My Garmin Forerunner 305 has officially kicked the bucket. Over the past several weeks, the power had been randomly shutting off, and it had been doing so with increasing regularity. Now it won't even turn on.
I did some research and it seems many others have eventually had the same problem after extended use. I've owned mine for about 18 months. And while nothing lasts forever, this does seem to be a design flaw based on what I've been reading. It apparently is fixable, but I'll have to send it in. I hope to negotiate a good price for the repair.
So in the meantime, I think I'll just give a qualitative assessment of my pace. While I could use a stopwatch and time myself, I'll give labeling runs as easy, medium, tempo... or whatever a shot for the time being. I guess I don't really care much about my pace as much these days anyway, I'm more concerned with distance. Guessing that could prove tricky on trails.
Today's run went well. Just some general tightness in the right hamstring, which I've been experiencing off and on for the past few weeks. Not much of an issue today, and it felt better as the run went on.
Route I did was from a friend's house in Falmouth, over to Mackworth Island, a loop around that and then back. Nice day. Warm, but dry air and a pretty strong north wind.
Ran 8.8 miles @ easy pace.
Paved roads and trails.
Lower 70s, sunny, windy.
Shorts, short sleeved shirt.