48 responses

  1. Jim
    December 7, 2010

    What kind of Garmin is that? Is it a watch, GPS all in one? That’s pretty neeto.
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  2. Mimi
    December 7, 2010

    More evidence that you totally rock.

  3. Sarah J
    December 7, 2010

    I’m a first-time commenter here, but I just wanted to say congrats on the amazing marathon! And I love how you’re analyzing your splits – I’m a super nerd and I would totally do the same thing, but with graphs and charts! (Not that I’m calling you a nerd – I just like it!)

  4. Stephanie @ The Cookie Battle
    December 7, 2010

    I never upload my info from my Garmin either. I like that I have the option to, but I just don’t. I’m lazy like that 🙂

  5. Amanda (Eating Up)
    December 7, 2010

    Those stats are so cool! Numbers fascinate me. I really love analyzing things like that.
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  6. michelle
    December 7, 2010

    great stats!
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  7. RunningOnCoffee
    December 7, 2010

    Way to go!! It’s so great to be able to see your performance improve.
    This is why I love my Garmin! I love being able to look at previous runs along a favorite route and see how I’ve improved over the past year. I love all the data Garmin Connect gives! 🙂
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    • RunningOnCoffee
      December 7, 2010

      PS, I cant imagine not uploading for so long! Unless I am running while out of town, I usually come back from my run and plug in the USB stick to get the data that same night!
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  8. Sarah @ Going on Goals
    December 7, 2010

    Thank you for posting your marathon splits. I think I need to invest in a garmin! Seeing you analyze the data makes me wish I could do the same. Good things its the Holidays, I am sure I can find a Garmin I like on sale!
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  9. Carolyn @ Lovin’ Losing
    December 7, 2010

    Oh, man, I’m pretty bad about plugging in my Garming, too. I’m sure it’s been months.
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  10. Margo
    December 7, 2010

    Congrats on the amazing marathon time and awesome splits! So cool to see how all your hard work paid off!

  11. CMae
    December 7, 2010

    I’m glad Maddie is feeling better! My Jack Russell is very cold weather-intolerant; maybe Maddie was just feeling the seasonal blues?
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  12. Lew (ashandlewplus2.com
    December 7, 2010

    So What are you going to do for those toes? Once again I have to say you did great and you are inspiring us all to do better and to try harder which is what we should all be doing in Life. Have a great day.. and remember what is your friend not coke zero 🙂
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    • Meghann
      December 7, 2010

      As soon as they can handle being touched, those toes are getting a pedicure 😉

  13. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    December 7, 2010

    I was out of the loop this weekend because of a ton of other things I had on, but CONGRATULATIONS GIRL!! Well done on that PR – your splits are great!! I think you should go get a foot massage for all your hard work. 😀
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  14. movesnmunchies
    December 7, 2010

    AMAZING stats! seriously, wow!
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  15. Cristina
    December 7, 2010

    Whaaattt?? That just blows my mind that you haven’t plugged it in since January. I have a compulsion do do mine after every single run, haha!
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  16. Katy (The Singing Runner)
    December 7, 2010

    Congratulations again!

    This post is actually really interesting. I’ve spent the last 20 minutes analyzing your splits! Haha! By your splits, it is obvious that your training really helped and you got faster and more consistent with your splits! 🙂
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  17. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday
    December 7, 2010

    Yikes! 30Deg in Florida? That sounds like quite a cold spell.

    I’ve really been inspired by your marathon and I’ve been reading your marathon re-caps. I’m now toying with the idea of doing the Detroit marathon in October but am really nervous to commit.
    It’s supposed to be a really fun marathon because it takes you over the Ambassador bridge and through the Detroit/Windsor tunnel and over to Belle Isle.

    Any tips for a beginner to get over the nerves and commit to doing a marathon? Also, do you have any beginner training tips?
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    • Meghann
      December 7, 2010

      The biggest piece of advice I can give a beginning marathoner is to just have fun with it! Don’t worry about time, don’t worry about setting speed records while training – find a group of friends to train with and just have fun! Leave all the pressure at home. 🙂

      • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday
        December 7, 2010

        Thanks 😀
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  18. Corey @ the runner’s cookie
    December 7, 2010

    I’m excited to get a Garmin for this very reason – to see the numbers! Guessing my pace is always kind of annyoing…I want to know!

  19. Tracy
    December 7, 2010

    Great job!! Question on your stats/Garmin… how do you put mph/speed in your logs??

    • Meghann
      December 7, 2010

      It showed up automatically?

  20. Meg
    December 7, 2010

    Your stats are awesome. After seeing your tweet regarding the $99 garmin, I went ahead and bought it [although I had it shipped to my parent’s house so Santa can leave it under the tree 😉 and that way, I don’t get too distracted during final exams!]. I am so excited to start using it, and I think your lastest marathon has finally encouraged me to start training for my first half! Thanks for the inspiration!!!
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  21. Biz
    December 7, 2010

    Wow, you can really see what a huge improvement you’ve made! Woot! And for the record, my daughter wears flip flops almost year round – today when she left the house it was 11 degrees, but felt like -1 with the wind chill!
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  22. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    December 7, 2010

    How do you get your Garmin to give mile times for every mile? I’ve had mine for a few months and I still haven’t figured it out. That would have been nice to know when I ran a marathon! 🙂

    • RunningOnCoffee
      December 7, 2010

      Which Garmin do you have? For the 405/Garmin Connect, pull up an activity – look for Laps at the lower left of the screen. or for more detail, click on “Laps” at the upper right of the map.
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  23. Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner)
    December 7, 2010

    Hopefully Santa’s getting me a Garmin for Christmas…I hope he reads this! 😛
    Amazing splits! Especially in comparison to the other two! The consistency is really awesome! 🙂
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  24. Christin@purplebirdblog
    December 7, 2010

    Ouch toes!! 🙂 Hope they heal quickly!
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  25. Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    December 7, 2010

    I love this! I’m such a numbers junkie 🙂
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  26. Kelly
    December 7, 2010

    I’m obsessed with uploading my splits! How did you go almost a whole year?!
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  27. Matt
    December 7, 2010

    Nice splits! You are awesome 🙂
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  28. Allie
    December 7, 2010

    Wow, your running has really improved! Garmin is soo cool that it does all of that!
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  29. Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life
    December 7, 2010

    I like how you have data from all your races! So cool. Makes me want to buy a garmin!

  30. Sarah
    December 7, 2010

    I am seriously considering asking for one of the Garmins for Christmas.
    This might be a dumb question, but why are your three marathons over 26.2 miles? For each race, it indicates the last “lap” is 0.38, 0.48, and 0.49 miles.
    Is that common, or just something about the watch I am not understanding?

    • RunningOnCoffee
      December 7, 2010

      26.2 is running all the tangents (shortest route) of the course. any weaving between people or taking the outside of curves, having to move to the opposite side of the course for water stops, etc. adds up especially over that distance.

      my half marathons have been more like 13.2 or 13.35 according to my garmin fr 405.
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      • Sarah
        December 7, 2010

        Wow, then running sub-4 hours is even more impressive! Congrats.
        (And thanks for the explanation…I had no idea it could add up to so much extra!)

  31. Jenna Mock
    December 7, 2010

    I absolutely love pom seeds but I have the hardest time getting them out! They spray everywhere! Ugh so frustrating. haha
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    • Ilana
      December 7, 2010

      If you open it in a bowl of water all the white pith will float to the top and the seeds will sink!
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  32. Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    December 7, 2010

    Those charts really make we want a G Forerunner!!
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  33. Ffion
    December 7, 2010

    I’v been reading your blog for about two years, but I think that this is the first time I’v commented! I’m just starting out on the whole ‘healthy lifestyle’ journey, and the idea of running a marathon completely blows my mind, but I hope that one day I will be up for it! 🙂
    (flip-flops?! In December! I can barely get away with wearing them in August over here in the UK!)

  34. Lacey @ Lake Life
    December 7, 2010

    So jealous that you get to wear flip flops to work! (Except I think even if allowed I would pass on that right now, there’s snow on the ground here).

  35. Ali
    December 7, 2010

    I never plug my garmin in either. It’d definitely be interesting to plug it in now and see what my marathon pace was versus the paces of all of my training runs leading up to the race. I think it would be very revealing and help me figure out where to go from here with different goals I may have. Thanks for the reminder of what the garmin can be used for! 🙂
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  36. Cortney
    December 8, 2010

    Good job! I’ve been rocking the flip flops a lot lately in very cold weather too. My toes do not want to be in running shoes if they aren’t running.

  37. Jim
    December 8, 2010

    Ughh!!! All this cool Garmin talk is going to put me in Walmart looking for one!!

    One question, can I output to excel?

    (ps. my twitter is twitter.com/goingfitness)
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  38. Jenna
    December 10, 2010

    Hey! What kind of garmin doyou have?!

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