Thursday, May 24, 2007
So I had a timex HR monitor as did my wife. they did not really work that well so we took both of them back to REI and then they had a sale and we got the new ( now older) Garmin 305. It uses GPS and you can map where you went and shows you real time pace and distance as well as a bunch of other bells and whistles. Th one reason I like it is I tend to wander around when running and never know how far I went. So yesterday I took it out and I know I an 9 miles because that is what the watch said and it updated as I went. I can also download a map of where i went which I will do later. This part would be cool for marking where a ride went. I will do that this Sunday and pit a map on the blog as we plan on doing a long ride Sunday morning. I actually thought the thing was too big but on my wrist it weighs nothing. The cost was $350.....too much. but now it was on sale for $200 so after returning the older timex cost us like $30 additional on top of the returned money. i am curious about use in the pool????? I do not think this is a good idea.
So I ran a solid 9 miles yesterday and then planned on going to the pool at lunch to swim. I got there and changed out of my motorcycle gear and then there I was standing naked relizing that i had forgot my swimsuit. I had everything but the swimsuit...goggles, towel, cap, etc......DAMN!!!! do i changed back into all the moto gear and off I went( speaking of how about this bike rack? I love this site for my other passion).........Oh well. I gues it was a sign that I needed to rest a bit more as we have a KMA session today. its been a few weeks since I met with Kyle who I am sure will put us through our hoops today.....should hurt.
i did plan on doing a duathlon this weekend here in Bend but then found out it was $40.....no thanks, I need to money for gear or for another KMA session. I am also trying to save on the side for a concept 2 rower that cross fit uses a lot. I think it would be a good addition to the routine.