How To Set a Workout On Your Garmin Forerunner Watch

How To Set a Workout On Your Garmin Forerunner Watch

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GPS watches have come a long way from the simplistic functionality of “pace” and “time”; however, I have discovered that many Garmin watch owners have no idea how to utilize all of the features of their watch. In this post, I will guide you through the two ways to set a workout on your Garmin Forerunner 220 or higher.

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Hill Training

Hill Training

A good marathon plan will typically start with 4 weeks of hill training. Within those 4 weeks, the runner will work on three different hill workouts: hill sprints, medium hills, and long hills. I am always scoping out new hills in my long and easy runs, filing them away for the hill module to keep things interesting.

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Strides

Strides

Want to have faster leg speed? Want to run faster overall? Training for a 5k? 10k? half marathon? Marathon? well, then you should be doing some strides.

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You don’t need a GPS watch or a track to do this workout, just use a stretch of road.

Strides are a running workout where you accelerate to your sprint/1 mile race pace and run 60-100 meters and then slow back down again to recover. Typically they are done in sets of 5-10, and they are most beneficial when you fully recover between each one, jogging or even walking for at least a minute.

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