Friday, March 5, 2010

Garmin 305 Forerunner

I have been completely enjoying the 305.  Last night I even cracked open the users manual and figured out how to modify the fields on the display to show just the items I want to see while running, prior to that the heart rate was so small up in the corner it was really tough to read.

I think the thing I like most about having the Garmin is just getting out there and running, not worrying about trying to remember where I'm running so I can map it later (and yes I have to know these things, as I'm a bit of an information junkie).

The Garmin Connect website is great too, I really like the way it displays/overlaps each workouts information...Here is an example of one of my latest neighborhood runs: 

The four items I have it displaying now are: Current Pace, Overall Time, Heart Rate, and Total Distance.

Now that I have the Garmin, I've been paying close attention to my heart rate, and I have taken my run training down a notch, at least for most runs, like easy and long runs, and I'm still kicking it up there for the tempo or speedwork types.