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The battery lasts about ten hours and the satellite lock on was really quick yesterday, maybe 30 seconds from turning it on. Not sure what kind of area is best to live in, mine is average, its not totally rural but its not exactly Manhattan either. The download from watch to computer is simple. The Garmin website is much better than the bundled software. Still learning about the watch but the options are great and the wealth of data it creates is amazing. I studied Friday's good 4 mile run intently but have yet to look at yesterdays disaster
Stripes, sorry to hear you've had a rubbish run and it has dented your confidence. I hope you have a brilliant run with the club to offset it. I'm not running enough for a Garmin but it sounds brilliant.
Silver your run sounds lovely, I'm looking forward to getting to the stage when 5k is gentle!
I got out for a run this afternoon, it was really good. A 2.5km loop through the park and alongside the river. I really enjoyed it so I may have found my groove again. I hope so.
Hi Mal and Silver, well done on your runs.
Just got back from a great gig, saw Steve Earle at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham.
Finally uploaded the run from Sunday and think I may have gone off too fast again, hoping that if I do go tomorrow I will find it easier running with others.
Club run went well. Did about six miles with a couple of stops. Enjoyed running with other people. Spoke to a few of them and will definitely be going back. Glad I have done it and also that I have laid Sunday to rest.
Now got next race this weekend to worry about
Didn't use the Garmin, thought I would look a bit of a plonker first time there but lots of people had them. Will use it next week when I go. I'm getting the money for it as a birthday present so I shouldn't really be using it for 3 weeks until I hit the big four zero
There were lots of people there, between 30-40 I would guess. The stopping and starting was a bit of a shock to the system but I am sure I will get used to it. That is another thing that the Garmin can cope with, apparently you can set it so that it cuts out the time you have stopped without you having to turn it on and off again.
Glad you are enjoying your running again. You have got to try a race now. You will get nagged until you do, especially when Booey gets back
Hi I am back did you miss me
I am mad mad busy at work as expected so its a quick hello and I will have to chat more tomorrow
I had a great time away although the running plan didnt come together, we had a fair bit of rain and it just didn't happen but hey hoo
Hopefully can get away 4.30ish to make running club tonight at 5.15
Not had time to read back yet catch up 2moz *waves*
Hi Booey, nice to have you back. Hope the weekend was good despite the weather.
Silver, it looks like a good race but only you know if you are ready to go that far. Personally I wouldn't but I am always looking on the bleak side. Its not until 13th so you have got 11 days to prepare
Hello Mal by the way from earlier
Hi, thanks Stripes and Silver. Sorry for the short posts. I sometimes feel like I haven't got anything very interesting to say so I say nothing.
Hello Booey too.
Exciting things have been happening for us, we got a beautiful Dalmatian puppy this morning. She's lovely and has been really good so far. Hopefully I'll be able to run with her when she is old enough. For the moment I'm dying to get her vaccinations sorted so I can go for some lovely long walks with her and the kids.
I've had a go at planning a little route for tomorrow so lets hope I didn't miss any glaringly obvious problems and end up wading through streams etc! I'm excited to be running with my lovely twin sister on Friday, she has to slow her pace quite a lot to run with me but we're always more out of breath from laughing than running by the end.
Is that a bit better?!
Hey Mal, I've never got anything interesting to say but I don't let it stop me
Great news about the puppy, my partner and step-daughter keep dropping hints that we should get one but we are all working full time at the moment so it just isn't practical.
Its must be good that you can plan a run with your sister, hope it goes well. Sure that having someone you are close to to run with must be a great help.
I am hoping to do a race with my brother who is 7 years younger than me and very fit but he managed to break his ankle a few weeks ago so its not gonna happen for a good while. Can't believe the lengths he has gone to to avoid me
You two made me laugh!
Stripes, your brother's showing some fairly impressive dedication to avoid running with you. Or is it an evil masterplan to train lots while your brother can't? Just how competitive are you??
I'm lucky that even when I go back to work I work nights so they'll still always be someone here for the dog.
Sorry to hear your wife didn't want you to go Silver, no advice for you but have you explained how much your wife's continued support means to you? Sorry, probably been done to death but I can't see why she wouldn't be supportive of something you're working so hard to achieve.
I hardly ever get to run with my twin because we both have such busy lives but she only lives an hour away so try to every now and again. She's the one who got me into running. I've had cabin fever tonight with a clingy baby wanting to feed lots so can't wait to get out there and run for a bit tomorrow. I'm enjoying it a lot more now I can do a 15 minute stretch at a time, seems more worthwhile somehow.