September 04, 2011

My New Garmin

Trainingfor the fall marathon, and life has been intense.  Got myself a Garmin 405, which was a gift from my beautiful wife and a bunch of my loved ones around me. This has changed my running thought processes.  Now I am intent on a certain pace at an accurate interval of distance.  It's is very helpful to see how fast or slow I am at any given moment during the long run.  It is very high tech, more than what one would generally need as a runner, but I am enjoying the discovery of it!
My training has been fairly good, I had to make some quick decisions while away on vacation to get my mileage ready for the marathon, so I rushed it a tad over the 10% rule. SO far, so good.  My weekly mileage is not great, I only averaged 60 k this last week and less on other weeks.  I just don't have the time lately. If I get up any earlier I will be falling asleep at the wheel on my 1.5 hr commute.  5k is all I can manage some mornings.
I will be running the Kelowna Marathon from BMO.  It is my third time, first time being the half.  Yesterday I had my long run, 33.5 k in 2 hours 50 minutes.  It was brutal.  I had run 10 k the day before, which may have affected my longevity.  WEll that is about it for now.  More to come!