Stupid Garmin failed on me again this morning. When I turned it on it said “battery low” which shouldn’t be because after I charged it I only used it for 1 hour. This happened before and it’s irritating me. I won’t bring it away to have a look at it with my half this close. I can do without it on short runs but I depend on it on my long runs, especially to keep my pace. It’s only 1.5 years old and I don’t think I should have battery problems already. Maybe I should recharge it after every run.
Does anyone who has the Garmin Forerunner 305 have had these problems too? And if so, what did you do about it?
You may have noticed I haven’t mentioned weight training on my blog recently. Well that’s because I haven’t started it yet. And I decided yesterday that I won’t start with it till after my half marathon.
At this point I’m getting nervous I will get injured now the race is so close. My fitness base isn’t good and I’m afraid I will overdo it and get injured. So I’ll wait.
I’m thinking about the New Rules of Lifting for Women but both Lori and Amy told me that it’s not such a good idea to start this program and combine it with half marathon training. Right now my best friend K. has the book, she does a lot of weight training, to look at the program and tell me her opinion.
I’ve got another program ready too. Maybe I’ll do stage 1 of the NROLW before my next half training begins to see if I like the program and how hard it is for me. If not I will start with the other program beginning of May.
Anyone else did the NROLW and if so, what are your experiences with it?
As my Garmin died I used the app I downloaded recently on my Blackberry (Endomondo sports tracker) to track my route this morning. It’s not as accurate as the Garmin but I’ll take if I don’t have to use it too often. I couldn’t see my pace unless I got my BB from my pocket which I didn’t do that much and I ran at what felt good for me this morning. Turned out to be the fastest run of this year, I was supposed to run a lot slower according to my program but on the short runs I don’t mind much about my pace.
Weather: dry, windy, 11C (51 degrees)
Distance: 4.8 K / 3 miles
Average time: 6:39 /km
Average speed: 9.0 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Rod Stewart – This old heart of mine.
Tuesday April 5