sue, i have entered this as my first half and will be bringing up the rear - one reason for entering was that the rw pacers are at the event and i was hoping that this would keep me steady , and yes i have just got my first cold in 18 months and am feeling guilty for missing training, worrying that i won't be able to run anymore when i can get back to it - and all on top of being so bunged up i can hardly breathe - am i feeling sorry for myself!!!
hi, i have a polar s410 which i am very happy with, never found any problems getting the information of the run onto the computer, the more tricky bit is getting the exercise setting of the computer onto the watch - sometimes requires lots of fiddling with the volume settings on the speakers and can be a pain, luckily don't change them very often now
did about 3.5 miles today but much slower than on treadmill, much more enjoyable too - managed to keep hr down except for very erratic first 5 minutes, don't know what that was all about - ran one of my regular routes - about 10-15 mins slower than when i used to just go as fast as i could all the time, but much more fun, especially with all the fallen leaves, good job it was still dark and no-one could see me kicking them about.
thanks - i must say that since running to my hr and not trying to go faster i have enjoyed running so much more and get home feeling i could go further rather than like i might pass out on the drive, the problem comes when i read articles/books suggesting an easy pace which i couldn't do if i ran at an all out pace - new resolution - MUST NOT COMPARE MYSELF TO OTHERS!!