Nice slow and steady run outside today. Nice and sunny – maybe a touch cool but perfect for a run.
I had no aches or pains – body felt good! My brain however was elsewhere – I could not focus so my body defaulted to a slower steady pace. Even still it was nice to see that the body’s default pace now is faster than it used to be. Gives me a bit more confidence as I get into the last couple high mileage weeks before the Manitoba Marathon taper.
My Garmin watch was acting goofy too – it took about 4 minutes for it to get a satellite lock this morning – so for those first 4 minutes I couldn’t tell my pace and it wasn’t tracking distance. I went to check it again at about 10 minutes in and it was tracking pace nicely finally but at that point it already had me having done over 10 miles. So no distance at 4 minutes and then 10 miles at 10 minutes…hmmm that makes 10 miles in 6 minutes or less = 100+ miles per hour!! I wish! Luckily I was doing a lap I do around the neighborhood frequently so I know what the actual mileage was.
Hopefully that is just a weird glitch for the watch and not a sign that is getting ready to give up the ghost. Not really wanting to drop the cash right now on a new running watch…although some of the new Garmins look really nice…