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New PB at this mornings Parkrun.

B0bP
B0bPGraduate
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Had a cracking morning at the Northampton Parkrun today.

The wife and I wanted to finish somewhere in the 30-31 minute region as our previous best was 30:54 a few weeks ago.

So armed with the new Garmin (set to pace us at 6 min/k) off we went.

My Mrs is defineatly the faster out of the two of us now but we only run together on Saturdays at Parkrun so we always go around together. When we hit 4K she wanted to up the pace, which we did a bit but she had more left in her tank whereas I was running on fumes πŸ˜€

When I hit the stop button the Garmin it was saying 29:29 πŸ˜€ We are obviously over the moon about getting a sub 30 minute. Then instead of saving it to my watch I pressed resume for a further 2 seconds........doh! Also the watch has the distance as 4.99k which is playing havoc with my OCD πŸ‘€

We still haven't had the results from Parkrun and the last I saw on Facebook they were asking for us to let them know where we thought we finished as there is a timing issue with today's run (typical huh).

But hey ho, these things happen.

Bob

connect.garmin.com/modern/a...

Edited to add: Just had the official timing from Parkrun 29:37 πŸ˜€

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NaughtyNanna
NaughtyNannaGraduate

Hehe BObP! maybe the vibes from the Abington Park Pretty Muddy Race for Life were interfering today!!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

B0bP
B0bPGraduate in reply to NaughtyNanna

If we had known that was going on at Abington Park we would have come along for a laugh, er I mean to show some support πŸ˜€

NaughtyNanna
NaughtyNannaGraduate in reply to B0bP

Hehe! I think your first thought would've been about right!!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Rhedwr
RhedwrGraduate

Well done. Great effort! πŸƒπŸ»πŸ˜Š

B0bP
B0bPGraduate in reply to Rhedwr

Thank you πŸ˜€

Dunder2004
Dunder2004Graduate

Well done, that is a great effort from both of you. My first sub-30 was at a Parkrun too and I can certainly relate.

You can edit the distance in Garmin Connect to ease your OCD a bit.

P.s. I can't see your Garmin activity and assume this is because of your privacy settings.

B0bP
B0bPGraduate in reply to Dunder2004

Thank you.

and thanks for the tip, I've managed to edit it now.

also changed the privacy settings on my activity πŸ˜€

Dunder2004
Dunder2004Graduate in reply to B0bP

OK. Can see it now.

That is a super run - lovely even pace.

B0bP
B0bPGraduate in reply to Dunder2004

Thank you, I was properly exhausted at the finish πŸ˜€

poppypug
poppypugGraduate

Well done Bob and Mrs Bob !

Hope youre having a nice relaxing Ealing :-)

Fantastic achievement , and Many Congratulations on your PB, fab stuff ! :-) xxx

B0bP
B0bPGraduate in reply to poppypug

Thank you PP,

We are having a lovely Ealing thank you.

I hope you've had a nice Derby πŸ˜„ X x

poppypug
poppypugGraduate

Ha ha ! :-D

Just sat on the Sheffield , watching the Telford , snort .... :-D xxx

B0bP
B0bPGraduate in reply to poppypug

Hahahaha πŸ˜€

TheHack
TheHackGraduate

Wow great time! I now need to do a park run! (Only graduated Friday!)

B0bP
B0bPGraduate in reply to TheHack

Thank you.

I would certainly recommend going along to your local Parkrun, they really are great.

Congratulations on your graduation πŸ˜€

Hidden
Hidden

Fantastic! Well done! I am very jealous of your garmin though as I desperately want one. Does it bleep at you if you're going too slow or something? Xxx

Dunder2004
Dunder2004Graduate in reply to Hidden

You can set it up to do that but it does become very irritating.

I think BobP was using a function called "Virtual Pacer" which simply shows you how much you are ahead/behind (in meters) the pace you set.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Dunder2004

Oh right. I want something that shouts "hurry up! You're going too slow!" Xx

B0bP
B0bPGraduate in reply to Hidden

Yep as Dunder2004 has rightly said I just set the watch to the distance and pace I wanted and it shows as seconds ahead or behind on the watch face.

B0bP
B0bPGraduate in reply to Hidden

I am loving my new Garmin, it will take me a while to figure out all of the functions though.

The Mrs wants to get one too, probably a forerunner 25 as she only wants to use the gaps function.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to B0bP

Sorry to sound stupid but what's a gaps function? X

B0bP
B0bPGraduate in reply to Hidden

Argh, predictive text.

I meant GPS function.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to B0bP

Oh lol. I assumed that it was runners lingo that I haven't learned yet. ;-)

poppypug
poppypugGraduate in reply to B0bP

Are you at it again B0bP ? :-D xxx

B0bP
B0bPGraduate in reply to poppypug

It's not my fault poppypug it's the bloomin auto cucumber πŸ˜€

poppypug
poppypugGraduate in reply to B0bP

Ha ha ! You need to get a different pineapple :-) xxx

This sounds excellent B0bP - what a run :) I'm tempted to get a garmin/some sort of maybe more affordable running watch - anything really would be an improvement on my endomondo app which doesn't give me any indication of progress during a run, but has served me well and I have every run I've done recorded on there so I'm also nervous to change! Love your ocd about the distance. Our parkrun also comes in about 4.91, 4.95, never quite 5k, not sure if it's to do with all the twists and bends through the woody part, but as a result endomondo doesn't give me a time for my final lap :(

B0bP
B0bPGraduate in reply to Ruth_canal_runner

Thanks Ruth.

I know what you mean about not wanting to stop recording on Endomondo, I am currently starting the watch, then hitting run on the Fitbit app and finally hitting run on the run keeper app πŸ˜€

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