Hi all- I’m on a FasCat training plan that I upload from TrainingPeaks to my Garmin 820. Here’s my problem: when I’m doing a workout with prescribed power zones, my Garmin beeps at me approximately 1000 times during the workout, with “power too high” or “power too low” alerts. I try to avoid stoplights and such, but due to changes in hill gradient and other factors , my power inevitably dips below or goes above the specific zone–even for one second–and Garmin does NOT like that. I know my target power, and think I’m doing a good job of staying generally within the zones… I just want the beeping to stop!
The only solution I’ve found is to turn off all alerts on my Garmin, but then I lose the lap beginning and ending chimes too (which I’d like to keep). Note that even with this “solution” there are still annoying visual alerts that I’m not exactly within my prescribed zone. Is there any workaround? When I’m creating a workout from scratch, I typically leave out the target power for each lap, and just make sure the lap durations are correct (and that I know what power I need to sustain for each lap).
Is there a version of the training plan like that (for the exported workouts at least)? If I switched from my Garmin to a Wahoo bike computer, would that potentially solve the problem? Or do I just have to manually duplicate all the workouts and omit the power targets?