Saturday, January 31, 2009

First Garmin Run!

I was intending to rest today and run for the first time in over a week tomorrow.  However, since tomorrow we're hosting a Super Bowl party and we'll be setting up a lot yesterday, Sherry wanted me to run today instead of tomorrow.

What I didn't realize at first is that there will be at least a 20 degree difference.  My run today was in 30 degree weather, tomorrow is supposed to be 50 degrees (perhaps I'll steal a run in tomorrow too...we'll see how things are going).

Although the weather was on the cold side, I was really looking forward to this run.  It was the first with the Garmin Forerunner 305!

I did my neighborhood lake route - 3.24 miles when I mapped it out previously...Garmin says 3.18 miles.  I guess I'll be running into this pretty often.

The thing I liked best about the Garmin was that it gives your splits as you hit each mile.  I happened to look at the watch at all three splits - 11:07, 11:00 and 10:58.  Pretty consistent.  Average HR was 155 bpm.  Not a bad run for a first time back.

I'm definitely looking forward to more runs with my Garmin!


Kirsten said...

Isn't it such a fun tool! I have had mine for over a year and still have not used the HRM, but I really should. I love my Garmin...named it "Big Red."


Zia said...

Hi Mike,

I know you enjoy reading other running blogs, I thought you might enjoy this one:

This guy was signing books at the expo I went to today. A friend bought the book for me as a bday gift, I'll let you know if I like it. He ran 52 marathons, one per wk, in a single year -- and he's really fast. I read his blog entry for the race I ran last weekend I really liked it so wanted to share.

Talk to you soon.