Track was very windy with a smattering of horizontal rain, clearing progressively through the session. A very dramatic sky overhead. 5 x 1200 all 3:51-3:56, a little creaky after Sunday still but pretty comfortable. Hopefully the wind dies down for Maidenhead on Friday.
335 miles (record)
13 spin classes
1 rest day
1 pb (10k, 32:49)
Dan - Now I REALLY want to be off Red start. Is it a Scooby Doo outfit inspired by Samir?
KD - Good training, best of luck holding it together.
My blustery little 6.5M lunchtime run brought up 900 miles for the year and a monthly mileage record (325) with an evening session still to come. 5 x 1200 could be interesting. I might put the metronome away and find someone to shelter behind.
That sounds like an excellent excuse to buy a shiny new toy!
I'd spend some time researching what choices there are out there, given that there is a huge range of functions, size of watches, different sports covered, etc. (not to mention prices, obviously). A good place to start is DC Rainmaker's website which has some geekily comprehensive product reviews.
Also learn how to use the info you have available. Heart rate training can be useful if you know how to do it properly. Starting out, one of the easiest ways of gauging improvements in fitness is to see how your pace is improving for a given level of effort, specifically your everyday easy running pace (variously equated to 75% max HR or maybe 70% "working heart rate" depending on which method you're following...) The beauty of this approach (if done properly) is that it gives you a completely objective measure of effort, so you're not tempted to blast every session trying to run quicker than the last one. I think a lot of the newer gadgets will have different ways of measuring fitness improvement but IMO heart rate training is as good a method as any other.