Garmin Forerunner 405

Comparison between Garmin Forerunner 305 and Garmin Forerunner 405

I am the lucky owner of a Garmin Forerunner 305. The 305 is a great motivator that I could not imagine being without, and therefore I had high expectations when Garmin came out with the Garmin Foreunner 405. It is clear from my review of the Forerunner 305 that I ...

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Garmin Forerunner 910XT Review

In November 2011 Garmin launched the Garmin Forerunner 910XT.   The new Forerunner 910XT is an upgrade to the Forerunner 310XT. It has all kinds of great features for swimmers, runners, and cyclists because it is designed specifically for multisports training.  It does not only have the distance, speed/pace, elevation functions for runner ...

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The Tarahumara running technique may help you!

The Tarahumara or Rarámuri are a Native American people of northwestern Mexico who are known for their long-distance running ability. The Tarahumara Indians are known for their track races across mountains and canyons The men refer to themselves as Rarámuri which means "runners on foot" or "those who run fast". The long-distance ...

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Bicycling with the Garmin Forerunner 305

Using the Garmin Forerunner 305 for bicycle training If you decide to use a Garmin Forerunner 305 for your bicycle training you will have the benefit of getting more information than you get with a typical bike computer. At the end of the ride the 305 will not only tell you the ...

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Garmin Forerunner 305 Pros and Cons

The Garmin Forerunner 305 is probably of the most interesting tools you could ever wear on your wrist. If you are curious to know what this GPS watch could do for you then read my review of the Garmin Foreunner 305 or read about the cons and pros below. I ...

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Garmin Forerunner fabric wrist strap

Replacing the wristband of your Garmin Forerunner GPS watch A friend of mine discovered that you can replace the wristband of your Garmin Forerunner 305/405 GPS watch. He would not have discovered this product if it had not been for his dog having turned his GPS watch strap into a chew ...

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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Book review Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world’s greatest distance runners and learn their secrets. In the process he shows us that ...

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Product review of the Garmin Forerunner 305 sports and fitness GPS watch

The Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver with heart rate monitor is not just a heart rate monitor but also GPS tracker. The watch has an extremely sensitive GPS receiver which provides accurate speed and distance data. Because the Garmin Forerunner 305 has a very sensitive GPS receiver it can track your ...

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Review of the Nike+ SportWatch GPS powered by TomTom

The Nike plus Sports Watch is a running watch which has given Garmin much needed competition With the Nike+ Sports Watch a new player has entered the market for GPS watches in a market where Garmin until now has been dominating. Nike’s product is quite different from Garmin’s products. It is ...

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Tips for your Garmin Forerunner 305

I have used the Garmin forerunner 305 for six months and have some tips that I would like to share with you. 1. Consider buying another wristband for the watch, for example a Velcro wristband which is much nicer and more comfortable than the rubber wristband that comes with the watch. ...

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Garmin Foreunner Software options

In many ways it is the software and what you can do with it and not the device itself that makes the Garmin 305 special. Most GPS based devices dump the data to GPX files and with the data you can do more or less the same things. With the graphical ...

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Garmin Forerunner 305 vs Garmin Forerunner 405

Do you wonder what the difference is between the Garmin Forerunner 305 and Garmin Forerunner 405? You can see the specs below. Besides the difference in design and size the main differences are that 405 has wireless data transfer and a touch bezel. The touch-sensitive bezel controls the most of ...

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Garmin Forerunner 305

Review of Garmin Forerunner 305 sports watch

The Garmin Forerunner 305 motivated me to improve my fitness level This product exceeds my expectations. I have only owned it for two months and already it is proving very useful. After 2 months of watching and analyzing the data, I am now using the gathered information to adapt my training ...

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Garmin Forerunner 305 Review

A GPS watch which stands out from the rest I decided to go for the Garmin Forerunner 305 because it stood out from the rest. It’s not as small as other running watches but it is curved in a way that makes it comfortable to wear. Besides it has a wide-screen ...

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Amy Palmiero-Winters

Amy Palmiero-Winters is born on August 18, 1972.  Palmiero-Winters was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania, and competed in distance and track running from a young age. In 1994, she was involved in a motorcycle accident which crushed her left leg. After three years and 25 surgeries, her leg was amputated below the knee. She was not able to run at all until three years after the amputation. In 2010, she was awarded the James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the United States and the ESPN ESPY Award as the top female athlete with a disability in the world. She currently holds several world records in various track events. Palmiero-Winters has taken part in some of the world’s most grueling races, including the Heartland 100 Mile. In 2009 Palmiero Winters won the “Race to the Future” on New Year’s Eve, beating all able-bodied male and female finishers.

Prosthetic limbs

Palmiero-Winters had prosthetic limbs built to match her ambitions. She heard about Erik Schaffer, owner of A Step Ahead Prosthetics (ASAP) , at a race, and quit her job as a welder in Meadville and moved to Hicksville to train and work for A Step Ahead Prosthetics (ASAP).

Amy Palmiero-Winters on NBC Nightly News 6/16/2010

The 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon in Death Valley. Amy Palmiero-Winters became the first female below-knee amputee to ever finish the world’s toughest footrace. 


Amy Palmiero-Winters Quotes

  • “I race in ultras to help others see what is possible. We all face challenges and we are all given 2 choices – give up or move on and be better in spite of – I choose to be better and help others.”
    by Amy Palmiero-Winters
  • “You are limitless.”
    by Amy Palmiero-Winters
  • “I am most frustrated when.I hear my kids or the athletes I coach say, 'I can't.' I work really hard to show them that they can. The best part of my job is helping someone else reach a personal goal.”
    by Amy Palmiero-Winters
  • “I deal with disappointment by learning from it and moving on. You can't change what happened, but you can use what happened to change what you do next.”
    by Amy Palmiero-Winters
  • “The smartest advice I ever received is not to let the tragedies that occur in your life define who you are.”
    by Amy Palmiero-Winters
  • “Fitness is the foundation of who I am. At every stage of my life, it has helped to shape and ground me.”
    by Amy Palmiero-Winters



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