I wanted to do a bit of analysis on my Garmin Training Effect, so at the start of the year, I started collating my workouts in a spreadsheet.
The spreadsheet works for monthly and yearly totals, but also gives me a really good bit of analysis on how the types of activities I do, and my heart rate affect my Garmin Training Effect.
I now have two months worth of data, and here it is:
It shows me that based on the Garmin Training Effect, my runs seem to help Improve my fitness (3.0 – 5.0). Speed Tempo and Long get a good 4.0, whilst I got just two 5.0’s with last nights Tempo run and a rather challenging long run on the West Highland Way at the end of January.
Based on my Heart Rate Training principles, my runs are Aerobic, Effective and Anaerobic.
Walks, Bodypump and Weights tend to come in at 1.0, Aerobic / Easy Recovery. And Weights, Walks on the WHW, Circuits and Spin come out at 2.0, Maintaining Fitness.
Spinfit and Circuits of 25 x 60 seconds also come out as Garmin Training Effect 3.0, or Improving Fitness. 🙂
All in all it seems a pretty good measure of how the activity I complete affects my heart rate and level of fitness. It’s pretty interesting for me to see two months worth of data here too. 😀