To buy a Garmin, to not buy a Garmin?!?

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22/10/2008 at 14:23
ye they never wait
22/10/2008 at 14:39

or stop and road junctions or need a pee....

may-be we should suggest these features on a newer model.....

someone mentioned the longer strap option on there garmin,,,,there meant to be for arm mounting rather than wrist mounting the toy...

23/10/2008 at 13:34

I have a Garmin Forerunner 50 with HRM and foot-pod ... it's great. I started off just using mapmyrun and the kitchen clock but  I couldn't be without the gadget now.

Edited: 23/10/2008 at 13:36
23/10/2008 at 13:52

ye there pretty smart.

23/10/2008 at 14:09

i started off using the kitchen calendar not the clock

even now my son has never said "wow daddy your back quickly"

and often says "why are you so slow, i can run faster than you?"

oh well thats a 5 year old for you

23/10/2008 at 14:21
PAUL - G1PDC wrote (see)

i started off using the kitchen calendar not the clock

even now my son has never said "wow daddy your back quickly"

and often says "why are you so slow, i can run faster than you?"

oh well thats a 5 year old for you


LOL about the calendar.  It's really demoralising (well, a little bit) to come back and nobody be bothered about how well you've done, just that you can't be fit as you are out of breath/sweating - little do they know you have run 5 miles and ran as facst as possible over the 800m home; but I know, so that does for me.

My 5 year old keeps wanting to come with me and starts putting his trainers on sometimes (then cries when i say he can't), though we have been doing a little training in the local park, and after 100m he complains his legs are tired.

23/10/2008 at 14:23

My two older kids (13 and 9 at the time) beat me over 2 miles back in the summer  ... glad to say that after a few months of hard work they can no longer get close ... though it's only a matter of time until they'll be bigger, stronger and fitter and I'll be approaching old wreck status. Better make the most of it!

23/10/2008 at 14:39

ha ha pjaz....same story here, we once needed to pop up to the village shop for some carrots and my 5 year old said he would run with me rather than take his bike....100m later (like you said) he stopped running and walked the rest of the way......

he then told the boss/wife/mum etc that he stopped running to wait for me.......as i was so slow......

last weekend we went to the coventry half marathon (up north!!),,,,and he had great delight when we got home showing me some pictures on his camera and a video (santa bought him a cheap camera last year)

the video "oh i took a video daddy,,,," oh thats great am where am i?

"oh theses are all the people in front of you...."

my wife was wetting herself laughing,,,,and even i had to laugh.....

oh well a 1:37 pb wasn't good enough.....opps a bit off thread,,,,i was using my garmin 101 at the time...

23/10/2008 at 14:43

dr dan...

we've got a chap at the running club who is err in the v50 class and he still beats most "youngsters" ...and hes got a marathon place next year....good for age.....

so you never know, the kids may never catch up with you...

and at 13 (your oldest one) you've only got 4 years before the.......driving lessons start.......then you'll have a beat up old saxo beeping you when you go running......and the chants out of the window.....ha ha....

23/10/2008 at 14:59

Dr Dan - know the feeling, my 9 year old is (and has been for some time) faster than I could even imagine being; though its sprinting he's into rather than distance.

 Oops, sorry to wander off topic again, I am thinking of buying a Garmin 305 (there, that's better).

23/10/2008 at 15:35
Forget the garmin im telling you the kitchen clock or a wrist mounted clock is the way foward, spend the money on gadgets like...........
23/10/2008 at 15:38
PAUL - G1PDC wrote (see)

and at 13 (your oldest one) you've only got 4 years before the.......driving lessons start.......then you'll have a beat up old saxo beeping you when you go running......and the chants out of the window.....ha ha....

Oh I so look forward to that ...

 oops, it's because of my Garmin FR 50 that i can beat my kids again (there, that's better).

24/10/2008 at 14:13

i think you're either a gadget person or you're not, there's no real right or wrong.

 I've been running for 6 years, this past year i've really taken a leap forward in performance which i put down entirely to the garmin. It really motivates me both while running and comparing stats afterwards, the best money i've ever spent on running gear by far.

24/10/2008 at 14:58

My boyfriend just got me a Garnmin 205 and I can't wait to try it out.  Not done much training this year thanks to injuries and I'm a bit scared it's going to tell me how crap i've become!

24/10/2008 at 14:59
Brain and hands not coordinated - I meant Garmin of course!
24/10/2008 at 15:17

hi pjb. oh the tempation say "hi princess..."

why did you say..."how crap i've become"....what a load of err you said it....

if you've gone out and done a run, thats great,,,forget you 6min miles ha ha from earlier in the year, this is about you and your new toy in Oct....

i've just started running to work....and got told the other day to "buy a f====g car" oh well thats what some people think when i bomb past the cars whilst there stuck in traffic jams.....

the watch will help you get out, and run more,,,did the trick with me, always trying to run further or faster or sometimes even both.....

hey and what a great gift from the other half.....i got an electric drill before i got married!!!!

so i bought her a toaster for valentines...that evened up the score....(she still married me)

Edited: 24/10/2008 at 15:19
24/10/2008 at 15:39

Hi Paul

I've been running on and off for most of the year, after a really good first year last year.  But just when I start getting close to where I was before, i end up having a couple of weeks off running again.  Either i'm injured, on holiday or my running partner is on holiday.  Now there's no excuses!  The boyfriend wants to do some running, so I'm going to take him and my new toy for a gentle 3 miles tomorrow.  November will just be short runs as I'm away most of the month, but if i can get in 2 good months of training in Dec and Jan, i'll run Wokingham half mara at the beginning of Feb.  Unfortunately I can't run to work as it's 26 miles each way!  Hopefully 2009 will be better than 2008 and I won't have to keep missing races thanks to injuries.  Fingers crossed!

 So what are you two going to buy each other for Christmas?!

PJB 

24/10/2008 at 15:55

been married 10 years now, and have a 5 and 2 year old, so we tend to spent the pennies on the boys and get each other practical stuff ,,,rather that romantic stuff...ie teddy bears.... ha ha

bought a some more running stuff the other week from aldi, so will get some of that...

x-mas for us now is about the kids..and watching there faces when santas been...its a day i treasure...

oh dear i sound really old hu ha ha ha...

(the boss,,,,still mentions the toaster....after 12 years!!!! shes seems to forget i also took her out to dinner.....and no it wasn't macky dees....)

wokingham....hmmm i did some "working holidays" for the BTCV at California park in about 1987...got lost round the one way system ha ha....


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