So. I couldn’t wait for tomorrow to try for the 6k run of ju-ju’s 10k programme, and having had a day’s rest, I thought “why not today?!” and sprung out of bed at 5:30am.
After my MapMyRun fail, I decided to give Strava a go. Flicked it on and off I went. 9 mins in, I realised I had not yet had a voice cue telling me I had run a kilometre, so, still running, I whipped my phone out to check what the flip was going on. Strava, for reasons unknown to me, was tracking my time, but not distance nor pace. Time = 9 mins 4 seconds, distance = 0km. OH COME ON!!! Have I been running on the spot?! And thanks Strava, but I have a watch that tells me the flipping time.
So, undeterred, I flicked on my old arch-enemy, MMR, figured that in just over 9 mins I must have run around 1.5km, and would use MMR to do the remaining 4.5km of my 6km goal.
The rest of my run was lovely. I had some cracking music on my playlist, including the amazing “Only God Knows” by the breathtakingly good Edinburgh band, Young Fathers. Robot legs kicked in for the last 2k - yay! Not had that in a while. Still going a bit too fast. Never thought THAT would be my problem, but really it is, and it’s bothering me...
Anyways. Run 3 of week 2 done and I feel amazing. Got home, and went into Strava to check what the flip had happened, saved the run and then it chooses to tell me I had run 7.1km. FFS!!! I hope I haven’t done myself any damage.
Anyone know how to turn on the voice/km cues in Strava? I am beyond perplexed. I know I should buy a Garmin or something, but seriously do not have a penny to spare as I am trying to save up to take a sabbatical from work next year.
Sorry for the long post!