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EDIT: Most of them are probably over kill for you, now that I think of it.
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Yeah I am a big fan of the Timex Ironman serious. Had different watches from them and liked them all. Just find one that has the features you want like number of laps and then search for the cheapest price. I own the latest garmin but when I run laps I usually wear my Timex. Mine just says Ironman - Triathlon on it.
I own this one and love it. I like the look and the feel plus the band is really cool as it has a lot of options on how tight/loose you can make it. I've had this thing for 3 years and wear it all of the time. Still looks good. They have both a guys version and a girls as well. Happy hunting.
You know, I never thought I would like a Garmin until I got one and now they seem amost like required running equipment......
Check out the Garmin 205. They have a lot of functions, but not a lot of do dads and extra stuff that you might not be interested in......
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I can't imagine a more durable running watch than the Timex Ironman.
Goals for 2013: sub 18 5K; stay healthy
So what would the advantages of 100 lap watch be over 30 lap? Why would you need 100 laps?
I've never come close to using all 100 laps, but it does allow you to save multiple workouts in case you can't update your log right away.
Also remember that if you do an interval workout, you can end up using a lot of laps -- e.g., 3 mile warmup (3 laps) + 12x400m (12 laps) w/ 30 sec rests (12 laps) + 2 mile cooldown (2 laps) = 29 laps.
For wristwatches, I'd just get any cheap timex if its not a GPS. Theres just no real real to go up from introductory Ironmans or like. I'm still using a 10 year old hand-me-down Ironman myself. Though I prefer a handheld one for interval work, but again thats just a cheap little thing.
Then again I don't care to remember lap times exactly, though I know it has about 30 lap function, the Ironman does. So i f thats important to you there are others to listen to.
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