Author Topic: Training with a head unit  (Read 821 times)

quixoticgeek

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Training with a head unit
« on: July 07, 2018, 10:22:24 pm »

I have a Wahoo Elmnt bolt, which apparently has a function for loading in planned workouts. My poking around suggests that this is dependant on yet another website, with yet another subscription model. Is there a way to use my Bolt to help with things like intervals, that doesn't require some 3rd party website ?

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Re: Training with a head unit
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2018, 05:25:17 pm »
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quixoticgeek

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Re: Training with a head unit
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2018, 01:22:46 am »
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Unless I am entirely misunderstanding, that is a tool to analyse the data post ride, not a mechanism to load in say a 30 min interval training session?

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Re: Training with a head unit
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2018, 05:40:23 am »
It has a training module too for intervals on a turbo. If you want to do intervals on the road just a stopwatch is all you need. On Sunday I did 3x5' lactate tolerance intervals, just used a nice loop of roads, hammered it for a 2 mile stretch then rested for the ~20" it took to get back to the start and repeated three times. A heart rate monitor allows you to track your efforts but is not required.

quixoticgeek

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Re: Training with a head unit
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2018, 10:29:35 am »
It has a training module too for intervals on a turbo. If you want to do intervals on the road just a stopwatch is all you need. On Sunday I did 3x5' lactate tolerance intervals, just used a nice loop of roads, hammered it for a 2 mile stretch then rested for the ~20" it took to get back to the start and repeated three times. A heart rate monitor allows you to track your efforts but is not required.

How does one start/stop the stop watch when doing an all out 120% effort for 40 seconds?

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fboab

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Re: Training with a head unit
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2018, 10:55:45 am »
You set the screen on your device to show minutes and seconds only, and thrash it when the display says ##.00 for 40 seconds.

I know dutch roads are straight and flat, but I'd still say the turbo is a better place for short intervals. Once you start doing 2 x 20' roads might be more appropriate.
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Re: Training with a head unit
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2018, 11:06:02 am »
I use an app on my iPhone called IntervalTimer. It allows you to create your own custom seessions either simple: 5 min warmup, 10x1min with 1min rest, 10 minute cool down or more complex: 5 min warmup, 10x1min with 1min rest, 5x2 min with 1 min rest , 10 minute cool down etc..

I use on the turbo with headphones - it has audible alerts and you can set different sounds for start, finish etc. so you could probably hear it from a jersey pocket.

quixoticgeek

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Re: Training with a head unit
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2018, 12:10:49 pm »
I use an app on my iPhone called IntervalTimer. It allows you to create your own custom seessions either simple: 5 min warmup, 10x1min with 1min rest, 10 minute cool down or more complex: 5 min warmup, 10x1min with 1min rest, 5x2 min with 1 min rest , 10 minute cool down etc..

I use on the turbo with headphones - it has audible alerts and you can set different sounds for start, finish etc. so you could probably hear it from a jersey pocket.

Cool, shall give that a go. I have headphones on when cycling most of the time anyway, so hearing it won't be an issue.

Thanks!

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PaulF

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Re: Training with a head unit
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2018, 12:42:39 pm »

Cool, shall give that a go. I have headphones on when cycling most of the time anyway, so hearing it won't be an issue.

Thanks!

J

No problem, let me know if you find an ELMNT based solution. Although I think the app is a better way as the sound alerts on the ELMNT are too quiet!