I’ve been a runner for most of my life, running track and cross country in both high school and college. Many years ago now, I got my first GPS running watch and I came to love all the data it provides for my runs. Recently, I figured out how to use the “Workouts” feature on my Garmin fēnix watch, and I absolutely love it! I think more people should know about it, so I decided to write this blog.
The Workouts feature is a way to program a running workout on one of Garmin’s GPS running watches. I’m using it on my fēnix 5s, but the feature also exists on most other Garmin running watches including the new fēnix 6 and the Forerunner series. It’s great because this feature helps you set up workouts that might normally need a track (like 400m repeats) – but you don’t need a track. You can go run a track workout on your favorite trail. And there are options besides just distance – you can configure most workouts you could think up pretty easily.
Although it can be hard to find and figure out the Workouts feature, it’s pretty simple once you know where to look and how it works.
When you’re ready to do the workout, start your watch in run mode like normal. Once you’re in run mode, but before you start the time, long-press the menu button on your watch. Select “Training”, then select “My Workouts”. Find the workout you want and hit “Do Workout”. Your watch will run the workout for you, using the distance, time, or lap-button settings you chose when designing the workout in the app. So awesome!
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I hope you found this little tutorial useful, and I hope you like the feature as much as I do!
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