Quick Garmin 405 questionI am addicted to my Garmin 405 - and especially the virtual partner, as I love to just put in my target pace and just keep following mile after mile after mile. I have heard rumours that on the FLM course especially around Docklands you lose the GPS signal which means I will lose the ability to use the virtual partner for the whole race. I can therefore turn off the virtual partner - and just use watch as a stopwatch and use pace bands.....or I can use the pace field as well to keep an eye on, but I find my pace on my garmin can jump from 8.50 a mile to 6.50 a mile in 10/20 metres and thus I have no faith in this method....so questions are:(a) Anyone used a 405 at FLM before and know whether you do indeed lose GPS(b) Anyone use pace function and find it works ok, and does not jump around(c) Anyone got any useful suggestions on what else I could do....
FB - Thanks for the help - problem is if I do that temptation means I will run first half way too fast and then hit the wall and die massively in last 5/6 miles.....
Cougie - Totally agree with your comments, in that of course you have to run to course, and it is hard to feel sorry for anyone that realistically is relying on a GPS device and not checking with the course itself - and thanks for suggestion....may work to have it set up that way and then can check as I go along...
also don't forget to look where you are going! I've nearly fallen over tree roots spending too much time lookin at my damn 305!
Rat - there are 14 mile or half-way markers in the fist half of the race. You have 14 opportunities to avoid going off massively too fast. If you really can't work out the maths as you go along, get or make a pace band to wear round your wrist. The Expo tends to provide these free.
Don't worry about your Garmin losing a signal, if it does it will presume you have kept running at the same you you were running at when it lost it's signal and when if finds one again it will fill in the blanks automatically.
I use my Garmin at all my races, handy for the VP and also when you set a maximum and minimum pace to prevent you going to quick/slow.
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