share your ambitions/goals/training here on a 'newbie ultra' thread........
I was going to post a picture of the setup, but it consists of:
One garmin 310 with cradleOne replacement strap (velcro one, costs about a tenner - this is the important bit)one very long usb lead (about a quid)one mini AA battery charger (£3-4)
I run with the garmin till I see battery low. Then connect the battery pack to the long lead. Put the battery pack in my rucksack and wrap the lead around my arm. The key is the cradle fits neatly under the watch in the velcro strap. It doesnt make contact with the skin and it fits neatly. Then every few hours I ask the nice people at the aid stations to swap over the batteries.
The overall weight is minimal and it just keeps on trucking
PS I saw the online websites with talk of rubberbands etc etc. This way you can still use the damn thing as a watch, my addiction to garmins carries on
Which suunto touie?
Cant use suuntos - something about my pace getting smaller and smaller and .....
altimeter? i like these words..i want an altimeter fingy
slaneuk: so, it doesn't turn off when you connect it to the battery pack? That's really, really useful information.
I have small wrists so have to wear it over a wristband anyway, so shouldn't be worried by the cradle.
I suppose I can call NDW50 and SDW50 training runs for the Lakeland 50.
Sounds awesome Touie, I have been looking at the ambit too.
touie2 wrote (see)
The altimeter is great I walk up and down the stairs at work and it shows a little graph of the height change! I'm sure I'll get bored of it one day... Maybe
I WANT ONE TOUIE!!!
Debra - not seen it turn off when I add a pack. The more annoying thing I find is if I put the thing on to charge day to day and someone switches off the plug, the damn thing turns on and merrily proceeds to drain the battery down!
Sooooo ...it aint all its cracked up to be or supadupa after all then Slaneuk?
slaneuk. That's great. Now I just need to find a battery charger pack into which I can plug the USB lead... The little Duracell one someone mentioned earlier http://www.amazon.co.uk/Duracell-PPS1-mini-USB-Connectors-Batteries/dp/B001FC49TK/ref=pd_sim_ce_6 looks good but I'm not sure about the connection - the far end of the cradle for the 310 (the end that plugs into the plug, normally) is a standard USB - anyone know if that Duracell one has a USB connection? Or knows of one that does?
Sympathies about the "drains if plug switched off" problem - and thanks for the warning!
Whats wrong with people wanting to do a triathlon?
Are you saying triathlets are people too?!
I'm just messing about
no you arnt
Whats wrong with triathlons ?
erm.....nuffink? ...if you like that sorta thing-fashion shows of lycra etc
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