Had exactly the same issue as NickK except using Forerunner 305 (not that I've got that far). I've donwloaded the file three times and each time it asks if I want to put the scheduled dates into the Calendar and each time they don't show?!?
All the defences of MP3s in races seem to be me me me. Let me do what I want. I need this. I'm entitled to do as a I please.
Training can be lonely sometimes I accept that (although it's a strange person who is uncomfortable training with themselves), but a race is a communal event. It's about lots of people doing one thing together. As such a person locked inside their MP3 world is not only denying themselves the opportunity to be lost in the community of runners and to enjoy the voices of supporters and competitors alike, but is also creating a hazard by being completely unaware of the runners and marshals around them. In a race I can hear someone on my shoulder and this either leads me to make way for them or drives me on. When I approach an earphoned, wired for sound dreamer I know that my presence on their shoulder will not be registered until I nudge them and then they will resent me breaking their reverie. If you hate racing so much that you have to do something else whilst running why do you do it at all?
I have to confess I've tried the Lucozade gels and the High 5 gels and I'm not convinced that either boosts my energy anymore than the faithful jelly baby. The gels' advantage is they are easier to ingest, because chweing and running don't go well together, but jelly babies feel like a treat whereas gels are like artificial, oversweet wallpaper paste! After experimenting I think I'm going to stick with jelly babies for my first marathon this Sunday.