First Run with Forerunner!
Friday, September 03, 2010
I love it! Its a little intimidating to use at first because there are so many (awesome) features. But once I read through the manual and played around with it, I more or less figured out how to work it. I plugged it into my computer and made an account at www.connect.garmin.com
which allows you to upload workouts (and is a little fancier than the default software). I pre-programmed today's workout, so it automatically told me when to warm-up, run, and cool down. Plus you can set an ideal pace and it lets you know if you're slacking a little (which I did, haha). The heart rate is a little hard to read, since its so small, but I think I can change that- or at least add it to one of the main screens. The only thing that caught me off-guard was that the mileage included the WHOLE run...so when it got to my set mileage for running, I thought it was over- but I still had another .25 to go. Not the end of the world, but it toys with your mind-game a little :)
Anyway, here's a summary of today's workout:
AVG PACE- 16:16 (needs work, I know)
BEST PACE- 12:31
AVG HR- 153bpm (which is EXACTLY my Target Heart Rate!)
MAX HR- 174bpm
There's more info, but its not really important for here- plus there are tons of little maps and things to play with as well as sections to see overall reports and set goals!!