So off I went and just ran by feel. Thankfully today's long run was mostly about time on my feet, just getting in the mileage. It was a different experience, adjusting based on my breathing, heart rate, muscles. I had to be even more in tune with my body and quite honestly, I was probably kinder on myself because I wasn't constantly thinking about how quickly I was getting through the miles. I'm sure my pace wasn't great because it was hot and approximately 1000% humidity.
I don't use my Garmin to its fullest extent. I mostly want it to connect to the satellites quickly and be able to tell me my pace and splits. But it still sends me into a tailspin when its not available to me. My Forerunner 210 is about six years old and can be a little temperamental - if the little charging teeth aren't connected exactly right, the juice doesn't flow, which is I'm sure what happened today. Over the years, I've gradually updated my technology and I find myself wondering if this is a sign that I need to start considering an upgrade.
|The evolution of my technology (From Timex Ironman, to Garmin Forerunner 60, to Garmin Forerunner 210).|