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Amazing Tech Toy

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Right now I'm waiting for my new Garmin Forerunner10 to charge for me to go for today's scheduled easy run. Also have a strength training session designed by my new running coach to complete today. The tech gadget is amazing! First, here is what it looks like:

I bought the men's style because the text is bigger and easier for me to read while I'm running. They did have a cute pink and a lime green in smaller women's styles, but I think this black one will suit me just fine.

My first run with this Garmin was the 10K on Saturday. After I downloaded a lot of data, I could not find the "splits", times for each one mile segment. But after I downloaded my last eve's group coaching runs, I found them:

Split Hours:Minutes:SecondsTime MilesDistance Minutes per MileAvg Pace
Summary 1:01:13.7 6.25 9:48
1 9:58.3 1.00 9:58
2 9:23.3 1.00 9:23
3 9:49.9 1.00 9:50
4 9:52.1 1.00 9:52
5 9:42.9 1.00 9:43
6 9:58.1 1.00 9:58
7 2:29.1 0.25 9:53

It also gives a map of each run. This is the loop my group ran last eve:

Well, when I saved the map it didn't keep the red line showing our route. Hmmm...

It saves the weather (temp, humidity) on each run and the elevations. The loop had 95 feet of elevation change. I haven't worked much on hills and my May 11th 5K has maximum hills for our fairly flat area, so that is definitely an area I need to work on.

So I'm enjoying playing with this toy, er..., training tool.

As expected, the scale did not stay at my happy weight of 126.0, however, I will keep working on it until it becomes my default weight! Didn't sleep well last eve. Wonder if the evening run had me too keyed up? Anyway, I don't have the kids today so may get a nap.

Have a happy, healthy day, SparkFriends!! Hope you have something new and fun to play with, too.
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