Your Garmin Isn’t Accurate (but you already knew that)
I’m addicted to my Garmin.
From last September until April 2012 I ran Garmin free, but now that marathon training has taken over my life, I can’t imagine training without it.
I still race and run mostly by feel, but those numbers that flash on the screen of my trusty running companion often determine how I feel about my running performance and dictate my goals for the marathon.
I know that when running a race with a time goal in mind, that in order to achieve my goal I’ll need to average a pace that’s faster than the one that is shown on my watch.
However, I don’t think I realized just how inaccurate of a training tool it’s been until I ran side by side with Lora on Sunday. Here are our individual Garmin stats in a side by side comparison:
Are you dependent upon using your Garmin to achieve your time related running goals? Are you surprised by the significant difference between our two watches?