After the first day at the track, you will quickly learn that there is a whole new cycling vernacular. Are you running a 94″ gear, do you warm up with an 88”? Those numbers are terms [...]
TrainingPeaks is not compatible with Smart Recording or auto-pause, as TrainingPeaks uses every second of raw data when calculating. For the most accurate data, I recommend using every-second recording and turning off auto pause.
By default, most Garmin devices have Non-Zero Averaging turned on. This setting throws out all the zeroes when figuring Average and Normalized power. TrainingPeaks does not throw zeroes out because time spent coasting is resting, and rest allows you to hold a higher average power when you are pedaling.
I also recommend that you Autosync your Garmin Connect account and your TrainigPeaks account. Checkout the TrainingPeaks FAQ on how to do this.
Yes, you can transfer your workouts directly from TrainingPeaks to Zwift! Just login to zwift.com and make sure your account is linked on the connections page. If they are connected, disconnect and connect them again just to be safe. Next, make sure your workout has been saved via TrainingPeaks Structured Workout Builder. Lastly, login to Zwift, select workouts, and find today’s workout under the TrainingPeaks dropdown. You’ll only see the workout for the current day, and it updates automatically each day.
In order to update your TrainingPeaks account with an activity captured on your Vivosmart HR Activity tracker, there are a few things that must be done first.
First, setup your Vivosmart and a Garmin Connect account. Click here
Second, autosync your Garmin Connect account and your TrainingPeaks account: Click here
Lastly, record a Fitness Activity on your Vivosmart HR Activity Tracker: Click here
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All new files will automatically be sent over after they have been uploaded and processed by Link.
The terms “calibrate” and “zero” are often interchanged, however, these are two very different procedures in the power meter world.
Just a quick primer.
Calibration is normally done at the manufacturer during the building of your power meter. This is where the manufacturer sets the ‘slope’ of the power meter. This will determine the correct wattage output fro your ride.
Zero-offset, or zeroing, is a procedure done by the rider every ride. When you do a zero-offset, the power meter ‘zeros’ out any residual torque that has been built up in the power meter from previous rides, changes in temperature, or other adjustments. What you are doing is wiping the power meter clean. Think of when you are weighing your morning breakfast and your hit tare on the scale to make sure it reads zero before weighing the food. This is what you are doing. Imagine if the scale said 240 grams before you weighted your almonds, now you are down to just two almonds for your snake. Same with the power meter, if the zeroing is not correct, you might upload a file saying that you just completed a sprint at 17,000 watts.
While the steps taken to zero each power meter vary slightly, the general process is the same – and it’s quite simple.
Also, here are two helpful tips to keep in mind:
Before every ride.
TrainingPeaks is compatible with all Suunto devices.
Click here to link your Movescount account with TrainingPeaks
Simply link your accounts one time and all of your workout data will be instantly pushed from Movescount.com to your TrainingPeaks account. While some services use an older API which make requests for data from Suunto every ten minutes, we are using their latest API to upload data instantly when a new workout is recorded. The advantage of this is a more immediate transfer of data.
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