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Suggestions needed for uses for my new watch

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Thanks to the wellness program at work, I won a new watch. It is a Timex Ironman Triathlon watch.

I picked it because I am working on improving my running and Getstrongerr suggested Galloway's books and his run method of 3 minutes running, one minute walking.

I was unable to find a free interval timer for my blackberry, so this watch was a great option for me. I get the interval timer set and it works great (although I probably shouldn't have tried using it the first time I also decided on a new route with MAJOR hills).

Some of the other options it has is a timer (which I also have on my blackberry),

The description says: Ultra-durable, sporty, and boasting the precision of easy-to-read digital quartz movement, the Ironman Watch #T5K026 from Timex is the perfect workout companion. A rugged resin case surrounds a digital dial, complete with Indiglo nightlight for easy illumination in low-light conditions, and an adjustable resin strap with tang clasp feels secure and comfortable on your wrist. There's also a 50-lap recall, a 100-hour chronograph with lap or split option, and an interval repetition counter. For extra training help, a countdown timer includes a countdown stop and countdown repeat option, and three programmable and audible alarms with five minute back-up and on/off hourly charm make sure you get where you need to be. Battery powered and water resistant to 330 feet.

I am training for a Tough Mudder. Any other suggestions that I might want to use my watch for?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MRS.CARLY 7/30/2012 8:59PM

    That sounds like an awesome watch! I may need to invest in one!

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CHICCHANTAL 7/30/2012 4:29PM

    Does it make tea?

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SCOTTYDOG76 7/30/2012 12:18PM

    Sounds like high-tech and I can't even handle texting! lol But I'll bet you will realy enjoy using it once you get used to it.

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OBIESMOM2 7/30/2012 7:10AM

    I use a Timex HRM, but not the Ironman. Mine is a less expensive model.

I love the lap counter option because when I'm at the park it makes it very easy to keep track of my laps. I just hit the START button every time I pass my car. That also lets me compare my lap times.

you can set your target heart zones and it will beep to let you know if you are above or below the target.

you can review your workout any time; check your avg, min and max heart rate; calories burned; etc.

I've used other brands, but I always come back to Timex because for me it's the easiest to figure out.

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DRAGONCHILDE 7/30/2012 5:02AM

    Have you seen the new tough mudder training programs they put out a month or two ago? There's some really great ones, and they have different levels... naturally, I'm interested in the "mudderling" one. ;)

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DMF2012 7/30/2012 4:54AM

    Congrats, but sorry, no suggestions - I'm with MerryMary42

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LLROBINETT 7/29/2012 9:35PM

    Congrats! Use it . . . wear it every day, all the time. I got a Mio, which is different (I mainly got it for the heart rate monitor), but I find that I really like the stopwatch function. It helps me stay motivated, to compete with myself. It sounds like yours will help you keep track of how you do on various runs. Enjoy!!

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GETSTRONGRRR 7/29/2012 7:42PM

    Yeah.....I suggest you use it EVERY DAY!

Now get out there and work it!

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MERRYMARY42 7/29/2012 7:36PM

    sounds great, but I am no help, I have trouble with my pedometer emoticon

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CMKARLS 7/29/2012 7:18PM


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