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Trying to get a log going... (Read 1477 times)


uncontrollable

    I know it's pretty basic to most of you but I have never connected my Garmin to RA to keep my log ... I am attempting to but if anyone has any pointers or notices something out of whack - please let me know.  And just for the record - the days I work - I usually do doubles, into work & out of work, and it takes too damn long to get a satellite connection near the hospital for some reason so I just use the ol' timex watch as I pretty much know the miles by heart.  I haven't played around with it but I am assuming I can enter via Garmin download or manual.  Please be gentle with your feedback ... but please give me some!!!

    Ciao

    peace


    day after day sameness

      Not sure if I'm reading your question poorly, because it really seems simple. Upload from the Garmin on the days you use it, and then enter manual log entries on the days you use the Timex.

       

      The Garmin uploads will give you date/time/distance/laps (if any) from the Garmin itself, and then you edit the workout to add anything you want -- for mine, I add type of run (easy, tempo, interval, etc), route, equipment and (usually) basic weather.

       

      If you glance at the workouts in my log, you'll see a mix of manual (the treadmill) and Garmin entries.

      Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless


      A Saucy Wench

        If you want us to notice something out of whack you have to make your log public.

         

        But yes you can go back and forth but know that if you manually enter a garmin run and then upload your garmin you can get a double entry (which you can then delete)

        I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

         

        "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7

          If you can, put your Garmin down on something right after you press the power button, so it's stationary as it locks satellites.  Any moving-around seems to greatly increase how long it takes to lock in.

           

          And yeah, you can easily enter workouts manually -- no need for any of the newfangled electronics. Smile

          “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman

            If you can, put your Garmin down on something right after you press the power button, so it's stationary as it locks satellites.  Any moving-around seems to greatly increase how long it takes to lock in.

             

            And yeah, you can easily enter workouts manually -- no need for any of the newfangled electronics. Smile

             

            I set mine down and proceed with some static stretching until it locks onto the satellites. Thats a great time to get your stretch on.

             

            MTA: OP should consider a Garmin FR60 or 70 for those run sessions when she is down town and can't wait for the satellite lock. They use a foot pod for distance / pace calculations, not GPS and upload to RA via an Ant stick.

             

            The pain that hurts the worse is the imagined pain. One of the most difficult arts of racing is learning to ignore the imagined pain and just live with the present pain (which is always bearable.) - Jeff

             

            2014 Goals:

             

            Stay healthy

            Enjoy life

             


            uncontrollable

              Hey Burnt - thx - totally used that idea last night & it connected in 2 minutes vs. 5-8 !!!  Big help!  

              peace


              uncontrollable

                Oh, and for the record - my log info probably looks a little non-focused - I do my speedwork on treadmill or track & almost never use Garmin.  I would like to use my Garmin but I find it to be cumbersome with track: I see others using it and I would like the data but I just find my timex so simple.  Thoughts?

                 

                I ran Phili in Nov - I am just running to run right now - but by the end of the month I will decide on my Spring marathon & begin focuses training.

                peace


                A Saucy Wench

                  Oh, and for the record - my log info probably looks a little non-focused

                   

                  For the record, your log is still not public.   So it really doesnt look like anything 

                   

                  Also I find that if you have the garmin fully charge take it off the charger, turn it on and set it down it connects almost instantly.   What do you find cumbersome about the Garmin at the track?  The watch itself or just using it? 

                  I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

                   

                  "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7

                    Oh, and for the record - my log info probably looks a little non-focused - I do my speedwork on treadmill or track & almost never use Garmin.  I would like to use my Garmin but I find it to be cumbersome with track: I see others using it and I would like the data but I just find my timex so simple.  Thoughts?

                     

                    I ran Phili in Nov - I am just running to run right now - but by the end of the month I will decide on my Spring marathon & begin focuses training.

                     

                    Turn your GPS off and use the Garmin to record the laps. Upload the data and edit the distance.

                     

                    Also, your log is private so no one can see if its a little unfocused.

                     

                    The pain that hurts the worse is the imagined pain. One of the most difficult arts of racing is learning to ignore the imagined pain and just live with the present pain (which is always bearable.) - Jeff

                     

                    2014 Goals:

                     

                    Stay healthy

                    Enjoy life

                     

                      ... I do my speedwork on treadmill or track & almost never use Garmin.  I would like to use my Garmin but I find it to be cumbersome with track: I see others using it and I would like the data but I just find my timex so simple.  Thoughts?

                      Hmmm.  Can't you just use it in simple mode, i.e. like a stopwatch?  Just press Start when you begin your interval set; press Lap at the start/completion of each repeat; and then collect up the data later.  Just like you do with a Timex, except the Garmin also is picking up HR and whatnot.

                      “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman

                        Bit of an echo in here today.

                        “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman


                        uncontrollable

                          I guess I'll have to change the screen view because right now I have it with pace - time - distance - HR: too much for my eyeballs at track - but the annoying thing is for example:  we do 2.5 laps - 200 meter jog - next interval etc... the jog is the rest but sometimes timed - however, I need to be clearing/resetting clock in prep for my next interval which interferes with clock & distracts me.

                           

                          Am I doing something wrong?  If I just keep the timer going from start to finish of my track workout ... only hitting lap ... I am unable to keep track, in real time, of my lap paces - especially if I want to check in at the 200 meter mark.  I admit, I have not played much with my Garmin as far as views & options other than using it for long runs & basics daily runs on which I hit 'start' and 'stop' once.

                           

                          I would LOVE to use it in other ways but I just haven't ... I guess I'll experiment

                          peace


                          A Saucy Wench

                            You can set up custom screens to show whatever it is you want to show.   I have one screen set up specifically with what I want to see in intervals. (lap pace / lap time).  No clearing and resetting of the screen needed. 

                             

                            I always keep the GPS on when doing track workout but manually lap my intervals and recoveries.  Partly because I run to the track and from the track.

                            I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

                             

                            "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7


                            day after day sameness

                              Am I doing something wrong?  If I just keep the timer going from start to finish of my track workout ... only hitting lap ... I am unable to keep track, in real time, of my lap paces - especially if I want to check in at the 200 meter mark.  I admit, I have not played much with my Garmin as far as views & options other than using it for long runs & basics daily runs on which I hit 'start' and 'stop' once.

                               

                              I would LOVE to use it in other ways but I just haven't ... I guess I'll experiment

                               

                              You should check out the Intervals settings under the Training Options screen of your Forerunner.  You can easily have it show you interval splits, and even (if outdoors and using the GPS) have it guide you through the interval/recovery jog/interval sessions.

                               

                              (This web page shows setting up a Garmin Forerunner for intervals...it may have some hints that lead you to a "aha' moment)

                              Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless


                              uncontrollable

                                Great!  Thx Ennay & Milk!  Will do.  I love that I got my log in finally!  I've been missing out on this fun feature!  I also had to figure out how to make a zip file to get it on here ... I know I know - simple but I am just not up with the times on computer 'stuff' - I deal more with the blood & guts stuff at work and at home an ipod & email/facebook are examples of me being a "tech-y" LOL.  Baby steps - but I am learning!

                                 

                                OK - going to get a workout on that Garmin so I can upload it - LOL!

                                peace

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