How to get mile splits?
I've got a benchmark race coming up this weekend - not a marathon, just 5 miles - but important to me all the same as it's my first since training after an injury last year. I'm racing against myself, really, if you know the feeling!
I'd like to capture my performance on my Garmin 305 by getting the mile splits. Is this possible?
When I download to Fetcheveryone, it's frustrating to see percentages of time spent at different paces - I don't want this at all.
Sorry if it seems very obvious to others but I acquired the Garmin with no instructions and this data would be great to have for a post-race analysis.
Thanks guys! Seems to be simpler than I thought. Much appreciated!
Oh, one more query - sorry if this seems obvious but I just don't know. When I start to race,having done the above, do I still need to press 'Start?' or do I press Lap instead of Start?
At the start, press Start.
The Garmin will notch up the laps (miles), then you press Stop at the finish.
And when you've done that, press and hold down Reset to save the race to the device's memory. Otherwise it will treat your next run as a continuation.
I use a 405, but I expect the principle is the same.
As each lap is completed a little box as Muttley describes appears.
I set the watch it to show average pace for the current lap and and average pace for the whole run on one screen, and distance and elapsed time on another.
OP - you should be able to download the full manual from the Garmin website.
Interestingly, you can set the auto-lap to give mile splits but still have other data fields set for km, e.g., current lap pace. This could help if you're in euro-land but are using a RW UK training schedule, for example.
Secondly, You can use the auto-lap to do an interval session withoutout having to program a complicated workout. If you want to do say 6 x 1 mile with roughly 200 m jogs in between (mixed units again) then set the auto-lap to miles, press lap as you start the first mile after the warm up, it will then auto-lap after 1 mile to indicate the end of the interval; then you jog for the approx desired distance (200 m) taking into acount what is convenient for you, e.g. cross a road before the next interval; when you want to start the next interval, press lap to finish the jog recovery and it will then auto-lap a new mile for you. So long as the jog recovery is less than a mile then this works nicely because you don't have to follow the recovery jog slavishly like you do with a programmed workout. For this interval session its handy to have fields set up for current lap pace, lap distance.
Thanks, Steve! Both paragraphs very useful and I willl experiment...
I really like the bit about not having to folllow the set recovery jogs slavishly,
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