Swim plan meters vs yards

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  • #18071
    lukas_czech
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    Hi, I just signed up for Level 2 IM 70.3 plan, bike and run power. What kind of confuses me is that my TP setup is in metric system, but whole swim plan is described in yards. Would not this confuse the training watch? Should I take as 1m = 1yd (in this case)? Many thanks!

    #18079
    David Warden
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    Lukas,

    While the 80/20 swim workouts default to measuring the workout in yards, the swim workouts can be performed in meters even if the workout calls for yards, you will just be swimming 10% more than the plan calls for. This does not impact the 80/20 ratios, and an extra 10% swimming will not negatively impact the overall triathlon plan.

    Your device will override the workouts setting for pool length. If you set your device to a 25-meter pool, for example, the workout will be in meters.

    David

    #18668
    machinekoder
    Participant

    @David Unfortunately my Garmin FR945 auto-selects the pool size for the workout and doesn’t let me change it when the training is active. Is there a good way to change the default pool size for all swim workouts with the monthly plan?

    #18670
    Hal9000
    Participant

    @machinekoder I select my pool size at the beginning by going to options in the pool swim activity> select pool swim settings and different pool lengths should be availble for you. During certain months I train in both a 50m and 25yd pool and also use the FR945.

    #18697
    machinekoder
    Participant

    @Hal9000 Do you mean on the watch when the pool swim activity is active? When I select a yard-based workout, the watch tells me “Pool size will be changed to 25 yards to match the workout” and when I try to switch the pool size during a workout it says “Cancel or finish the workout to change the settings”. I can switch it afterward in Garmin Connect, but the odd thing is it does only update the total distance, not the interval distances.

    As a workaround, I’m currently trying to replace the workouts with the meter-based equivalent in TP from the workout library.

    • This reply was modified 8 months, 2 weeks ago by machinekoder.
    #18699
    machinekoder
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    So after a bit clicking around in TP, I found the solution: You need to change the pool size for the planned training session in TP. Per default, it uses the default pool size, which was 25 yards in my case, so even the meter-based workouts were using the 25 yards pool on the Garmin watch. I switched the default pool in TP, and it looks like it works!

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