Friday, September 6, 2013

New Toy

So I got a new toy and I am in love.

My Garmin Forerunner 10. I got the cheaper of the watches but this does pretty much all that I would want! Its a super good motivator.

Tuesday was my first run with it on, and I loved it. Its super easy to use and I got a good run out of it. Ill ad my actual pace later. My watch is at home!

From what I remember it was 
Mile 1: 10:03
Mile 2: 10:01 
Mile 3: 9:37
Mile 4: (.10 miles): totally forget! 

Wednesday I did some cross training and went for a swim. If I have one complaint about my gym it is the hours the pool is open. They have a class from 7:00-8:00 and then apparently the pool closes for 30 minutes for a cleaning. I did not know this and got in a few minutes before 8:00 when the class was ending and there was one lane open.... 6 minutes into my workout I was told I need to get out... BOO! BUT I waited around and did my 35 minutes of my cross training. Night swimming is amazing... 

I was in the left hand lane and what is nice about it is that half of the pool is covered with ceiling window things so when you night swim you can watch your strokes (with back stroke) and try to correct things you may be doing wrong. Also I finally bought a pair of goggles! Wow that makes a difference, I am no longer swimming all over the place! It was a nice swim even though I had to wait around about 20 minutes to finish! 

Thursday night my knee felt better and it was a GORGEOUS night for a run! See that green arrow with a circle around it.. well that is A+++ for me. I have bad asthma/allergies so when humidity is low i feel so so so much better! Plus I am not hot weather person. I love the summer for the activities and I love the beach, but I am not happen when its 90 degrees out. My body just does not handle it well!  

Anyway so yes! So amazing run! One of the best I have had. Although it was a bummer because I turned off the automatic lap on my watch my mistake... So the watch did not record pace, but I had map my run on so that was good.

My pace broke down to this from run keeper 

Mile 1: 9:29
Mile 2: 9:36
Mile 3: 9:29
Mile 4: (.10) miles: 11:27 (I was running straight up a hill)

Its a few seconds off because I had to stop for cars and stop to turn on and off the app but even with that, one of my best runs to date... I am so excited for this fall weather! 

So much so this morning I had a hot pumpkin spice latte and wore a scarf. Love you Fall. 

Happy weekend! 

1 comment :

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
    Now that I'm a runner I'm considering getting a Garmin. They seem pretty snazzy!