share your ambitions/goals/training here on a 'newbie ultra' thread........
slaneuk: How??? Does it still show the data while it's charging? Tell me more!!!
It's 11pm, I should be in bed, but just back from a 3hr/20M fitted in which felt about 10x harder than last week when I did the same distance in daytime. First Ultra seems a long way away just now. I just thought I'd share that. Yuk.
NID....you will be fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine. chill.
NID .. ... Yuk - Just thinkof the alternative, death by cr4p TV.
Debra - The way I know of uses a tiny battery pack that takes 2AA batteries - like one of those emergency mobile recharge packs - then you just leave the Garmin attached to the cradle, plug the battery pack in, and away you go. I did UTPD the same way, ran for about 10 hours, had the battery pack in my last drop bag.... the one thing I didn't notice was that when you connect it, it pauses the Garmin....took me about 4 miles to notice! After that just pressed start again and away we went...
Was what I based it on... that exact chargepak isn't available anymore, so I got an alternative, but same idea....
ultrarocker: I've seen that link before - but when I connect up my 310 to the recharger, it goes blank except for showing the "battery charging" symbol, so I presumed it wasn't possible to do the same thing with thr 310 (which made me irritated becaue the only reason I'd got the 310xt rather than the 305 was for the longer battery life, and here someone was showing how I could have paid less and got a longer-lasting gadget). That's why I was interested to see slaneuk say he's adapted his 310.
Of course, the longest race I've got in mind at the moment is the Lakeland 50, and it -should- see me through that, I hope, if fully charged before I start, but I know I'll go for a 100-miler sometime and I want to be prepared!
Have you tried turning it on whilst it is charging Debra? Not sure about the 310 but my 305 used to turn on when charging no problem at all.
There you go!
Ta. I felt I had to share
TV - what's that?? Having said that off to see Skyfall tonight. No spoilers pls!
Ultrarocker/Debra/anyone - are you aware of a similar product forth gramin 405cx that extends battery life ?
WiB: No, I haven't. Got it (untouched, boxed, unwanted Christmas present) from guess-where so I'm not trying anything which might damage it, 'cos I've not got the proof-of-purchase needed for activating the warranty.
carterusm: No, I'm not. What's the charger connection? If it's a mini USB-type connection or similar then the battery pack should work like for the 305. The 310 has two contacts on the back, not a port, so it's a slightly different proprition to the 305 for charging
debra - the 405CX has the two contacts on the back, not a port
Touie - I thought about it but I don't think I could race the 50 properly and run the 100 as well as I would like to so I am going to give the NDW50 a miss.
I think you'd have to prioritise - NDW 50 being like a final looooong run for the 100, so you'd have to do the ~NDW at an appropriate training pace rather than a race?
Lovely post Lirish... Hopefully one day you can pluck up the courage to take that first step.
I happily run without a GPS watch a huge amount of the time. Take a look at any of my race splits and you will see that I don't follow any form of pace guidence! I am more interested in looking at it post race for a 100 miler etc and for tracking training mileage especially longer runs. Hopefully the guy in the pub can understand that. Does he know that it is possible to socialise in environments other than the pub? you meet some right weird people in those places who could be out running ;)
Lirish-you need Garmin Anonymous....i am not an addict , i can survive without it....but need a fix every now and then...i have not succumbed to the 'downloaddataaftereveryrun' obsessive part of the Garmin addiction though-phew.....
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