Tuesday, September 6, 2011

RUNNING GEAR: Garmin Forerunner® 310XT

I do not know if this is over kill, I just know if I spend this kind of money – $400,  I want it to work.  In the past I have been using my iPhone G3, but man I am always loosing signal; particularly on the trails.   There are moments that I actually run 30 second miles.  I know I am fast, but . . .   Either way, it is not working out for me.  
I ran my first self-sufficient marathon, Aneto Marathon,  in northern Spain July 2011.  It seemed like I was the only one without a GPS watch.  I was given a large fan-fold map and I was required to bring a compass, the trail was not marked for racing.  Needless to say, I got lost twice and for over 45 minutes no less.  I was pissed off, I was running strong, the strongest I have ever been, and got lost. 
So here it is, Garmin Forerunner® 310XT.  It is big, but it actually fits on my small wrists – comfortably.  But is it worth the price?   I am looking into it and will let you know what I find out. 


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