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Running with my new friend

AliB1 profile image

Today I went out with my new friend Garmin and I have to say that I thought Laura dragged out the minutes but no...Garmin can too! She also seems to measure distance differently to the app I had on my phone (obviously not in my favour)!!

A better day today, did 32 minutes (going to up time slowly!!) but only covered 3.96km. Hopefully, will do further next time. :)

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Minuette profile image

I don't use a Garmin often, I use Nike+ but I've run with my husband's Garmin once or twice and it measures things differently, but I do like the nice graphs you get :)

Well done on your 32 mins :)

AliB1 profile image
AliB1Graduate in reply to Minuette

haven't done graphs or anything! that sounds a bit too technical. i just record the distance and time on a spreadsheet (thats geeky enough for me)

Bxster profile image

oh your new friend is mean!! Lol what a tough task master!

I'm off to pick up my new friend today and take her out with Jen this afternoon...

Result later :)

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AliB1Graduate in reply to Bxster

Hope you like your friend once you've met her!!! Although she's tough I can measure progress more accurately & often as not faffing with the phone.

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BxsterGraduate in reply to AliB1

I'm not able to meet her yet... Messed up... She's not due to arrive until Tue 3 Apr :(

AmandaW profile image

These gps thingies can be right meanies - they can also be hugely amusing!!! I use cardiotrainer on my phone (mainly for my walks as I tend to run on the treadmill) and there was one walk (I live in Essex near the sea), where I got the phone out of my pocket at the end of my walk (its a 6k circuit) and was shocked to see that I had done 22k - even more shocked to see that my walk seemed to be mainly located about 100 miles off the coast of Aberdeen.... who knew... ;-) Quite how we know how far we've gone I don't know.... but I think I'd trust a Garmin far more than a phone :-)

AliB1 profile image
AliB1Graduate in reply to AmandaW

were you walking on water???

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AmandaWGraduate in reply to AliB1

ha ha, yep, still not quite sure how I managed to go about 600 miles north and a hundred miles east and back in 50 mins though ;-) Skills!

AliB1 profile image
AliB1Graduate in reply to AmandaW

Am's not c25k but c2600miles!

scavo profile image

Gadgets eh.. were you tempted to ditch her lol?? thats what i would probably do!! dotn have anyhting yet to measure my distance (hoping on a smart phone for my birthday tho!!) I've driven my route and measured using the milometer (and then converted that to km)

But the garmin sounds like a great gadget..

hope you and her form a bond soon AliB :)

AliB1 profile image
AliB1Graduate in reply to scavo

i'm liking her so far even though she is tough. who knows she may become my bff!!

ribena-berry profile image

I'm so jealous of your new friend! (Even if she is a bit of a taskmaster, and an expensive taskmaster at that).

And at least you can't accidently switch her off like I do with my Endomondo app, which always seems to happen when I've run my best 5km time ever and then have no record of it....gggrrr....

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AliB1Graduate in reply to ribena-berry

That's why I got one., kept going wrong with Endomondo and such a faff to press start after the warm up...get it out of the pocket, unlock the phone, press start, put back in the little button is soooo much easier.

mgnmum profile image

with map my run you can set it up that it only starts measuing 5 minutes into your workout! so you can still do your 5 min walk and then the phone vibrates to tell you to start running ( free), can also then edit the run online if you feel it has not correctly measured it.

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