Saturday, 4 April 2015
-= Only my Garmin =-
Last week, when I started running with my new Garmin (Fenix 3), I added my MIO strap to my running gear and it still was very minimalistic running.
-= Fenix 3 =-
There are currently some signals (specifically on the Garmin forums and the
keeping location and pace. This is - in my view - a problem that is common among the latest and greatest gear published by a technology vendor that will be solved with upcoming firmware updates, no doubt. At any rate, it is the best piece of kit I have ever bought for running. Compared to my trusty old Forerunner 205, tracking is spot-on. In addition, the great features of the Forerunner are still there. The not so great features have been thoroughly improved.
With a view on the topic below, I will need to start ignoring the recovery time feature of the watch, as I will not be able to recover for 72 hours from today's run, with a 10 K LSD coming up tomorrow. I take some comfort in the DCRainmaker post, saying that it is recovery time between hard workouts. Tomorrow is a mellow (and even then overstating it) recovery run.
-= Change of schedule =-
and I love it when it does that) this will allow me to prepare for the upcoming 42K run, without it taking over my life completely.
On the four days, I plan to be doing the following runs. Should this not work as well as a prepared schedule, I will follow the schedule instead.
* a short tempo-run (6-8 K),
* a short-ish recovery run (10K),
* an interval run (8-10 K)
* a Long Steady Distance on a Sunday, starting at 10 K (and increasing this as the schedule progresses).
Tomorrow marks the end of the second week I tried this schedule and I am very positive so far. The only slight discomfort I had was in the sides of my calves and that disappeared with a couple of evenings with a cold pack.