Garmin activity profile for a mtb race

Just curious what others are viewing on their computer during a race.

I don’t include heart rate data on my race screens. When I first started racing I used to like up at a crit start line and would see my heart jacked way up from adrenaline, so I eliminated it from my screens and haven’t missed it a bit.

But I haven’t raced since i got power on all my bikes, so do I make a power field to show np, or average power? I’m not sure it’s necessary.

I do like to view distance, and time. This weekends race is 30 miles long, so I like to have an idea of how much farther I have to suffer.

What are some data fields you rely on for racing?

Less is more I believe, just want a few fields with essential data.

This is a great question. I’ve riding and doing mountain events for years. After a lot of trial and error, I use:

Speed, elapsed time, distance (the “basics”)
Average speed (to see if I am on pace for the time result I want)
HR (so I can try to calm down early in the race and add context to how I feel later in the race)
Power (keeping discipline on open sections)

Hope this helps!


Thanks! That’s pretty much what I used this past weekend except no hr or power.