I hope everyone is having the awesome day that I am. Last friday, my group at work finally moved out of the basement and into new digs on the first floor of the building. I get to see daylight out my bosses window every day now, and that’s never a bad thing. Plus, Rach had to get up early today so I was first one in the office. Reminds me how much I enjoy getting up early.
So, last night I had a run and swim scheduled, which gave me a chance to try out the integration between Training Peaks and my Garmin 305 as well as the brand new integration with my Finis Swimsense. I don’t always like training, but I do love gadgets. Gadgets plus new technical/statistical things to think about make training pass quickly.
The run was Week 3, Day 1 of my Couch to 5k Training. I’m re-starting week 3 because I never finished it last week because of the trip to Erie. I didn’t go all out because I figured this would be a good recovery run after Wednesday nights hard ride. I felt pretty good, but had an issue with my Garmin that I need to look into. (Link to run in Training Peaks: http://www.trainingpeaks.com/sw/TMXDMVLXEY35QANG7TQRJEJJ7Y)
Following the run I did 1000 yards in the pool: a 400 yd warmup, 8×25 (25 easy, 25 hard), then 4×100. My total time was 32 minutes, which is pretty good considering I did a lot of sprinting in those last 600 yards, and took several minutes of breaks. My swimming is coming around already and I’m really happy with that. (link to swim in Training Peaks: http://www.trainingpeaks.com/sw/R4JVYM26GJFNOQTQ7G3WFATASQ)
I got home and downloaded the workouts to Training Peaks, and it was super easy to get my run and swim not only into the system, but they automatically synced up with the workouts on my plan for that day. The Swimsense one is so automatic, you don’t even have to select which workout you want, it just ports right over whenever you upload a workout from the watch to the Finish website. The Garmin one is slightly more work as you have to select which workouts you want to move, via the Training Peaks device manager, but even that is a piece of cake.