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6/20/14 4:50 P

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Hi! We chatted on SP before, I'm in Toronto too! I've done the Waterfront twice but only the 5K, what a great race!

Thank you for your feedback!

Can you see this? It looks like I was running in Lake Ontario, and over buildings! If you can't see it, I ran from my gym near Union Station then back and forth across Harbourfront a few times. There are a lot of high buildings where I started but not so much at Harbourfront. I'm heartbroken because it was about the best run I ever did, I think! I took a couple short walking breaks and I felt strong! I'm trying to get my endurance and confidence up to do a HM!
connect.garmin.com/activity/524557980

I love that route...it's near work, I go to the gym to change then take my run down by the Lake and back to the gym for weights and a shower...it's fun and easy! But now I'm reluctant because of inaccurate data.

Edited by: MAGNOLIA416 at: 6/20/2014 (16:53)
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6/20/14 4:02 P

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running in urban areas, heavily wooded, cloudy/foggy conditions can all affect satellites. Sorry, there's no way to be 100% accurate with your route/pace. Most of the time I take my Garmin readout as gospel, but I know it's not 100%.

here's an example of when my satellites got REALLY messed up due to tall buildings. Unfortunately it was during a race.

connect.garmin.com/activity/393185600

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6/20/14 2:13 P

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Hi! Last night I went on a great run! I was watching my Garmin and I really felt I was running faster than it was showing. I uploaded the map and the satellites were showing that I was all over the area, but far from my actual route. So being off by several meters for 45 minutes is why my pace and time were way off. I guess the distance was way off too!

Anyway...I've tried Googling for a solution ... one person said to change settings to make sure I have several satellites locked for before I start running. I'll do that next time! I want an accurate record of my progress!


Just venting!

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