I hit the gym yesterday after watching Jenny Simpson take silver at Worlds. Anybody else see it? Wow! I was so nervous for those 4 minutes. My plan had been to try to run outside after work, hoping the front had pushed through. I don't mind wet roads and sidewalks, but it was raining a bit when I left, so I headed to the gym. Since I had my Garmin with me, I tested out the indoor run setting.
The Garmin has a few activities to chose from, but I've only set up my running intervals. I do wonder if the bike setting would work with a stationary bike. Since the watch has a built in accelerometer, I don't need a foot bad to track my distance. It did put me at .10 more than the treadmill, and I don't know which one was off. So I did 2.25 on the treadmill/2.35 on my watch to round it out.
What I like about this Garmin, and it's a small feature, is it buzzes instead of beeps. My last Garmin only beeped, and sometimes, even with low volume, I couldn't hear the beeping alert. I had to keep looking at my watch to make sure I didn't miss an alert. If this buzzes for all of that, I don't have to look anymore. I'll feel it buzz and know to start the next interval. Pretty sweet.
You can also see in the picture above, the last stat is cadence. Cadence is built in too, which I was happy to see after Googling how to set it up. The manual wasn't very helpful, other than what each button does, so I've had to search online to figure out how to navigate the menu.
I can't wait to actually get this thing outside for a run. I've set up my intervals to have faster running intervals than walking, but both are shorter than what I've been using on the treadmill. I'm always slower on the treadmill, and I'm looking forward to continuing my speed work on the roads.
Tuesdays on the Run with Patty, Erika, and Marcia.