I’m confused on the garmin zones and how to set them to work with the training plan. I tried following the guide and setting them based on %LTHR but when I do the workouts the range for zone 2 is very low. I have the training peaks zones set based on my LTHR of 165 in line with the values given in the calculator here.
Alternatively, i tried setting the zones just based on HR in garmin and i can’t get the numbers to match up. any help would be appreciated.
Have you updated your zones from the 80/20 calculator in to Training Peaks? Once that is updated, the zones will update in to your workouts in the training plan. You will be over riding the Garmin zones and using the new 80/20 zones instead.
Here is the link to the page that will show you how to set up your 80/20 zones:
Thanks for this. I have noticed the TP workouts pull their values anyway so during the workout it is great, but why i think it is important to have Garmin setup as best as you can is due to the stats it does (such as load balance). Using the garmin default values, means when I am doing my zone 2 runs, it classify’s them as “high aerobic” whereas I think using your method above, putting 1 and 2 as zone 1 in garmin would make it be low.