Afternoon. Just a touch windy out there! , mild though.
House purchase went through on Thursday & we completed on Friday! ,it's been a journey getting this far but it's only just begun. House is a repossession & still full of stuff, we've just spent the weekend starting to clear it and still not there but getting closer with each trip to the tip (12 so far). Gas has been capped on the street so that may take a while to sort & no meter . Still we have plenty to get on with. Just packing and moving out of ours will be challenging enough. The new house needs quite a bit of work, it's liveable though. It's Grade 2 listed so we have to get planning permission for everything, so we need to make a big list and do it in one.
Going to be tricky fitting in the runs around everything, but will get some good x training in
parkrun number 49 done, so number 50 this weekend
White Peak marathon (May) entered today to keep me focussed.
Good to see your Garmin has arrived Keith, will be interesting to see what you make of it. What are you using at the moment ?
Cal - You'll find extra speed on the day.
Ian5 - Yep mine recorded 13.2 for Helsby, Endomondo has my half distance time at 1:39:25, but obviously can't claim that, can only use what the results say. It's good when a run feels easy, don't have enough (any!) of them though.
Louey - I just like a few bumps along the way , less excuses on a flat race as well. I do prefer flat for shorter stuff. Hills are fun.
Liking the 235, it's a massive difference coming from the trusty but ageing 305.
I like wearing it all the time, no panicking when I don't remember where I left it! The activity monitoring is interesting, I'll see how that looks over time. It's very quick to pick up satellite reception & the screen displays 4 fields (like I had on the 305) nicely as well. The wireless sync is brilliant, no more fiddling with cables and firing up the laptop, it just does it in the background with my phone.
HR monitoring seems accurate enough for my use & it's good to get those stats back in my logs. The other feature I love is the wrist turn to enable backlight, can quickly see stats without pressing anything / waiting for a street light!.
It will also display txt messages / calendar items / notifications / weather reports etc. from the phone when in range. Very handy.