I didn’t really feel like running this morning but went anyway, because lately I’ve been taking off Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and I try not to take more than 2 days off at a time (unless a third is really necessary). Basically I wanted to kill my no-running-Thursday habit. The run itself wasn’t anything special. It was low 40s, grey, and gusty. 4 miles in 37:34, 9:24 avg. pace. I finished the first 2 miles in 18:55 and tried to do the last 2 with negative splits. Success! Despite feeling like I was d r a g g i n g (or maybe just being blown every which way), it turned out to be a pretty decent run.
This is my super-fancy-less-than-$20-Timex watch. I toyed around with the idea of getting a Garmin for awhile, but in the end decided not to. It’s a couple hundred dollars for one, but I also knew I’d get too obsessed with the distance and pace features of it. I run because I love it. I time it because it’s interesting to me and because sometimes I try to do speed runs, but the point of my runs is for enjoyment, not numbers. I think a Garmin would make me start running for numbers. Also, did I mention it’s a couple hundred dollars?
Do you have a Garmin? What do you think about them?