Am I being stupid.
ps- just got an email from Runner's Need.. Forerunner 210 is now £135, and the 610 is now 200.... u might be able to find them even cheaper elsewhere online- i got the best price from start fitness - then runners need store in london matched that price
I must admit i do like the look of the 210!
maybe ill see what the birthday brings in couple weeks, might just go all out like you did and buy the 610 hehe!
does the GPS help you in training? im hoping with the constant pace thing it will pay off when it comes to races etc!
I just realised that those prices are without the Heart rate monitor strap - I'm sure if u look around online you'll be able to get with the HRM strap - maybe Wiggle - if not just look at shopping results in google. Runner's Need tend to overprice everything...
I find having the GPS on my wrist, rather than in my pocket on my phone really helps, as I can just look at it quickly to see if I'm keeping pace constant - you can set up this thing called training partner, and what pace you're planning to go at, and it will alert you when you're going too fast or too slow. Of course you have to run at a pace thats comfortable, but I find I set it up for slow and try to stay slower for the easy runs, and then for the faster ones, i set it up faster, and don't beat myself up if I stay on the fast side. Though I still try to keep it even. I was going for a 9:20 marathon pace for my run on Saturday and ended up at around 8:55, which is fine by me, as I managed even splits throughout the run, but before I had the garmin, I probably would have done the first mile at 7:30 and then burned out for the rest of the run ending with the last mile at 9:00. So in summary, YES, it is definitly helping me in pacing.
DS2 I downloaded the P&D book and read the first chapter... Its convincing me that one day I might have a chance of qualifying for Boston
Im not too bothered with the HRM i just want pace and how many miles completed so going on that i suppose the 110 would be ideal for me!
plus its only around the 100 mark ATM on amazon!
Angela - I saw your post on RRR's thread. I'm a great believer in setting your sights high. I have some very fit hockey playing friends who run 5 hour marathons because they don't realise they can run much faster. I believe your times for shorter distances are pretty good (I'm sure I read that!). You are an ideal age to achieve lots and it's good to be ambitious!
Now that I'm following the P&D schedule a lot of the content falls into place! Enjoy the read!
Thanks DS2 I'm looking over all evidence of past training I actually have, and I think its been really intermitant/too much on treadmill- And also, I don't think I get out and race enough. I had signed up for 6 races last year... 2 were cancelled due to weather (NYC mara and New Forest 10), one I couldn't find in time, and one I was a no show for personal reasons...so in what was meant to be a super sporty year, i only raced 2 half marathons, and a sprint triathlon. Both of the halves I considered training for NYC... grrr, so annoyed it didn't happen!
I'm trying to schedule in a lot more races this year, though some of them of course will be as training runs, rather than raced... hopefully I'll see some significant improvement this year, and make the training more regular. Both the Garmin, and the January Dryathlon (no alcohol) seem to be really helping with this!
What does your typical year of racing look like?
Well I'm looking out the window psyching myself up for my 5 miler, and its only just got dark... who knows, maybe next week I'll be able to do the first mile of this run whilst its still light...
30 mins to go till I'm out there... can't wait...
Im with my local club GFDR! they are a fantastic group of people all mixed abilities etc.
were not very track focused, mainly stick to the road, trails and on the XC's
sounds like you had fun then, i would of hated it, i dont do london it makes me annoyed with the amount of people around just bustling through to get home/work! admiration for running there though!
have to admit last time i went i was fascinated in the tall buildings etc and i took alot of pictures too (i dont get out much!!)
aha, but that's why you run by the river... not that many people around at night, and safe for me (as a girl).... in the summer I'll head to some of the parks. Only real problem is that when I get out of my building (the gherkin), it takes me walking almost to the river before my gps connects with satellites due to the tall buildings, though, thats probably not a bad warm up after sitting at my desk all day long...
its gona be a cold one tonight!! 1 degrees round here
oh well atleast its just the 3
wrap up warm!!! the temptation will be to go too fast to stay warm if you don't!
sorry lardarse i dont get it
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