Garmin marathon schedules and macs

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11/11/2007 at 17:15

I use my Garmin Forerunner 205 on a Mac and want to download the marathon schedules from the RW website but can't get it to work. Looks like I need a version of Garmin Training Centre (3.1) that I can't download for the mac, but am I right? I've spent ages doing this and it's driving me mad - can anyone help at all?


22/11/2007 at 09:40
I am using a PC and cannot download the schedule either although it worked fine last year. There seem to be problems with the Website.
22/11/2007 at 10:26

 If you go to you should be able to download Mac compatible Training Center software.

 Hope that helps.

23/11/2007 at 08:57
Tried that already - that's how I'm getting my Garmin to work. The .wkt file just doesn't seem to be compatible with the mac version. Are you using a mac Andy and got this working? Henry - you need to upgrade your PC version to 3.1 or above (that much I know!).
23/11/2007 at 15:18
Try again. I just talked to a technician at RW and they fixed some issues with the program.
25/11/2007 at 14:41
Still won't work - found out from Garmin that the file format .wkt used by RW isn't compatible with Macs

Henry, do you have the contact details of that techy at RW so I can get in touch myself?
05/12/2007 at 21:58
Yes, please post solutions to the group. I've been having the same problem. Have up to date version of Traniing Center for Mac. It doesn't like files with a *.wkt extension....have tried renaming file, but to no avail.
06/12/2007 at 14:58
Here is the address of the person who helped me:
07/12/2007 at 11:36

Thanks henry, but that e-mail bounces:

Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

Technical details of permanent failure:
PERM_FAILURE: DNS Error: Domain name not found

07/12/2007 at 14:27
Try to call her: 020 7339 4416 (direct) 020 7339 4400 (switchboard)
07/12/2007 at 16:21
My MacBook and my 305 have never got on since the day they met. This is frustrating because I'd love to use the RW marathon stuff on my Garmin.
09/12/2007 at 00:48


 In the email address I believe it should be spelt Rodale NOT Roadale.

09/12/2007 at 08:51
Thanks I'll try that
09/12/2007 at 12:28
I waited quite a while to buy a 305, as the Mac support software only came on stream earlier this year, and even then only as a beta version. Some Garmin software is fine with the Mac, but several areas have yet to become native across both Mac and PC platforms. This has been an ongoing issue for me, since my Garmin regularly loses tracking at around 17 miles (frustrating on marathons to say the least!) - a fault which I'm told by Garmin support can be rectified by downloading the unit upgrade from their website. Guess what? Yep, the download is available for PC systems only...

I'm guessing that many/most RW staff machines are Mac based (standard platform for much design and journalism...)? Are they finding a way around this issue?

Russ the frustrated MacRunner
09/12/2007 at 20:34
I have downloaded the schedules onto my PC and then onto my Garmin 305.  When I look at the schedules and put them onto my Garmin calendar, the schedules end on March 13 which it tells me is Marathon Day!  I have entered 13/04/2008 correctly before downloading.  Can anyone help a poor old veteran?
10/12/2007 at 14:36

Hi guys

Just to let you know we are looking into this for you - hope to post an update soon.

Thanks for your patience.

Daniel Benson.    pirate
11/12/2007 at 12:03

Hey All,

Unfortunately, as you're finding out, the Garmin Schedules are not compatible with Macs. They weren't last year either, but I've contacted the helpful chaps at Garmin and asked if they can come up with a solution before the 16 weeks start. I can't promise anything but we'll certainly look into this for you and try our best.

I see some of you are also have issues with the dates once you've carried out the download. Can I ask you to supply me with the link to the schedule you're downloading, the version of Training Center you're using and finally any pace or HRM variables you're inputting.

Thanks for your patience and sorry for any frustration caused.

Dan RW

11/12/2007 at 12:09

Thanks a lot Daniel, please keep us posted. One work-round would be to find a technologically-backward friend with a PC, persuade them to let me put Training Centre on their PC, download the workout, and then sync my Garmin to their PC, then sync it with the Mac, and the schedule will be uploaded to the Mac.

11/12/2007 at 13:05

Colin... 13/04/2008 is March 13th? What's the problem?

11/12/2007 at 13:06
Hahaha... how stupid do I feel now?
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