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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Trying Out a New Toy! (Get your minds out of the gutter.)

So SlimKatie started the lending program for her spare Garmin and I'm the first of her followers to try it out. I finally put my feet to the pavement this morning. It was probably a little foolish of me to start my run just before 11am, but I had to suck it up and get her done. The temp was 78* but there was quite a billowing breeze out on the track (at least for one half of the lap) so that made it a bit more tolerable.

It took me about 5 minutes to get the Garmin to the screen where you enter your age and weight, but that's all I changed of the programming since I'm fine with the stats that Katie already followed, which was your total time, average pace, distance and calories burned. So, for my first run out on the track in a while, with the Garmin, I warmed up with a walk for one lap in my first mile, followed by a 3 mile run, followed by half a lap walked, 2 laps ran and 1 lap cool down. Here's the breakdown:

           Mile 1- 11:13
           Mile 2- 09:50
           Mile 3- 10:32
           Mile 4- 12:46
           Total Time- 47:15
           Total Distance- 4.25 miles
           Calories Burned- 665

Not my best times. Not my worst. It was off by a tenth of a mile and I think it's because I run the inside lap at the track. I hope to get out Saturday morning before Irene decides to rear her ugly head and try it again. I actually ran without my iPod, too! The 10k I'm doing on 9/17 doesn't allow headphones, so it's 6.2 miles with just my thoughts and my labored breathing to keep me entertained! I'm kinda nervous about that one. Not only is it the first time I'll be running in a 10k, but I'll be sans husband. It's nice to have him around- he kinda pushes my pace since he's an entire foot taller than me. He also gets a wee bit annoying as well, like he should read my mind when we're approaching someone to pass. You go right, I go left!! UGH!!!

Anybody else have a running partner? Would you like MY running partner? LOL!


  1. I'm glad you got it figured out. Isn't it kind of fun to see your numbers when you're all done? I love that!

    As for a running partner, I am definitely a loner--I like to go at my own pace, so I always run alone :)

  2. I'm going to take the kids I babysit for our walk today, so instead of using www.mapmywalk.com I can use the Garmin!