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I <3 My New Garmin!

by Meghann on December 26, 2008

I’m in love and his name is Garmin! How have I ever lived without him?!?!

I was sooo excited to test out my new Garmin for my run this morning! Before I started though I did jimmy the strap for the HRM a bit tighter and that seemed to help it read my stats. My whole run I kept staring at my watch to see where I was to cool, I don’t think I can run again with out it.

My Garmin shared my Heart Rate, Run Duration, Distance, and Pace throughout the run. My new love is really going to help me step up my running game. I monitored my pace the whole way, making mental notes of when I started to slow down and needed to pick it up. It was interesting to see how I kept a 9:00 min pace for the first 2 miles and then it slipped to 10:00 after that and at one point hit 11:00. Towards the end I managed to bring it back down to a 9:30. I also noticed changes in my pace when I was listening to different songs, I never realized before how faster songs truly do make you run faster. I felt so intuned during my run gathering all of the information.

I can really see how this little baby is going to come in handy when I start speed training for my next 5k. It can help me map out exact miles to reach my fast goals with.

There is still so much I am learning about the little device too. For instance, I‘m still trying to figure out how to get the heart rates stats from my run? Anyone?

Here is the info I did get:

Time: 1:03:57

Distance: 6.31 miles

Avg Pace: 10:01 min/mile

Calories Burned: 627

I would love to figure out where to get the heart rate stats from, simply because I thought it was reading pretty low the whole time, I never saw it go above 140. I need to do more research into that.

Before my run I had half of a Clif Bar to fuel me up

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When I returned my Dad made a big yummy breakfast

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I had 2 Scrambled Eggs with a sprinkle of Cheddar Cheese, Homemade Hashbrowns (I saw him grate the potato himself!), and a piece of WW Toast w/ a bit of butter.

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I also had a Fresh Orange and Grapes.

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Seriously loving all the fresh citrus right outside my parent’s door.

I have also been playing the SnowBoard game on the Wii Fit all morning! So much fun!!!!

We’re going to do a little hiking this morning on the Econlockhatchee River and maybe catch a movie. I’m going to absorb all of the family togetherness time while I can. :)

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