Following on from the palaver last week I now have new toys to play with!
First, those LED tent pegs are absolutely FANTASTIC! They really show up well, so much so that they're able to drive the dog potty when shone on the floor in front of him.
Second: I got my Garmin, pink!!!!! (That's what you were waiting for me to tell you.) Unfortunately it didn't have enough charge to turn on and by the time I thought about taking it off charge I was ready for bed so it wasn't sorted for Saturday morning's parkrun.
Saturday morning, got up, went to parkrun, came home, showered then we went out and got our new car! Not new new, just new to us. Lots of excitement!
Most of the excitement over with, I was going to get the lurch (17 yo son) up out of bed (a harder job than you'd think) and go on a bike ride this morning, but the weather man said it was going to be a grotty wet day and I thought I will run in the rain but not cycle, so I strapped on my new PINK garmin (did I say it was PINK?!?!) and went for a gentle trot locally. I'm impressed with the looks of the thing and the ease of use but not by its tracking ability. The first half of the run went OK, it's seems to have tracked me running where I actually ran but then just past the 3k mark it suddenly jumps me from the footpath into the field behind the pub, ignores me turning left, running up the road, turning right and along another footpath and takes me through (over?) a terrace of houses and across another field! Now I know I'm good (and modest) but I'm not Superman and I can't clear a house in a single bound! Then going up the road and past Tesco it put me in the middle of the village green about 50 yards to my left, before sort of getting back on track when I hit the main road again.
Also it timed me for 40.21 minutes but my moving time was only 38:58, I know I paused before crossing the road but I only had to wait for one car each time, a matter of a few seconds.
So is this 'normal' or do I have a dodgy unit? Will it learn to track me better? Can I edit my route in Garmin Connect so I've got a proper record? (Have imported it into MapMyRun to do the corrections.) Do I need to adjust settings somewhere so it does things properly? Or is it just a location problem, is South London so far out in the sticks that the satellites don't cover the area?
If you want to see where I leapt a tall building in a single bound, it's here.... connect.garmin.com/activity...