Having been working with Tim Ramsden from Blackcat Cycle Coaching since January, I’ve been a heavy user of the Workouts facility on the Garmin 800. It is excellent – but has a couple of bugbears. Last night – I had a flash of inspiration which has made transferring Tim’s plans into Workouts a cinch.
For those who are Garminless, or who haven’t explored the features it has to offer and just use it as it came out of the box – Workouts allow you to program a step-by-step programme of timed or criteria based segments. If you have a Garmin 800 and haven’t been to Dummies Guide to the Garmin – go now. I’ll wait.
Workouts allows you to program, for example, a 10min warm up, followed by a section to get your heart rate up to 160, followed up by 3 x 300 watt intervals with a 1 min recovery. Start your Garmin running then all you need do is pedal and follow the instructions on the screen. And sweat of course.