The next day I repeated the experiment, but swapping the Garmins round. Interestingly, this time the 305 reported a longer distance. This might indicate that I have an asymmetrical arm swing, or it could be just a fluke. Sadly I was prevented from examining the issue any further by the 305's sudden, if not entirely unexpected, demise. I have not managed to turn it back on, even though it is fully charged, so that little experiment has ground to an abrupt stop. At least I managed to time my replacement pretty much to perfection.
The best development is the fact that I can definitely feel the body bouncing back after Connemara. It took 3 weeks. I am not claiming that I am recovered, just that I can fell definite improvements. The heart rate data supports this as well, it has returned to values in the mid 140s rather than low 150s for the same effort.
There is a 10-mile race in Castleisland, 40 minutes drive from home, on Sunday that I was fairly tempted to attend, not least since the prize money goes rather deep into the field and I would fancy my chances of picking up something, but decided against it. As it turns out, Sunday will be a completely manic family day with all kinds of activities and I would not have had time anyway. Just as well. There are bigger prizes in store (though not monetary ones).
I didn't have any further car crashes.
- 23 Apr
- 10 miles, 1:17:12, 7:43 pace, HR 144
- 24 Apr
- 10 miles, 1:15:51, 7:35 pace, HR 146