Training in “running track”
Normally, when I train on the athletics track I ignore the GPS, I simply use the chrono and guide myself with the distances marked on the track because it is true that although the device is quite reliable, with so many curves, especially in long series, there is a certain dispersion and the average pace is not real.
I have asked in another forum if it was possible to use “SnapToRoute” to mark exactly 400m on “piste 1” but they have told me that it is not possible because the route is needed from beginning to end and continuously going through the same point does not work initial.
Any ideas to do series on track showing the most accurate pace on our Suunto?
I attach an image where you can see the difference between the real time of the 1Km series and the average pace calculated by my Suunto.
How do you do it?
Excuse my English, it’s not very good.
@juradofco I answered in the other forum.
No more ideas by me.
My question did not have many answers and it is something that interests me.
Thanks a lot!
@juradofco I want a track-field mode per line like others have, but using a gps in a track is not really useful.
One thing you can do is adjust the distance later in suunto app to match what you did.
@bulkan Well, I’m not very interested in changing the distance in the App because I already have the real time of the lap that I generated and that’s what counts.
The interesting thing would be to be able to see it in real time.
In any case, I appreciate the idea that you formulate.
How about using a footpod and get distance and/or pace from it?
@andrasveres I have never used a footpod, maybe it would be a good option, I don’t know.
I don’t know if any forum user has ever used it on a running track.
@juradofco I have with my Stryd and SSU. Without calibration distance was only 2 m short per lap. Worked well.
I have stryd as well, pace is always good, however the distance each 400 is not being reliable so I ended up using the track distance to base my efforts like when doing intervals, much much reliable than the distance from stryd/GPS
Just my experience
@herlas I will continue to do as I am now and taking into account the marks on the track and the passing times for each mark.
Like in the old school I keep writing down that data with a pen in my hand, too bad that with such an advanced device I can’t think of how to do it another way.
@juradofco I use manual laps to record intervals and its rest times on the track , that way you have all the details after the fact in watch and Suunto app, pace is spot on when using stryd (without stryd Suunto 9 pace was usually good enough but it’s been a while since I last ran without stryd) after you run some secs on the speed/pace you’ll be lock in, for me it’s about being focused and not taking many looks at the watch while running the interval distance on the track, once on the rest period of the interval , I look at the lab table on the watch and see how I did on these last effort while being ready for the next interval.