Saturday, October 30, 2010

20 Mile Long Run with Garmin 305

With 36 days left until the Dallas White Rock Marathon, I was happy to get this 20 mile run logged in the books. Last weekend I put together a terrible attempt at a long run that had me stopping mid-way through and walking home. Not good.

Today was different. I bought the Garmin 305 yesterday to help me accurately calculate the distance. I could have mapped it out before running, but I thought I would have forgotten a turn or two by mile 16 so having GPS along for the run was the right idea.

The run was great. I felt very strong at mile 10 and could have easily kept the pace below 8:00/mile but I new keeping the pace easy was important, and again, the Garmin helped me keep a good steady pace throughout the run.

Next week is an easy week and then I have a 23 miler before tapering for the Dallas White Rock Marathon. I'm looking forward to more training with the Garmin and tracking my performance with the cool online software.

  Sunday run in the rain.