Training for a Race Event

Your watch can suggest daily workouts to help you train for a running or cycling event, if you have a VO2 max. estimate (About VO2 Max. Estimates).

  1. On your phone or computer, go to your Garmin Connect™ calendar.
  2. Select the day of the event, and add the race event.

    You can search for an event in your area or create your own event.

  3. Add details about the event, and add the course if it's available.
  4. Sync your watch with your Garmin Connect account.
  5. On your watch, scroll to the primary event glance to see a countdown to your primary race event.
  6. From the watch face, press START, and select a running or cycling activity.
    NOTE: If you have completed at least one outdoor run with heart rate data or one ride with heart rate and power data, daily suggested workouts appear on your watch.

Race Calendar and Primary Race

When you add a race event to your Garmin Connect calendar, you can view the event on your watch by adding the primary race glance (Glances). The event date must be in the next 365 days. The watch displays a countdown to the event, your goal time or predicted finish time (running events only), and weather information.
Race event data
NOTE: Historical weather information for the location and date is available right away. Local forecast data appears approximately 14 days before the event.

If you add more than one race event, you are prompted to choose a primary event.

Depending on the available course data for your event, you can view elevation data, the course map, and add a PacePro™ plan (PacePro Training).

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March 2024