Heads up! Massive Sale on Garmin, Suunto, Polar, Trainers and more! There’s two huge sales going on – first is a major Garmin sale, including $100 off new Forerunner 945 and $150 off the Fenix 5 Plus. Along with the Varia Radar, Garmin Edge 130 & 1030, and plenty more.
Plus there’s the big semi-annual 20% off sale, with virtually all major trainers and power meters included. Wahoo KICKR’s, Tacx NEO’s, Elite Direto’s and Suito’s, Saris H3, Kinetic, R1 4iiii Fliiiight, Stages, and many more. Not to mention the GPS units from Garmin, Polar, COROS, Lezyne, Suunto, Apple and others.
Just for the fun of it back a little while ago I decided to input my Nation’s Tri bike race plan into my Garmin device. It was a super-simple two step plan, so I didn’t have to worry about a potential technological disaster. Plus, given it was an Oly – and my last one of the year and just a ‘fun’ race, at the very worst I’d just ignore the beeping if incorrect and just simply race my race.
Not knowing how to do this I just started fumbling around in Garmin Training Center. Turns out – it doesn’t take much fumbling, and only a couple of seconds. Here’s how ya do it (I did instructions for the 305/405/705).
Open up Garmin Training Center (GTC)
On the top toolbar click on “Workouts” and then right click either Running/Biking/Other, and select “New Workout”
It now opens up a little window. Go ahead and give your workout a name – such as “Track Workout” or “Nations Tri”
From there, you simply click the + or ++ to add steps. Just like instructions. When you add a new step, you then select the drop-down boxes below to change what happens on each step. For example, in the below step I can specify what HR zone I want after I’ve gone 15 miles.
Once you’ve added as many steps as you’d like click “OK” to close the workout (but not GTC). Then simply click on the little “Send to Device” button on the upper toolbar. That’s it!
Now, just start your little device up and navigate to the ‘Workouts’ area, to do so:
Within the 305: Mode > Training > Workouts > Advanced > (then select your workout you just created) > Enter > “Do Workout”
Within the 405: Menu > Training > Workouts > (Scroll Down) Advanced > (then select your workout you just created) > Enter > “Do Workout”
Within the 705: Menu > Training > Workouts > Advanced > (then select your workout you just created) > Enter > “Do Workout”
So there ya go! That’s it! Just a couple of quick steps.
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