Tuesday, October 2, 2007


I am a gadget guy—but what man isn’t. I have been debating on whether or not get me the Garmin 305 Forerunner for a while now, but I could not bring myself to justify the cost. Luckily, there is a guy in my office who is an even BIGGER Gadget guy. He has (had) the 305 Forerunner, but doesn’t run much. He prefers to bike—so he bought the Edge 305. I run and bike (can’t swim with it, it’s not waterproof), so I said I would take it off his hands. I ended up getting the thing for $60. He wanted $50, but he did not have change. It’s worth $60 bucks to me.

Monday morning I did a slow recovery run for my test. I have to say it is pretty damn cool. I have been using GPS receivers since way back in 1994 when they were big and had no maps embedded in them, etc—but I love the data you can get from this thing. Now just to learn to use it.

Below is a graph that can be created with the data. This one shows HR/Distance/Time/Elevation. Pretty cool!!

I am still working on (ok I haven't started) my Nation's Triathlon race report.


Jenn said...

alright, "Blathering Jenn"??? ..... don't know how I feel about that one even if it is true!!!

And the Garmin will change your life! I've been using husband to be's ever since we moved in together. I already had a Polar with a foot pod so I could track pace and distance, but the reports you can get from the Garmin are just awesome!!

Rainmaker said...

Btw - Even better news for your $50 - you CAN swim with it :)

I wrote up a super-duper long post on how to do it in style, back in mid-September.