Well I eventually got outside. Having programmed my watch I went down to my grassy football pitch. Bad mistake, I was aqua planing. So after a couple of laps I returned back up the hill home, 2.3 miles done. Re programmed my watch and set out down the trail. Lots of steams and surface water, I guess the ground is so dry that the water is just running off the trail.
I made a bit of a mess of my watch I that I had forgotten that I had put in a warmup mile, which I didn't need so my 4 mins run 30 secs walk didn't turn up until a mile had passed by. But now I know what I did wrong it is easy to correct. The other thing I had forgotten how to do was actually stop a training run. But now I know.
The buttons are easy to use. I can see the screen quite well. One can only have 3 rather than 4 readings on the screen. The software on my iPad takes a while to down load. Not sure about the one of the Mac. I haven't tried that one yet, hence I don't yet have the split numbers.
All in all I ran around 6 miles.
It should work out better next time, it was bliss to be without the chest strap.
Good pace for a long run, especially as you mention on reaction by your body
Certainly has been very humid.
We are in the middle of a storm, a very heavy storm, the garden seems to have grown inches in just an hour. I want it to stop now, I am sitting ready to go running with my new watch, but the rain is just too heavy right now. But I am sure it will stop within the next hour.
I received a pack last week from Manchester Metropolitan University/University of Bristol/Medical Research Council. I was approached to take part in a research programme for Master Athletes, I have to wear a type of monitor detector, for a week, which measures physical activity by recording one's movements and how forceful they are. Lots of questionnaires to fill him, I have a dislike of forms! But I am happy to help. However, having just got rid of one belt I am not wearing another one, much wider, around my hips, just for a week.
Stewart was jealous of you being at the Spurs match. Cooler weather must have been pleasant for your weekly longer run!
Yes the watch picks up the pulse in one's wrist by means of a light
Cut and paste from a web site,
The Runner Cardio uses technology licensed from Canadian company Mio to integrate a sensor onto the watch itself. Because strap sensors tend to detect electrical impulses, and this doesn???t work well on the wrist, it instead uses a clever system that measures the colour of your skin.Two green LEDs shine onto your wrist and an optical sensor analyses the reflection. When your heart pumps, the blood changes the colour of the skin slightly, and the watch detects this to calculate your heart rate.
Your floaters sound horrible, a large black mouse indeed! Nasty.
My decision was EASY. I agree one reads al the reviews of the running watches and then decided to keep the devil that one owns. Rather than buy another one,
However, the Tom Tom, as described above measures the HR from the back of the watch on one's wrist. After some 11 years or so of wearing a chest belt HRM I decided that as there is now an alternative I would treat myself. Especially as I didn't pay for my last Garmin, which is 4 years old, which is a long time in today's technology! It was driving me mad after each run because a lot of the info was not correct.
However, I don't now yet about my new watch. I just hope I like it or it will be back to the old devil.
I didn't run today, I did LOADS of gardening instead.
Ok if you land on the outside of your foot after a push off with your toes then that is indeed supination. It is me that misunderstood!
Pronation is an inward roll of the foot. Landing on the outside of the foot and rolling inwards.
Supination is an outward roll of the foot, landing on the inside of the foot and rolling outwardly. Which indeed can cause ankle problems. I think it means that the foot doesn't absorb the impact caused by running. Shin splints etc can be the result. But of course the primary cause can be something going on higher up the body.
When the foot rolls inwards from the landing it is called pronation not supernation!
It's only a word and we knew what you meant Scott!
You are correct pronation is normal it is only when the degree is greater than normal that it can be an idea to have a more supportive shoe. This is all subjective of course.
Scott you say that you are not very flexible at the hips, well neither am I and I think that although this can have a disadvantage to one's running in that running injuries can occur it can be our strength too. It certainly didn't slow me down although maybe I had more risk of injury.
It is not uncommon to have stomach disorders when running in very warm weather. The gut heats up anyway when one runs, which can cause runners trots. So add hot weather to that fact---------!
I hope the new running shoes get rid of your ankle and lower leg problems asap. You have been pretty patient and deserve a break.