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my understanding is there is no mapping from stryd zones to 8020 zones. IIRC an 8020 coach told me if you are following 8020, its best to ignore the Stryd zones and just use the 8020 ones via TP and the Stryd Workout App.
Thanks Alan for your thoughts. Using perceived effort to start with sounds like a good approach I will try.
Did you follow a 8020 plan when you restarted? Did you go back to the start of your plan, drop a plan level or do something else (eg maintenance plan). I would prefer to use a plan for motivation.
Hi – having been through some of this pain – my trouble shooting suggestions
Check if the TP -> Stryd is working
1. Try creating a new POWER based structured workout in TP
2. Manually force a sync using the Stryd mobile app as described above by Gerald (having made sure that both export and import is enabled.
3. Check it is in your Stryd calendar
If that does not work – contact Stryd support.
If it does work
Delete and re-apply the 8020 plan in TP. I need to do this some times if I change an activity as the sync does not pick up the change.
1. do you have a POWER based 8020 TP plan. ***HR/Pace plans wont work***. If not the 8020 folk will change it for you.
2. Delete the plan in your TP calendar, manually sync Stryd and verify that future activities have gone from the Stryd calendar
3. Re-apply the ***POWER*** based plan in TP and resync with stryd.
4. Check your Stryd callendar
If that does not work – contact Stryd support.
Good luck – it is worth it when you get it set up.
Been using Stryd for a bit and its great. If you use the Similtaneouse Test here https://www.8020endurance.com/intensity-guidelines-for-8020-running/ then you can get your HR, Pace and Power targets in one test. I only use power for my zones but find it intersting to see how the other metrics are progressing. Eg once my Power stayed the same but my Pace increased and I was disapointed untill someone here pointed out that my form must have improved so I was running more efficiently.
As Gerald says you can set it up automaticaly – its what I do.
A couple of things that trip some people up – you need to downloand and use the Stryd Workout app on your Garmin device – you cant use the native Power fields on your Garmin watch as those only work with Garmin power meters. You also need to disable Stryd automaticaly calculating critical power. See the link Gerald posted.
If you get stuck with the setup then the Stryd chat help people are very good and know what to do.May 24, 2022 at 2:49 pm in reply to: Not really losing any weight on racing weight plan #17198
Hi – I have no expierience of the plan, but a lot of experience of diets! Firstly you have lost weight which is great. If it is a steady 1LB a week give or take then personaly I would be happy with that, especialy if it stays off.
You also mention about your clothes fitting better – are you able to get a fat% measurment (do you know someon with some fancy scales)- I suspect your fat% is decreasing and your muscle increasing. That certanly happened to me when I started running – no weight loss, but lower fat and higher muscle and bone.
Hope that helps and encourages.
Have you forgotten to use the Stryd Workout app for 8020 structured workouts?
Sounds like your configuration has broken somewhere during your break.
1. Check Stryd and TP are still exchanging data (stryd phone app/settings/connected accounts)
2. Re do the set up from scratch as detailed here https://support.stryd.com/hc/en-us/articles/1500005239442-How-do-I-use-80-20-Run-or-Triathlon-Plans-through-TrainingPeaks-with-Stryd-
3. Contact Stryd support – I have found their support to be excellent.
If you want to try a wider toe box, also look at the Books Adrenaline GTS. There should be some GTS 21 pairs around at reduced prices.
Also look up some alternate lacing patterns that might reduce pressure where you are getting the pain eg https://gearjunkie.com/footwear/running-footwear/how-to-lace-running-shoes
I am a fairly novice runner but have arthritis in my toes, bunions and orthotics, so shoes are an interest of mine!
I had blisters when upping my pace – changing my sock make (from a TwinSkin to a Marathon Fresh) sorted that for me.
I also had a massive blister on the ball of my foot last year and tried to run through it – it never healed. I had to rest up for a week or so and then use those special colloid blister plasters with an extra layer of tape to keep them on – did that for quite a few weeks.
I assume you have been to a shoe shop where they vide you running to do the gate analysis.
Hoka come up too narrow for me (even in the wide fitting), but they have a great returns policy (in the UK) where you can use your shoes for a month and then send them back (only if bought direct from Hoka). You can do this for 2 or 4 pairs a year (I forget which – check the web site). So you could try some of theirs fairly risk free.
Last thought – if all else fails – find a podiatrist who specialises in running – your feet or running mechanics may have changed.
Hope that helps.
I also use Stryd. Are you using a Power based 8020 plan? If so the critical Power generated by Stryd cant be used for the 80/20 system. You need to do a time trial as explained here https://www.8020endurance.com/intensity-guidelines-for-8020-running.
Thanks for the responce.
Old Pace 5:15, new 5:21
old HR 162, new 161
old Power(95%) 306 new 297
Thanks for the advice. I did as you suggested and managed to shave 6 mins off my HM time.
I dont have an apple watch, but if you want to switch to Power and use Stryd it looks like that supports structured workouts for runs.
However, you need to invest in a Stryd device and it is only for running. .