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I was in a similar circumstance earlier this year. I ended up going with the maintenance plan but extending the length of the endurance runs to keep the distance up. It worked well for me; however, I did not “race” it as the first HM was my A race of the season. I ran it near the top of my zone 2, low zone X.
Hope that helps.
I am not sure you are doing anything wrong. I’ve noticed that my training runs are not automatically syncing with Stryd. When I manually sync via the Stryd app, they come over correctly.
I have not noticed any issues with Garmin Connect; however, I run 100% by power, so I use the Stryd app on my Garmin for my runs.
Given that you have issues with TP syncing with Garmin and Stryd, sounds like it is a TP issue. Might be worth putting in a ticket with its help desk.
Thank you, Yury! Very helpful!
I am going to defend the Stryd race predictions. I find it very accurate for race estimating. As with any algorithm, it is only as good as the data it is being fed. I would recommend only using it on training runs; not when you are refereeing. Just my two cents based on my experience.
Thanks, Leyla! I do not find it cynical at all; great analogy as well – it’s like you knew I work in cloud software. 🙂
There is a way to send ride data, but it involves a few steps. I recommend reviewing this forum as it contains step-by-step instructions:
This is how I get the data from my Peloton rides into Training Peaks / Garmin Connect. It’s not as complicated as it may look, but does require a Strava account and connecting your Peloton account with Strava.
Hope that helps.
I live in NYC and regularly run in the cold. I did my hour foundation run in mid-20 air temps with a nice breeze to make it feel even colder today. I echo what Alan and Layla say – layer up! I generally like to start the run a little cold knowing I’ll warm up as I get going. I will also remove layers as needed and adjust zippers on my quarter zip up and outer jacket layer to regulate my temp during a run.
One thing to pay attention to is that you will generate a lot more heat during the intervals and may need to remove layers, but you might need to quickly add them back on once you drop back into a zone 1 recovery. It also doesn’t hurt to tie an extra layer around your waist so you can put it on immediately after you stop. Wet layers in the cold will generally cause the body to start to shiver quickly. A dry layer will help prevent that until you can change.
Hope that helps!
If my understanding is correct based on the above discussion, if I choose to do a bike ride in zone 2 to replace a foundation run, I need to ride 20% longer to get the same benefit. If that statement is true, how does this reconcile with the cross-training information that states people have the option to “replace any Recovery or Foundation Run with a nonimpact cardio alternative of equal duration and intensity[?]” Shouldn’t the cross-training documentation be updated to say if you choose to bike, you need to do it 20% longer? And similarly, what about other forms of cross-training? Do the times need to be adjusted?
Am I overthinking this and/or interpreting wrong?
You are able to replace any foundation run with swim/bike of equal duration and intensity. Personally I usually replace one foundation run with a bike ride each week.
TP got back to me – the Garmin sync now only sends the next 5 days of workouts to Garmin.
Thanks! I disconnected and reconnected via the web version of TrainingPeaks earlier today, but that has not fixed the issue.
I will wait to see what TrainingPeaks support says.
I am guessing it’s a personal preference. I prefer doing all my speed work on the track or other flat surface.
Thanks, Matt! Have a great Labor Day weekend.
Thanks, Matt! I will start the new zones today.
Another question, I have my B race, a ten miler, Sunday, September 26 (week 12). How would you (or anyone on the forum reading this) suggest I use that to update my zones? The calculator only has a 10k and half marathon option. Should I use a website to covert the 10 mile result to a half marathon time and enter that in your calculator?