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Customizing Metrics in GoldenCheetah

Which Metrics Go Where? 

GoldenCheetah allows you to customize various metrics (aka data fields) to be displayed or hidden. Depending on training objectives and equipment types (power meter, cadence/speed sensors), you may wish to customize the data field visibility.

It is not apparent to many where this data is shown. This quick tutorial, based on V3.3, hopefully bridges the gap.

Preferences  > Metrics

Three different tabs control the visibility of these data fields. Note some versions of Golden Cheetah may need to closed and reopened before changes kick in.

  • Best
  • Summary
  • Intervals

Best

  1. Click on Trends > Summary
  2. Optionally, filter activities by Date Ranges and/or Workout Code
  3. Scroll down to Athlete Bests
  4. The columns correspond to Preferences > Metrics > Best
golden-cheetah-trends-bests
Speeding for sure, but done on rollers!

Summary

  1. Click on Activities > Summary
  2. Optionally, filter activities by a date  and/or Workout Code
  3. Under Metrics, the rows correspond to Preferences > Metrics > Summary

 

golden-cheetah-activities-summary

Intervals

  1. Click on Activities > Summary
  2. Optionally, filter activities by a date  and/or Workout Code
  3. Scroll down to Intervals
  4. The columns and rows correspond to Preferences > Metrics > Intervals
golden-cheetah-activities-summary
Intervals are set using Lap button or added afterward

Takeaways

  • Best (Athlete Bests) controls the chosen metrics over a given period (eg last 12 months)
  • Summary controls the chosen metrics over one session
  • Intervals controls the chosen metrics over intervals within one session

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