For the month of May we are going to look at how we track our runs. After all, we are looking to log some serious miles in an attempt to reach now heights.
There are several way to track your runs with various GPS and mobile devices. This month we are taking a look at some exciting innovations from Garmin and their online tracking feature Garmin Connect.
Garmin Connect is an online resource that helps you keep track of your miles and helps optimize your training by presenting data in various ways. Pace, elevation, distance, allows you to set/track goals and more.
Here is a new feature on Garmin Connect, you can see where other runners/cyclists workout. Pretty cool. It allows you to find the most popular place in your city for workouts. It’s color-coded based on Garmin Connect activity. San Francisco is below and the red strips are areas that I frequently run. The one at the top in the middle was where the #BostonStrongSF took place.
Stylish, Simple GPS Captures Every Mile
- Tracks distance, pace and calories
- Start running with the press a button
- Identifies personal records
- Virtual Pacer™ compares current pace to target
- Plan, review and share runs at Garmin Connect™
Forerunner 10 is so easy to use, you can start your run with the press of a button. As you run, you can see your time and distance clearly displayed on 1 screen and calories and pace on another. You can also customize the settings to show pace and distance on the same screen.
Garmin has offered to host this month’s challenge and one lucky winner will receive a brand new Garmin Forerunner 10.
Here is how you enter:
- Thanks to the idea from Ann of MyRunningMotivation.com, we are encouraging runners to try a new route. A trail, a track workout, a left at Alberqurque… something different. Leave a comment below on how it went. Check the Garmin heat map and try something new. (1 entry)
- Tweet out the giveaway. Include the title of this post and tag @RunThisYear, @Garmin and use the hash #lovemygarmin (1 entry, daily)
- At the end of the month, leave a comment with your total milage for the month (1 entry)
Use the rafflecopter below to keep track of what you’ve done.