And that someone is Mr Garmin or maybe it’s Mrs or Ms maybe he is a lord, or a master. Either way Garmin is not a real person and I do apologise now if there is someone called Mike and Norma Garmin who live with their two children in Droylsden on a quite little terraced street. But the Garmin who I am referring is a GPS smart watch.
Now for the past couple of runs and posts I have been banging on about my GPS system and trying to pace myself, well tonight I took my phone with me and I ran. I ran like Forest Gump (the bit where his legs are better) and I carried on running, not really looking at my phone at tall and I managed a whole 7 mile. For me that is the furthest I have run and looking back at the stats I was doing between 7 and 8 minute a Mile. I say between as I started and ended with 7, and the 4 miles in the middle were 8 minute miles. The trouble is the graph showed that my pace was all over the place. So how does a watch help I can hear you cry. What’s that? Your not bothered! you would rather just read the Beano? Well I’m going to tell you anyway.
The Garmin Forerunners do a fantastic line in GPS watches that also measure Heart Beat, Pace, calories, Distance etc all that helps and allows you to keep track of your run. The best thing about it is, it’s a watch so it fits on your wrist and every so often you can give your wrist a quick fluid motion into your eye line, or listen to the beeps when you go over or under your heart rate to keep your pace. The true question is I am unsure which when to buy. So the question my humble 3 readers is which one do I get.
I will of course let you know what I decide, but any advice then please let me know.