Ran a little more than four miles barefoot on the athletic fields at the local high school. Felt good to stretch things out and just run easy with the grass beneath my feet. Still feeling pretty happy about how I did at the race yesterday. Can't expect a lot a month and a half on to the comeback trail, so I'm pretty content with how I did.
Back to today's run: Fortunately, I know the distance of each lap on the fields, as my Garmin Forerunner 305 is now no longer finding satellites. It's now essentially just a big, bulky stopwatch. Kind of disappointing. About 21 months ago I received a factory refurbished one after my original kicked the bucket after just 18 months. So, with an average lifespan of under 20 months, I don't think I want to buy another one. They should last longer, in my opinion.. even if the price is now reduced to under $150 for a brand new one. They're great when they work, but several species of insects can outlive the 305.
Will look into other manufacturers, but maybe one of Garmin's other models will fare better. The 310xt looks nice, but not sure if I want to pay extra for all of those triathalon features. However, the long battery life is nice.
The only other GPS-enabled model with a heart rate monitor is the 405cx. Looks pretty sweet, but have read and heard a lot of not so positive things about the bezel controls. Also, have heard and read the battery life is pretty bad, falling under the advertised eight hours. Hmmmm. Any input is appreciated.
Ran 4.2 miles @ 8:52/mile pace.
Upper 70s, sunny, humid.
Barefoot, shorts, short sleeved shirt.