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    Garmin Connect - Cycling Training Plans?

    Hi All,

    I'm brand new to Garmin Connect and the brand in general. My wife just gave me a Garmin Forerunner 110 watch for cycling. I don't think this model is dedicated to cycling so much as it is running, but thats ok, it picks up a ride well enough and gives me a good heart rate reading.

    My question is in regards to Garmin Connect. I was hoping it could help me out with a cycling training plan. On the front page of "Training Plans" it gives an example of running and shows a drop down menu for cycling plans (1st screenshot). However after clicking on "Browse Training Plans", there are only running options (2nd screenshot). What am I missing - where are the cycling plans?

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    This is a relatively new feature and they rolled out the running plans first. I'd expect to see cycling plans pretty soon.

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    Garmin Connect - Cycling Training Plans?

    I've gone searching for them too. Garmin just rolled out a new calendar, so maybe the elusive cycling training plans are next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZmyDust View Post
    Hi All,

    I'm brand new to Garmin Connect and the brand in general. My wife just gave me a Garmin Forerunner 110 watch for cycling. I don't think this model is dedicated to cycling so much as it is running, but thats ok, it picks up a ride well enough and gives me a good heart rate reading.

    My question is in regards to Garmin Connect. I was hoping it could help me out with a cycling training plan. On the front page of "Training Plans" it gives an example of running and shows a drop down menu for cycling plans (1st screenshot). However after clicking on "Browse Training Plans", there are only running options (2nd screenshot). What am I missing - where are the cycling plans?

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    I don't know if you still experience this problem, but it should show up when you click "explore - training plans". Then you have 3 icons on the left, running, cycling and triathlon. Clicking on cycling gives 1 plan only, century. I wouldn't count on garmin to release more free plans... :\

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    Is Garmin expecting folks to make up and then upload their own plans to share?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikershrink View Post
    Is Garmin expecting folks to make up and then upload their own plans to share?
    If you think about it, a training plan needs a goal. For running, there are a lot of options out there that are pretty standardized...5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, ultra-marathon, etc.

    There aren't a whole lot of standardized cycling goals out there. Training for centuries is probably the closest you're going to find. What else do you expect to find on there?

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    I've tried to build my own plan on garmin connect, copying a very simple free plan I saw online, but it's not practical. I don't think you can even "save" the whole plan, let alone share it. You can create workouts and then schedule them, but it takes forever to do this for a lot of weeks. If something changes (like shifting the starting date of the plan) you have to re-schedule workout by workout. And you can't re-use it. It's not worth it.

    training peaks has a library of mtb training plans suitable to all levels and goals, but it's very expensive... 200$ for a plan you probably will only use once, after you already pay over 100$ for an anual fee for using training peaks... I know you can import garmin center plans to training peaks, but I don't think you can do it the other way arround.

    I still think training plans are the way to go for a beginner, for many reasons.

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