Edge 500 H/R for turbo trainer

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Edge 500 H/R for turbo trainer

Postby BeaconJon » Wed Oct 24, 2012 09:20 am

Is it possible to set up workouts on my Garmin Edge 500 utilising the heart rate monitor as that will give me a more meaningful idea of performance rather than the speed/cadance sensor whilst on my turbo?

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Re: Edge 500 H/R for turbo trainer

Postby danowat » Wed Oct 24, 2012 09:29 am

BeaconJon wrote:Is it possible to set up workouts on my Garmin Edge 500 utilising the heart rate monitor


Yes

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Re: Edge 500 H/R for turbo trainer

Postby BeaconJon » Wed Oct 24, 2012 09:39 am

Ah that's good. Is it done in the Garmin Connect software?

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Re: Edge 500 H/R for turbo trainer

Postby danowat » Wed Oct 24, 2012 09:49 am

You can create them on the Edge 500 itself, or via the training centre software, or connect.

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Re: Edge 500 H/R for turbo trainer

Postby Muffintop » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:14 am

There is a training stationary function on the device itself. You can also alternate the screen so you only have your heartrate and heartrate zones on the screen. I don't have my 500 in front of me otherwise I'd give you a path way.

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Re: Edge 500 H/R for turbo trainer

Postby okgo » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:29 am

Where is the stationary trainer function on the 500 device?
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Re: Edge 500 H/R for turbo trainer

Postby danowat » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:22 pm

okgo wrote:Where is the stationary trainer function on the 500 device?


Turning GPS off is said function..........

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Re: Edge 500 H/R for turbo trainer

Postby BeaconJon » Thu Oct 25, 2012 15:46 pm

Appreciate the info folks. Has anyone got the outlines to workouts they do spanning 30 and 60 minute sessions?

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Re: Edge 500 H/R for turbo trainer

Postby Macdory » Fri Oct 26, 2012 14:16 pm

BeaconJon wrote:Appreciate the info folks. Has anyone got the outlines to workouts they do spanning 30 and 60 minute sessions?


I had a couple, but deleted them all once I started with Sufferfest videos ... try one (far less of a bore than running the turbo against a number)


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Re: Edge 500 H/R for turbo trainer

Postby bobones » Fri Oct 26, 2012 14:20 pm

BeaconJon wrote:Appreciate the info folks. Has anyone got the outlines to workouts they do spanning 30 and 60 minute sessions?

Have a look at The Bikeforums Workout Recipe Book and http://www.turbotraining.co.uk/ for some ideas. Helps if you know your heart rate or power zones and have a cadence sensor.

I tend to make up the workouts on Garmin Connect and transfer them to the device although I have also used the device directly.

Here are a few of mine, based on my own HR and power zones. I'm using virtual power which is based on speed from my Tacx Satori measured at resistance level 5. My zones are shown below

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From what I have been reading, 2 x 20 at "tempo" is a killer workout for the winter months. It's not so hard so you can do it day in day out without overtiring yourself, but it works near the sweet spot and improves your FTP.

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This is the same "tempo" workout this time done using Virtual Power (speed). If you have a power meter then you can use actual power values.

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This one is based on the Tabata protocol. Basically it is full blast in the "on" part so the speed targets don't matter. This is gut wrenching stuff.

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Here's a variation of Russian Steps based on cadence

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Two variations of the ZeCanon workout from Bike Forums:

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Here's 2 FTP test workouts, one for T5 + T20 and one for T8 + T8. Your FTP can be estimated from 95% of T20 and 90% of T8 using average speed as a measurement of power (virtual power). Requires knowledge of your turbo's power "curve". Better still use a power meter!

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One last one from the Bikeforums workout recipe book

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