My awesome Coach (aka Husband) gave to me as a gift after finishing the Rock N Roll 1/2 in Chi-town.
I really love it- it is user friendly and has everything I need (miles, pace, time, stopwatch, etc). I had been using my "coach's" Garmin and just felt like I wasn't going to use enough of the multiple functions Garmin offers in their GPS watch. It is quite a bit more money than the watch I was given and that is due to all the extras you are paying for. I'm not an "extra" person and the basics are just fine by me.
Here's my new running buddy- I love the look, super light weight and love the blue color.
I headed back the same way I came to make tracking the distance easier. The second 1/2 was hard. My legs felt so tired and my arms were sore too. So when I returned at my car and only 1 hour and 36 minutes had passed I figured I was under my 10 mile goal. If I run about 10 minute mile it should have taken me more like 1 hour and 40-45 minutes with the breaks, etc fiddling with the watch.
Well I went home and "mapped my route" and sure enough I was short, by 1.3 miles- UGH! I totally believe in getting your long runs in each week- you can cut the other runs short during the week, but not the long run. So now what? Well I'm heading to the rec center with my kids to swim after school so I may just jump on the treadmill and get my 1.3 miles in so I can feel like I did 10 miles today. I have to let go that I didn't get it in all at one time/run.
So weird that I ran 17 miles last week and felt good and this week I felt like I was dragging tree trunks up and down the route and didn't even do the full 10 I was suppose to. Onto another week of running in about 3 days- always good to have a fresh start.
Moral of above: if you want to make sure you get specific miles in always good to "map run" before run and not just rely on technology- that way there can't be excuses other than your own lazy/tired/sick, etc excuses that prevent you from getting the mileage done.