Did anyone do this at the weekend?? i saw lots of people taking photos and was wondering whether there was an official photographer as some of the cameras i saw were really quite nice. is there an official gallaery for the race that anyone knows about? wouldn't mind seeing if there are any of me, as i know a few people took some piccies of me on the way round (did leg 2)
one of the major advantages of the garmin is measuring distances for interval training. e.g. i couldn't get to the track but i wanted to do 4x800m with 90secs rest then 3mins rest; 4x400m with 60secs rest then 5mins rest; 4x200m with 45secs rest. you can programme it to time all your distances and rest intervals so once you hit start you don't need to press another button until you've finished your last 200m rep.
impossible to do that without a GPS watch really unless you're at a track. you can't just do long, slow and steady runs all the time, you'll be a long, slow and steady runner otherwise!
how on earth can you eat a bowl of porridge just 1 hour before a run? i generally find if the session is going to be a quick one (e.g. training around 5min/mile pace) then i have to leave it longer for food than on my steady runs which are typically 7:30/mile pace depending on the terrain....but even then if i have a decen breakfast it's got to be at least 2 hours.