I had the same problem with my 305. I ran the Berlin marathon and thought I was on target for sub 4, but in the end I was not at the finish when my GPS said 26.2M. I ended up 4:01:21 and 26.66M. Surely this is too much for the deviation from the blue line, so what went wrong? I felt cheated by technology and could have done a sub 4 if I had realised and known the course better. Next time I shall have to take a bigger margin?
The 305 is a great training tool, especially for intervals.
I have just done FLM and used my Garmin305, but in the Isle of Dogs under the tunnel it lost satellite reception and when I appeared from the tunnel I had suddenly done 1.5 miles more and of course my average pace had totally gone to pot, which was very annoying. From then on I had to rely on the mile markers to estimate my pace. At the finish it told me I had done 28.62 miles !! Has anyone else had similar problems? Surely it should just pick up from the last measured point with a straight line?
Mike, Last Sunday I ran the Finchley 20 in 8:57 which felt ok. I am aiming for a FLM pace of 9:00mins/M as I want to do a sub 4. Tomorrow is the Reading Half; should I aim for ~8:30 or take it easier? I posted a message last week with more of my details. Please advise. Thanks.
Hi Mike, I'm 61 years old, have been running for 27 years and done 3 marathons (last year in 4:14). I am training for FLM and have entered the Finchley20 (this Sunday) and the Reading 1/2 the weekend after. Should I run Finchley at marathon pace (9min/mile) so that I get the confidence I can do sub 4 on 22 April or should I use it as a long run and go slower and race the Reading 1/2? I have done Bramley20 in 2:59 a few weeks back and recovered quite quickly. Please advise of pros and cons. Many thanks