Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ordered a Garmin!

I am so excited - my Garmin Forerunner 305 should be arriving any day now! I have been longing for one of these GPS running watches for about 3 years, and Chad and I decided that now would be a good time to get one. The Forerunner 305 uses GPS to transmit your distance and speed, which includes your average pace and mile splits. I know this will be much more accurate than the Nike+ system, which was based only off of foot-strike.

The other aspect of the Garmin I'm excited about is the heart rate monitor. I've wanted to integrate heart rate training into my running for awhile, so I am excited to have the tools to do it now. Once I get the watch set-up and figured out and take it out for a few test runs, I will post a more thorough review. I hope it arrives today!

I also ordered a RoadID Wrist ID Sport. This is another training tool I've been wanting to order for a while. The RoadID website describes their product as "this awesome piece of gear not only looks good but it could save your life. In the event of an accident, if you can't speak for yourself, your Road ID will. It's not just a piece of gear - it's peace of mind."

I ordered a yellow RoadID, with my name, Chad's cell phone number, my mom & dad's cell phone numbers, my birthdate, and "NKA" for "no known allergies". I pray that medical personnel never have to put my RoadID to use, but I do love having the peace of mind that I will always have identification and emergency contact information on me when swimming, biking and running. And RoadID is based in Northern Kentucky, so it is nice to support a local business!

Another good week in the books for my sprint triathlon training. My next race is in a week and a half and I can't wait!! I am so excited about this race in Louisiana.

Monday 7/12
• Swim: 30:00 min.

Tuesday 7/13
• Run: 32:22 min.

Wednesday 7/14
• Swim: 30:00 min.

Thursday 7/15
• Run: 40:00 min.

Friday 7/16
• Swim: 31:30 min.

Saturday 7/17
• Run: 1 hr. 5 min.
• Swim: 20 min.
• Bike: 1:15:18 (19 miles)

Sunday 7/18
• Bike: 52:57 (14.1 miles)
• Run: 27:00 (3 miles)
• Total brick time: 1:19:30

1 comment:

amberly said...

very cool toy on the way. :) hope it's fun and beneficial.

man - do i miss getting these updates live.

all our love from TX!