What is the training distribution that Garmin’s training load focus uses to tell you whether your training is balanced?
It seems to me that the amount of high aerobic (plus anaerobic) is pretty high and low aerobic pretty low, compared to the polarised training method. Is it kind of pyramidal, or just high intensity heavy? Garmin Connect tends to tell me I’m doing too much low aerobic or too little high aerobic when I want to build volume in accordance to the polarised method. Even when I’m doing 1-2 high intensity sessions (e.g. 4x8 at or just above ftp). Anyone else having the same?
I like the fact that GC tries to do the math for me and tell me whether load, distribution and recovery are on point. But that gets kind of limited if it’s not in accordance with the approach I want to use. And killer for your motivation if you get negative feedback all the time… Using an advanced platform and analysing myself or getting a personal coach are be a bit too much for me (math-wise and financially respectively), at least at this point in time. I would like to devote my time to training, feeling confident about the platform I use.
Is there a platform that gives decent quality, ready to use guidance and works well with polarised training? I realise it will not be the same as real coaching, but could do the trick for now.
(46yr, moderately trained, looking to step up my game, primarily cycling, mixed with some gym and running)