How To Train More Efficiently Using GPS

Published on December 9th 2015


You don't necessarily need heart rate monitors or power meters to train smarter. Click here to subscribe to GCN: If you own a Garmin Edge or another GPS-enabled cycling computer, you have a wide variety of tools at your disposal if you're serious about improving your fitness. While measurements like time and speed are affected by a number of variables, you can make them much more reliable by repeating a certain climb or a particular circuit. You can measure your progress simply by recording the time it takes to repeat each section. Whether it's a pre-programmed lap you create yourself or a segment like you find on Strava, there are a lot of options. The advantage of GPS is the ability to upload your files to online training diary software like Garmin Connect or TrainingPeaks. Over time you can build up a substantial amount of data from which you can measure your progress, and adapt future training accordingly. Music: Internationally Trained Bunnies - Bunnies En Route: Buy GCN winter kit, casual wear and accessories in the GCN Shop: Buy GCN Santini kit - USA: Rest of World: Photos: © Bettiniphoto / & ©Tim De Waele /