am - 8 miles. sunnyside up. clear and cold. i saw two other runners out this morning, which is two more than i usually see.
pm - 4 miles. short dilworth loop. (just for you, scott w.)
Brooks Launch Purple Pineapple Miles: 4.00
Red Slime Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 5.50
Nap Time: 0.50
Total Sleep Time: 6.00
From JulieC on Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 17:01:43 from 220.127.116.11
my excitement for 20 day soon wore off. I was too excited for yours!!! And today another high mileage day!! Good job. Are you feeling great after your twenty?
From Jason McK on Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 17:07:04 from 18.104.22.168
42 in three days! And you already have a PM run in?
From Jason McK on Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 17:13:52 from 22.214.171.124
allie - a couple of quick questions... I have a sneakin' suspicion that I'll be getting a garmin 405 for b-day/Christmas (since my wife had me order it). Does the touch bezel work well with gloves? Do you race yourself (I think you can with that model)? Does the gps do anything besides log miles and altitudes (I'm assuming I can still get lost on the mountains and it won't help me find my way out)? Any advice on using it to improve? Do you use a Mac or PC? If Mac, does their software work well, or should I use my PC at work?
From Calvin on Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 17:23:07 from 126.96.36.199
You should be able to utilize full blown GPS capability and find your way out of the mountains. (as long as you've entered waypoints previously)
From Chad Robinson on Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 17:51:23 from 188.8.131.52
I have a 405 as well. The touch bezel does work with the gloves that I wear, but alot of times I just lock it and check out my stats after I finish the run. I run a PC and it links quite well with it (wireless). I haven't raced myself but I do use the virtual partner as a reference. I do set the lap function at a mile so it beeps and diplays each mile split. Elevation is kind of scetchy but it gives you a gerneral sense. You can export your paths to Google Earth as well (which is kind of nice).
From allie on Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 17:57:05 from 184.108.40.206
julie - yes, i am feeling good today. no lingering twinges, so i'm grateful for that. the best part about today is that there is no wind.
jason - i am definitely not the best person to ask about this, but i will answer what i can. to be completely honest, garmins are too complicated for me. i track distance and time, but that is about it. i received the 405 as a gift last christmas, which i was very happy to get but would have never purchased one for myself (not because it is a bad product, but because i don't take full advantage of the features). there are features on it that i have never used (HR, virtual partner, etc). about the touch bezel, it doesn't work too well with gloves, but i guess that depends on your sensitivity setting. i keep mine on low sensitivity and even then a brush on my sleeve or a windy/rainy day can be enough to change screens on me mid-run. i like to see my average pace per mile, but i sometimes find myself speeding up for no other reason than to lower the pace readout on the watch -- i only wear it 2-3 times/week to avoid getting sucked into that too much. i have a PC and i do use the garmin connect software, which i love. overall i have been happy with it (other than the minor freak out it had earlier this month). like i said, i am not very knowledgeable about the product -- you'll probably get a lot more insights and +/- reviews by posting on the discussion forum.
From allie on Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 18:13:18 from 220.127.116.11
From Scott Wesemann on Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 18:13:54 from 18.104.22.168
I feel honored you ran the Dilweed for me. :) Nice miles today and for the week.
From Burt on Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 19:19:45 from 22.214.171.124
I was just wondering how it is that you don't get stopped on the street all the time with people asking for your autograph. I guess cuz no one sees you.
From Carina on Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 20:14:40 from 126.96.36.199
Amazing miles the day after a 20! Way to go!!
From Dan on Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 20:18:04 from 188.8.131.52
Allie, great run- you make me want to get back out and run some more. It's just that there is this plate of food right here and well...
From auntieem on Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 13:35:38 from 184.108.40.206
HaHa, funny about your dislike of Garmin. My Garmin and I have a rather twisted relationship as well. I've been using the heart rate monitor lately (coaches idea, not mine), and find it rather annoying, just one more thing to look at when I'd rather just run.
From RAD on Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 14:29:13 from 220.127.116.11
Funny, but I only use my Garmin for the same thing. It's too complicated for anything else. I just like to know how far and fast I've gone...but only after the fact. I don't look at it much, if at all, during a run.
Nice miles after a long run Tuesday. You are hitting the training smart, keep it up!
From Lily on Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 15:19:28 from 18.104.22.168
I still want to run the sunnyside up with you.
I am with you on how you like to use your garmin. I pretty much do the same thing as you. I don't use all my features ( I have the forerunner 310 XT). I got mine for Christmas last year and like you, would never have bought one but it was a gift and all...... :)
From Scott Wesemann on Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 16:21:53 from 22.214.171.124
FYI for anyone interested in getting the 310XT I see REI is running a sale starting the 19th for $100.00 off, so $300.00 total. You might be able to find it that low online, but you won't beat REI's customer support. You could have that thing 5 years and take it back if it stops working. They are that good.
From josse on Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 18:29:02 from 126.96.36.199
When ever I go up to PCMC and drive past sunnyside ave. I always think of you. Is that the road you are talking about? It's a killer hill.
From Bec on Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 21:04:36 from 188.8.131.52
I SAW YOU!!!! I think you were at Sunnyside and Foothill. Were you wearing a blue Saucony jacket? If so, you looked cold.
From KP on Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 21:24:15 from 184.108.40.206
i'm like you, RAD. i don't allow myself to look at it during a run. it drives me crazy when i run with people that constantly look at theirs; even worse is when i am with someone that doesn't own one and asks what the readout is all the time. i just stick my arm out and tell them to not tell me what it says.
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