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Fitness/weight goals for 2014
1) STAY INJURY FREE!!!
2) Get to 189 lbs by the end of July 2014...and stay there (as of 4-25-14 was at 203 lbs)
3) Complete Ironman Chattanooga in under 14 hours
4) Break 4 hours in a stand alone marathon (Goal race=Rocket City 12/13/14)
5) 4,500 total overall miles for the year:
Swim: 100 miles
Bike: 3,000 miles
Run: 1,400 miles
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
The forerunner 205/305 series do much much better keeping signal. Why a Timex rather than a Garmin?
The forerunner 205/305 series do much much better keeping signal.
What did they do to get better signal retention?
A friend that I run with sometimes has the 305 I believe (maybe it is the 301) and it loses signal pretty often where the run. Come to think of it, I believe it is the 301 she has.
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Hi Alan. Make sure the Garmin has the latest firmware updates. That may help it.
You know me and computers. What are the firmware updates?
I have the Timex Time and Distance and the Garmin Forerunner 201. I like the simplicity of running with Forerunner because it is a single unit where as the Timex is a watch and has a receiver that I wear on my upper arm.
What do you do in the rain? Is the GPS receiver water tight, or does it still work if you put it in a water-tight pouch? Thanks
the Timex is a watch and has a receiver that I wear on my upper arm.
Do you have to wear the receiver on your arm, or could you clip it on, for example, to you waistband or shoe?
My Forerunner 305 is watertight and sweat-proof and keeps its signal almost all the time. The upgrade from the 301/201 series included improvements both to the antenna and to the software on the unit.