Tonight the Garmin 305 and I were at odds. EVERY time I looked down the Garmin read anywhere from an 8:30-10:30 pace when I was clearly running neary throw up pace (7:30-7:45 ish). Not okay.
Luckily, I can do math and just did a little subtraction to figure out my mile splits...a bit tough when running tempo pace, but doable. Perhaps I should attempt downloading that software update again. It's one thing when the G can't read splits under trees and clouds, but another thing when you're on a wide open trail.
1 mi warm up
2 mi tempo (7:44, 7:30)
2 min rest
2 mi tempo (7:45, 7: 26)
1.6 mi cool down
When I got home, the Garmin read 52:33 of running. I decided I wanted it to read 1 full hour so I set off at a steady clip for one more mile around the neighborhood.
All in all, 7.6 mi down in 1 hr (w/ breaks obviously). It's nice to get that kind of mileage in on a week night w/ friends (and in the sun to boot)! After this morning's complaining, today turned out to be a beautiful day. I even got to enjoy it a bit as I was out and about most of the day for meetings. Tomorrow is supposed to get up to 70! Yowzas, I like those numbers.
In other news, my copy of The Ultimate Runner showed up on the door step today. I'm looking forward to reviewing it for you! This is a book brought to you by the Runner's Lounge gurus with help from a wide range of runners with advice and stories to tell from around the world.