Friday, June 17, 2011
My New Best Friend
Garmin Forerunner 305. In addition to tracking distance, time, speed, and elevation...it also has a heart rate monitor so I can automatically synthesize heart rate data with the other variables. With free software, I can download the GPS data onto my computer and plot the entire workout onto various maps (including Google Earth), integrate time-distance-elevation-heart rate profiles, and upload to DailyMile (or other workout tracking sites). Pretty nifty. I've already switched from not tracking anything (even daily miles) to tracking EVERYTHING...then downloading, then uploading, then analyzing, then mapping...then smiling...then thinking about my next run. This should inspire me to run more double-days and really pile on the total miles...and I'll have to start running faster too...it's now all tracked!