wow, 4K already!

I just uploaded my Garmin data and realised that my W6R3 run covered 4km (I didn't know, as I usually measure in miles), I'm so chuffed. Even if I haven't got to W9 by the time the Twilight 5K comes around on 6th Oct, I'm pretty sure I could run an extra 5 minutes, which is all that it will take to get to 5K, or maybe lengthen my stride slightly i.e. run rather than 'fast jog', which is apparently what I'm currently pacing at

That's cheered up my day :-)


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  • That's brilliant, well done, vixiej!! Go for it, I'm sure you'll do it, no problems.

  • Thank you!

  • Well done vixiej that's a great result. I have W6R3 on Tuesday and I'm hoping for the same. The garmin stats thing is slightly discouraging though isn't it? I always thought I was really running and now I have a garmin and am trying to make sense of the stats and it tells me I'm nowhere near really running!! Ah well small steps and all. Good luck and enjoy week 7!!

  • Thank you! You will be fine, its a good run.

    I still don't understand the Garmin thing, I can figure out how to find the stats (although I've lost my early data from when I bought it last year to do a 45 mile cycle ride) but I haven't been able to do anything whizzy with them, like compare fitness level trends, etc or get the maps bit to work. I should spend some time to figure it out, but I like to be shown - maybe I will go on youtube to see if there are any tutorials.

    Ignore the fact that it says you are not running - you are! You can adjust the pace levels for each category, I think, but I'm not sure how. Good luck with W6R3 and well done for getting this far.

  • vixiej if you haven't already, try uploading your data to Garmin connect. The PC software for my 305 isn't so hot and I find it hard to understand but I just uploaded my run this morning to garmin connect and you can do a lot more with it and it seems easier to analyse. All you need to do is go to the website, register an account, download the plugin - I use firefox so had to get an add-on too - then click upload in the top right and select the data you want to look at. Really easy and very interesting.

  • Oh that sounds great, thank you! I will give that a try :-)

  • Well done! You are doing fantastic!!!!!

  • Thank you!

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