Hoping to get some veteran advice. I’m 52 and have been dabbling in Running/Riding for quite a while. I’ve never really formally trained to improve, just sort of put a random schedule together and went. As I delve into the area of training, I’m completely overwhelmed by the online options. I’m a die-hard Garmin guy recording my HIIT workouts and Runs on my Fenix 5 and my rides on an Edge 1030.
The goal is to become a better Road cyclist and runner. I have a subscription to Zwift and Strava but I’ve been hearing a lot about Training Peaks and Trainer Road. It seems so many of these services are duplicative. Garmin and Strava seem to provide the same basic information while Training Peaks seems to be a combo of the two on steroids.
My question is: what’s a good combo of services that provides decent plans and analysis without a helluva a lot of duplication (and added expense)? Do I ditch Strava and go with TR for plans? Keep Strava and use Internals for analysis (I just signed up for Internals and I’m completely overwhelmed by all the data)? I’m really just trying to get better and monitor how I’m responding to the training (when to rest, etc). Any insight would be appreciated.