New 5K PB after Bazza's brilliant article on running faster. I downloaded a 180 bpm metronome recording into itunes and spliced one minutes worth of it between each of the tunes on my playlist - got me fair buzzin' along it did. Couldn't actually find any songs in my music that were 180 bpm except a tune by 'Fun' that always gets me skipping along like a demented dervish!
So I've decided I might not wait for the new Apple iWatch as it doesn't seem to have built in GPS and you'd still have to take your phone on a run... which I don't want to do because there's nothing worse than having to answer calls while running - people seem to think I am about to have a heart attack! SO what should I ask Running Santa for? A Gary Garmin or a Tom Thomas - most people seem to have Garmin's and I just wondered if anyone had feedback on the TOM TOM's - Just a relatively simple model is what I'm after - no HR monitors (I always become convinced my heart is going to blow up even though I feel fine) or moon phases or details of when my shoe leather needs replacing, just gps, splits and the phone number of the attractive runner with the ponytail who keeps overtaking me...
Other than my first car satnav being a TOM TOM and ending up going down one way streets the wrong way I know nought about them! I don't even know if I really want a GPS watch except that it will make me look cool obviously - I kind of find runs seem harder and longer when I'm counting off the kilo's, but then again it may help me to pace myself better or indeed help me find my way home or I could just draw/run pretty pictures :))
Run on and on People