, we appreciate all your criticism to improve and offer you what you are looking for. Leave us your comments on the platform you use to listen to us!and don't forget to send your rating!

If you rate us with 5 stars more 1TP10 people will be able to discover it, because the platforms will put it above in its corresponding section.

Thank you!

Eduardo Mateos

I've been surrounded by electronic devices of all kinds for more than 25 years. Using them, testing them, taking them apart and dissecting them. Long distance triathlete: I swim, run and cycle for a long time. Maybe too much.

Related posts


  1. Congratulations on the podcast!!!!
    You mentioned in the episode some metrics that you use as a data field, 1TP10Could you share what they are? I think you talked about intensity of effort? Normalized power?
    Thank you

    1. Thank you!

      About screen configuration, I have an article about the configuration I use for competitions, it doesn't differ much from my training profile. You can take a look at it here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Los campos obligatorios están marcados con *

Back to top button