Saturday, August 23, 2008

Garmin craziness

I have just got my Garmin to resume transferring data to the computer (at least for the time being), and I've been sitting here looking at some of my past runs. I had to laugh when I got to an entry for Wednesday, July 30. Here is the data....

Distance: 18.23 miles (sounds impressive, yes?)

Total Time: 5:39:35

And here are my "splits":

Mile 1 - 21:01 (2.9 mph - a little slow, perhaps)
Mile 2 - 1:07 (53.1 mph)
Mile 3 - 1:03 (56.8 mph)
Mile 4 - 1:06 (54.5 mph)
Mile 5 - 1:04 (56.2 mph)
Mile 6 - 11:01 (5.4 mph)
Mile 7 - 3:21 (17.9 mph)
Mile 8 - 1:00 (59.1 mph)
Mile 9 - 1:02 (57.6 mph)
Mile 10 - 1:01 (58.4 mph)
Mile 11 - 1:04 (55.8 mph)
Mile 12 - 1:52 (32.1 mph)
Mile 13 - 12:28 (4.8 mph)
Mile 14 - 10:19 (5.8 mph)
Mile 15 - 1:29:16 (.7 mph)
Mile 16 - 22:18 (2.7 mph)
Mile 17 - 3:27 (17.4 mph)
Mile 18 - 2:00:19 (.5 mph)
Mile 19 - .23 miles at .4 mph (35:48)

A careful inspection of the map reveals that I did this amazing "run" beginning at my office, all the way up the old highway to Haggens with a stop at Starbucks, then back into Everett to the Y, a lot of stationary movement at the Y (okay I know that is an oxymoron), back to my house, apparently with an extra loop around the block (I like to do that sometimes to add mileage), then all around my house for the next two and a half hours before I finally shut the Garmin off (or it ran out of battery power!).

4 comments:

Michelle J said...

Yikes, what's up with garmie??

M

Kristin said...

I think it's just me! Somehow I just have started it when I left work, and carried it around with me for the rest of the evening! :)

Michelle J said...

Ok, thats a little funny!!!

Definitely something i would do!!!

M

Terri said...

You must have the Garmin 405? The first night I used mine for a run, I ran "35 miles." Yeah, the first 5 I actually ran, and then I drove the rest. Too funny - the more I read of your blog, the more I see we have a lot of the same habits...ha ha ha