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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.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
_LINDA 3/21/2013 9:16PM

    Wow! Isn't it amazing what gadgets can do these days! It will be interesting to watch your times and splits improve as I am sure they will. Is this new running coach still with the Galloway program or are you trying something different?

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-AMANDA79- 3/20/2013 3:13PM

    So jealous!! Have fun with your new tool! (tool not toy-lol)

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PEGGYANNSCH 3/20/2013 10:34AM


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AQUAGIRL08 3/20/2013 10:33AM

    Sounds like a pretty helpful gadget!

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    Love, Love, Love my Garmin!!!!!!

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KPETSCHE 3/20/2013 1:47AM

    Love your new toy/tech gadget. I have a Garmin Forerunner 110 and I love it - even though mine is big and black!! ENJOY!!

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KLMEIRING 3/19/2013 9:13PM

    Thanks for the show and tell! emoticon

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MSLZZY 3/19/2013 9:03PM

    Enjoy! You'll use it more that I will.

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/19/2013 7:10PM

    The hardest part about the tech toys ... uh, tools... is choosing which ones to put in your toy... uh, tool... box. Looks like you're having fun. Enjoy!

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LINDAKAY228 3/19/2013 5:52PM

    I love new tech toys LOL! Enjoy it! I have an older Garmin I use sometimes and I also love Runkeeper on my smartphone.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 3/19/2013 5:14PM

    Uh oh, she's hooked.
Pretty soon you'll be as bad as the rest of us with all that incomprehensible talk that makes your family turn glassy eyed.

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GABY1948 3/19/2013 3:34PM

    Have a great time with your new toy!

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TRAVELGRRL 3/19/2013 3:10PM

    Very cool! I'm all about the techie toys. I wear a Fitbit and always have an Ipod when I walk or run. (Yes, my husband classifies that as a "techie toy.)

I too want to know -- do you need a chest strap for the watch? Was it hard to learn how to use it?

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MIRAGE727 3/19/2013 2:43PM

    I love my Garmin Forerunner 305!

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COCK-ROBIN 3/19/2013 2:23PM

    wow. I wish I had one of those.

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MNNICE 3/19/2013 1:48PM

    Oh, I just love "techie toys!"

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BOOKAPHILE 3/19/2013 1:13PM

    Enjoy your toy. It's nice to have toys/tools that help us WANT to do what we need to do.

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STRIVERONE 3/19/2013 11:55AM

    I really like my Garmin 310XT. I'd love it if the battery was user replaceable.

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MJREIMERS 3/19/2013 11:55AM

    emoticon I may have to try running, again, on the days I'm on vacation or at horse shows. I may be a bit more "in shape" to run now!

Keep up the emoticon runs. Enjoy your new training technology....aka. toy!!! emoticon

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JOYINKY 3/19/2013 11:55AM

    Have fun!

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MEXGAL1 3/19/2013 11:11AM

    That is just too cool. What will they think of next.
So happy that you have found this and know how to use it.
Enjoy the day!

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KOSMOS11 3/19/2013 10:59AM

    I have a question: does this watch have a chest strap you have to wear? Or you just strap it on your wrist and done?

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FITCOFFEEMOM357 3/19/2013 10:48AM

    You are fast!

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NATPLUMMER 3/19/2013 10:44AM

    Excellent splits!!

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