Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Two Brooks That Are Identical

Great run with the gang at Twin Brooks. Ian, Jim, Ryan and I hung back in our little wolf pack, running easy as we are all either recovering from races or injury. Very fun (and funny) conversations. Well worth the drive over.

Feeling pretty darn good with race recovery. Not 100%, but I'm feeling good enough to possibly attempt a short tempo run tomorrow. I think it'd do the legs some good to get some quicker turnover in. After that will just play it chill until Sunday's race, doing only shorter easy runs. I doubt I'll be fully recovered by Sunday, but still should be able to beat last year's time, or so I hope.

Ran 5.5 miles @ 8:42/mile pace.
Trails.
Moderately hilly.
Lower 70s to upper 60s, mostly cloudy.
Adidas Adizero XT, shorts, short sleeved shirt.

7 comments:

sn0m8n said...

Here's my Garmin data for comparison:
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/105291351

Jamie said...

Thanks Ryan. Looking at your data compared to mine, it confirms why my 410 always comes up short. If you look closely at your track compared to mine, it's obvious your 305 takes in waypoints more frequently, thus giving a more accurate distance which reads longer.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/105286844

sn0m8n said...

Is there a way to change that setting? I will say that I don't feel like mine takes in waypoints often enough. For example, here's my Gator Trail data:
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/75251743
Five identical laps, but you'll notice plenty of differences as you zoom in. It's a good example of the imperfection. Don't get me wrong, I think it's a great tool, but it's always a little bit of a grain of salt proposition.

Jamie said...

Yes. With the 305, go under settings>general>data recording and you can do some tweaking there. What is odd is that you can't do this with the allegedly improved 410. It looks like they left that option out completely.

sn0m8n said...

Seems like from all the reports from those of you that have the 410 it's pretty far from improved.

Jamie said...

I would not buy one again. Why would they take away the option to edit trackpoint intake? It's stupid. They've made a product significantly worse, just like when they bought out MotionBased.

Jamie said...

And add their "premium" heart rate strap to that list of products that have gotten much worse...