I have always tried to stay clear from using Strava. The idea of competing with others during training sessions just doesn’t appeal to me. I am in no mood to sprint to any light or stop sign just to be the king of some made up segment.
Also, the idea of maintaining my workouts in another account just didn’t appeal to me.
However, some friends, club members are on it so I decide to join (You can follow me here) Well, actually I have had an account for a long time but never used it. So I decided to start using my account as long as I can update my account automatically.
Just like TrainingPeaks, Strava can sync up with your Garmin Connect account and automatically pull all your workouts. I thought I will go over the process for both Training Peaks and Strava in the post.
How to Sync Garmin Connect and Training Peaks:
Step by step instructions are explained in details in this great post on Training Peaks.
To get you started, just follow the link to the Connect AutoSync page. If you are logged in to your Training Peaks account, it will tell you if your account is synced of not. In this case, my account is synced and I have the option to disconnect. Just follow the instructions on that page and you will have your account synced in no time.
Training Peaks will give you the option to sync older workouts, due to API restrictions, it can only pull 30 days worth of workouts from Garmin Connect. Or start syncing with newly uploaded workouts.
How to Sync Garmin Connect and Strava:
The process is very simple.
- Login to your account and click on Upload Activity on the top right corner.
- Click on Devices
- Under the Garmin logo, click on Get Started
- Click on Connect with Garmin
- Login to your Garmin Connect Account
- And you are done!
Now next time you go for a workout, upload to Garmin Connect and you should see your workout in Strava and TrainingPeaks in couple minutes or less depending on their servers.
How to Disconnect Your Strava or Training Peaks from Auto Syncing with Garmin?
You can easily disconnect any application from auto syncing from your Garmin Connect account.
- Login to your Garmin Connect and click on the little profile icon
- Click on Settings
- Go to account information
Browse to the bottom of the page and you will see all your connected applications. Click on remove next to the application you would like to remove and you are done.