Garmin 910xt Reset Step-by-Step Guide

Is your Garmin 910xt frozen? No matter what you try, it's not responding to any buttons? If that's the case, your only option is to reset the watch. Here's three four options for a Garmin 910xt reset: 1. Reboot watch 2. Hard Reset* 3. Master Reset* 4. Buy a Garmin 920xt** *Erases all the data on your watch. **May get...

Garmin Edge Not Calibrating or Hangs on Calibration Screen

The other day, my wife couldn't get her Garmin Edge 500 to calibrate with her Power2Max power meter. It just hung on the "calibration" screen with a bunch of dashes. She tried spinning up the crank to wake up the power meter, re-starting the Edge 500, just about everything she could think of. Finally, we came up with a super-quick...

CycleOps Fluid2 Resistance and Fluid Warm-Up and Temperature

On yesterday's spin, I noticed I had to lower my RPM's to maintain the same power output. Here's a quick email I sent to Saris support: Hey there, I was sort of paying attention (for once) to an endurance spin I was doing on my CycleOps Fluid 2. I kept my power as even as I could but noticed I...

FTP Test, Bleh!

I've owned a PowerTap G3 power meter for well over two months now. You'd think I would have already done my first FTP test, right? Yeah, I've been procrastinating. To be 100% honest, I don't like going all-out. I know, I know, it's all part of training efficiently. One of our coaching friends, Rachel Zambrano (Inferno Endurance Sports), recommended the Sufferfest...

MAF Test 4 Month Results

My 4 month MAF test is done! If you just want the facts, here it is: I increased my pace by an average of 11.34% since the last test! I've collected all the biking and running metrics with my Garmin 910XT, crunched the numbers (thanks to my super-intelligent wife for the help), and this is what I came up with:...

How Music Affects Running Pace

The other day while running, I re-visited an app I tested about a year ago. RockMyRun (iOS and Google Play) has a lot of good, high energy mixes specifically made for running. What I like most is the feature to match the music beat to your current pace. As you can see in the screen capture above, you can match...

MAF Test 90 Day Results

I just finished charting and calculating my 3 month test results using the Maffetone Method. Bottom line: I increased my pace by an average of 1.39% I've been faithfully recording every workout with my Garmin 910XT, collecting a lot of data. It's really good to chart my progress and actually see what's happening (although I know I'm just barely scratching the...

MAF Test 60 Day Results

My 60-day MAF test results are in and I'm pretty excited! For those of you that just want the quick facts, here you go: I increased my speed by an average of 3.68% There's no question in my mind the Maffetone method works (and I have the data to prove it). There's also no question the Maffetone method is boring...

Paleo Diet Weight Loss Day 61

Well, here it is. Two months into my paleo diet journey and I've lost about 20 lbs. I say "about" 20 lbs because, prior to starting, I was around 205-206 lbs. The weight was flying off the first 3-4 weeks but not so much now. I was reading why in The Paleo Diet for Athletes book. In a nutshell, it...

Garmin Edge Power Cadence and Speed Dropouts

I finally found out why I was getting intermittent dropouts while using Zwift. Around 13 minutes into my ride, I snapped a picture using the Zwift mobile (Android) app. A few seconds after, I lost speed, cadence and power metrics. I tested the theory 3 more times on my ride: at 13, 30 and 40 minutes. Each time I would...
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My name is Miguel and I created this blog to help you make better, informed decisions when it comes to anything fitness. If you're just starting out, you'll find a lot of useful information here. Try not to get overwhelmed, just take it one step at a time. Before you know it, you'll be surpassing your goals!