12 May 2013 11:29
I'm thinking to get a basic watch for interval training and I'm currently looking at something like the cheaper Timex Ironmans. Any other recommendations around the £50 or less mark? Or should I push the boat out and get a Garmin so I can do away with running with my iPhone 5? My only gripe would be is that the Garmin doesn't integrate too well with Nike+. I could link it with Endomondo but the GUI isn't as nice as Nike+ in presenting the data, plus it's plagued with adverts unless you subscribe.
Additionally, the reason why I'm thinking to switch to a watch is, as like you Burt, I find running with it strapped to my arm (I use a tunebelt) a little annoying after some distance. Not to mention if you get caught in a down pour (as I did yesterday) there's a good chance of getting your phone wet - even if you put it in your jacket pocket the DWR on those Nike jackets are only good in light rain.
Thoughts and opinions?
12 May 2013 13:54
Pretty sure the general consensus is Garmin however I agree, the presentation of data isn't brilliant in comparison to Nike+. On the positive side, the amount of data on Nike+ pales into comparison to Garmin, as MrW mentioned, the only issue that you might have is that you could find yourself becoming stat obsessed but (personally) I don't see that as being a bad thing especially as it'll provide the knock on effect of improving performance.
12 May 2013 18:57
Cheers, I'm going to push the boat out a little and get a Garmin Forerunner 10 after reading a review of it on DCrainmaker it looks like it meets my basic requirements (virtual pacer and walk/run function are added bonuses). I was tempted by the Timex Global Trainer, but being the brand whore I am, I'll go for the Garmin and at the same time save £40.
17 May 2013 09:29
Has anyone on here done a triathlon before? Got one coming up in a month and a have a couple of questions.
17 May 2013 21:46
Not ran for 18 months, last two weeks Ive been doing 1 day per week when I have the time, been able to do 8 to 9 miles to richmond park and back, around 80 minutes of jogging.
i'm surprised how much my cardio has maintained and how quickly it is getting back to my old endurance (nearly 8 years since my 40 to 50 miles per week days), admittedly I do train for around 15 to 20 minutes every day, stretching / bodyweight stuff etc, but cardio at all.
hoping to get back to basics of half marathon 1:30 pace, as my friend is doing training for a marathon next year and needs a bit of help.
I dont use music or tech kit, music spoils your pacing, if you get that under control makes life much easier to use minimum energy and max distance.
18 May 2013 16:32
Wanted some opinions on this, I've always ran with my iphone running the runkeeper app, however just got a garmin the forerunner 610 so today ran with both, the garmin got me to the end of a 10km run which is when I stopped but the iphone recorded me only running 9.8km, which is likely the more accurate one?