A Garmin running watch is a great investment if you're looking to become a better runner, but it can be a bit overwhelming at first.
This guide is designed to walk you through some of the most important features on your Garmin and help you understand how they can drive your training.
First, it will walk you through the full dashboard on Garmin Connect. This section will identify and explain all of the data that your watch collects and how it can help you.
Second, it will describe in detail some of advanced analytics, like Body Battery and Performance Condition.
Third, it will provide you with an illustrated walk through of how to create your own workouts, how to use them on your watch, and how to analyze the data on Garmin Connect. This is probably the most important thing to do, since this will let you implement and track more complex interval workouts.
Finally, the guide will compare some of the more popular Garmin watches. This list will give you some insight into whether you've bought the right Garmin watch or whether you should consider upgrading in the near future. You'll be more informed next time you go about choosing a running watch.
But as you learn about your watch, don't forget the basics of how to be a better runner - run and recover. No amount of data will replace the important of putting in miles and of resting afterwards.
Your body needs to undergo a training stress, and it needs to have the time and the right conditions to rebuild itself stronger. Once you've satisfied those two conditions, you can use the data from your running watch to understand how your body is adapting and improving over time.
This guide is brought to by Running with Rock. Check out the blog for more reviews and tips about how to choose the best Garmin watch and how to make the most of it.