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10/24/14 10:14 A

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Yes, most of us carry both of these tools.

Catherine

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10/24/14 8:20 A

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looked into the gymboss miniMax .. in the process of ordering one now ... thanks everyone .. still looking at a garmin for all the functions it does too .. thanks bunches .. this has been very helpful ..

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10/24/14 7:22 A

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One more gymboss advantage. It is easy to change your intervals. I've done this on long runs, particularly in the summer, when it is getting hotter.

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10/24/14 6:53 A

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I use a gymboss, and really like it. However I have to admit it seem on cold days (under 20) it has issues. My Garmin the 305 , an older model, can be used as an interval timer. However if you use that you laps equal your interval. That means if you display average lap speed you get your run speed then your walk speed. What I like to get is my average speed for each mile. Some Garmin models may let you put in timer intervals and define your laps separately, I don't know. I've tried my phone and an app, but it really did drain the battery. So last winter, which was cold left me just guessing at intervals. But the same gymboss is working fine now. If you bought a gymboss now you'd get the new model. It may not have the cold weather issue

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10/23/14 6:06 P

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Most of us use a Gymboss timer. It's total function is to do intervals and costs about $20. It has a loud beep or you can adjust the beep. It also vibrates and it's very flexible. Much less expensive than using a Garmin for an interval timer and it also allows you to use your Garmin to do all the things that require GPS. Some of those Garmin functions are not available during the run if you are using it as an interval timer.

Some people use apps on their smartphone, but that can run the battery down pretty fast unless you're only doing short runs.

Edited by: LIVE2RUN4LIFE at: 10/23/2014 (18:11)
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10/23/14 5:46 P

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The other cool thing I use my Garmin for is interval training. I am sure I have still only scratched the surface on what it is capable, but RWR and interval are biggies for me. Oh, and uploading results to Garmin Connect. Great way to analyze runs...

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thanks, i was looking at the garmin 220 , so i am thinking this helped me decide !!

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10/23/14 5:16 P

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Do you run with a smart phone? I run with my iPhone and use a app that tells me when to run and when to walk. You can use it while listening to your music.

The one I use I'd rTimer lite which was free. They have another version that you pay for... not sure the difference. There are a ton of others out there both free and not.

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10/23/14 5:12 P

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I have a Garmin Forerunner 220 GPS watch and I have mine set up for run / walk notifications (mine is set for 2 minute run / 30 second walk).

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10/23/14 4:28 P

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i am new to the team and this method, i have a question .. is there one of the device/gadgets for fitness trackers that will allow you to set up for the 5 minute run / 1 minute walk, meaning that it will let you set up for alerts that go 5 minute run/1 minute walk / 5 minute run / 1 minute walk / 5 minute run / 5 minute walk ... thanks it is hard to watch your watch constantly to run for 5 minutes and walk for 1 minute constantly for a 60 - 70 minute run (jog for me.. LOL)

Edited by: TOTALYTENACIOUS at: 10/23/2014 (16:29)
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