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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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How to make fast running in winter bearable

Doing intense speedwork in cold and snowy weather will give you an edge when the spring racing season arrives.  But don’t just repeat your warm-weather workouts but make some adjustments to reap the most from your wintertime efforts.

Winter training demands flexibility

Remember that winter training demands flexibility. Postpone workouts if the weather is too bad. When deep snow makes  long intervals impossible, run hills to mimic the intensity. Run up, jog down, and repeat.

Turn up your warmup

Start with a jog that accelerates to tempo pace for the last two minutes, then continue with dynamic stretches and drills like butt kicks, skipping, and high knees.

Ease into speed

In wintertime even after a vigorous warmup, your muscles will still be cooler than in summertime. Colder muscles raise your injury risk. Start with a tempo run of 10 to 20 minutes, or alternatively long intervals of 5 minutes or more, and gradually transition to shorter, faster repeats. Save all-out efforts for last, when your body temperature is highest.

It is the effort that matters, not the pace

When conditions force you to run slower do not look at your watch. Knowing your pace can be demoralizing, thanks to slippery footing and/or your five layers of clothing. If your plan calls for 800-meter intervals at 5-K race pace, aim to run a 5-K race effort instead. And don’t  worry about the exact distance, if you’re within 10 percent, you’re fine.

Keep the hot/freezing effect to a minimum

Do not alternate periods of all-out running with complete rest causes big swings in heat production. Keep the hot/freezing effect to a minimum with gradual shifts between easy jogging, moderate running, and hard running. Leisurely stretching and walking between strides is fine in June, but not in December so stay in constant motion.

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