...and the beat goes on...
I use pace and average pace - keeps me in check (I like to think)
That Corvette is porn indeed....dribble....
Dannir - I've got a view on my Garmin that has both average and instant pace. I know that the instant can be a bit all over the place but the average can be a bit too slow at times. Happy medium us to use both of them
Thanks for the watch info!! Helpful. One more question.....does anybody use manual lap in marathon?? Just wondered from the point of accuracy, and what you do if you forget or miss a marker?? Or am I just being ignorant again?!?!
Intervals for me this morning, which after yesterdays 17.5 miles were mighty hard work.6 x 4 min with 1 min recoveries. Don't think I did too bad thou.
I'll also be in Edinburgh Monday 13th night for the Military Tattoo- should be different...
HS - Hope you have a nice weekend and the midges aren't too bad.
RR - your feet sound like an olympic venue.
I'm jealous of people being able to show 4 things on one garmin screen..although I could set mine to scrolling over 2 screens so would see 6... I have my training screen set to time, distance and lap pace. My racing screen is HR or time, average pace and lap pace. Dannirr, if you want to keep you pace constant but not have the instant (aka all over the place), set a small lap and have lap pace (as TD and NB say). Your watch will go beeparama with each lap but think that can be turned off too.
Kaz - I don't use the manual laps for races. It's great for interval or speed sessions but takes too much concentration in a race, the markers are often not in exactly the right place and yeah, you can miss them. I can see why you'd want to do it though. My garmin is definitely male and always says races are longer than they are measured as. or maybe I run in a zig-zag...
HS - Have a great weekend. The Aviemore midgies aren't too bad. It those flesh eating Sky ones you need to watch out for.
Kaz - I must admit I just tend to use the race clocks on course more often than not during marathons to keep track of my times. Amsterdam was great for that as they had a clock and timing mat every 5km. I just worked out what time I had to make the next 5km marker to make my target time.
HS, did you do the ' Tron' light thingy in Edinburgh? If so, can we see photos? There are some great ones in the papers, today.
Dannir - have you tried setting up Custom intervals on your Garmin?
Tricky has us doing Pyramids at interval pace, so I've set up the entire session in mine. So, for example, I've got it set to do 400, 600, 800, 1k, 1.2k, 1k, 800, 600, 400 with recovery in between.
If you stray out of the pace zone, the watch tells you off. I find it really useful but it can be a bit frustrating if you encounter a hill during an interval and the damn watch keeps telling you to speed up
Aah, those custom workouts are a joy huh Orbutt? It's easier to program them in Garmin Training Centre than on the watch, then you just upload the workout. There's also a plug-in on Sport Tracks that lets me do the same thing. However, I've gone off Custom Workouts now - prefer to judge stuff myself (longer/ shorter recoveries etc).
Eggy - I ran another 10K this lunchtime after your great effort a week and a bit ago. I managed to knock a whole 5 seconds off to clock a 43:59! I broke the 44min barrier! Mind you, it is 5-6C hotter today and it was quite an effort.
Tricky - agreed. I use Garmin Connect to program them and then upload (learned the hard way). I also set mine to wait for a wait on the lap button before re-starting after recoveries - that way, I can take as long as I want
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