Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Since I started training for my first half marathon, the Fitness Magazine Women's Half-Marathon in Central Park on April 3rd, I've learned a ton about running, and I have picked up some neat tips and tricks along the way. I'm not really into all the high tech shoes and gear, but the Garmin FR60 GPS watch has been so crucial during my training process that I just had to share with all of you!
If you have ever gone running for long distances, you know how difficult it is to figure out how far you have run, especially if you are running in an unfamiliar place or if you encounter detours in your daily run. When bundled with the wireless foot pod, as shown below connected to the laces of my sneakers, the watch tracks your time, distance, and pace of your run! You can use it inside on the treadmill and outside on the road. Super cool.
Even cooler is that you can then connect the USB stick (provided in Garmin bundle) to your computer, and the data can be wirelessly transmitted from the FR60 to your computer for analysis! As shown below of my most recent 10 mile run, you can analyze your pace per mile, pace for your entire run, distance, time, etc on Garmin Connect.
This little device has helped me out tremendously. So if you are interested in running long distances, I highly recommend purchasing this neat contraption!