1. I ate Trader Joe’s minestrone soup with some added grilled chicken and bread on the side.
2. I was sent a picture of these and I think they would be the perfect running accessory.
3. I was extremely jealous of Kara Goucher’s dinner. I agree with her hashtag and I am glad she refers to sweet potatoes as heaven too.
4. Hung out at my sweet Grandma’s house.
5. I stopped for the good stuff at Maverick. Gas station treats.
6. I heard Brooke continually call her blanket her scarf and wear it accordingly.
7. Of course we snuggled.
8. I was in bed by 9:54 because mile repeats make me exhausted.
I get extremely excited when my watch awards me with a medal and tells me that I set a new watch PR or that I have completed my longest run using this watch. I also think that I will clear out the records at the beginning of each new training cycle so that I can get excited all over again to set distance/speed records:)
Not a sponsored post or anything like that but I just wanted to share my thoughts and some info about this watch:
My first GPS watch was the Garmin Forerunner 305 (which still works 7 years and many miles later) but I have also used the the Garmin Forerunner 10 (great price and does awesome with the basics) and the Garmin Forerunner 405 (Skinny Runner sent me hers… now that is a good friend).
I have been using the Garmin Forerunner 620 for about 2 months now and I absolutely adore it.
-Light. 1.5 oz. I am used to the 305 (aka the computer on your wrist ((I still love it though)) and so I was amazed over how light the 620 is.
-COLOR display and touchscreen. Because I love running gadgets, I get pretty excited about the latest and greatest technology.
-It is able to ‘withstand pressure equivalent to a depth of 50 meters’ which means you could use it for swimming (on the surface at least)! I can sweat all I want with it on:)
-It automatically uploads (with wifi) your runs to Garmin Connect (and social media too if you want) which makes it super easy to keep track of everything. Free training plans are offered with the 620 (and the 220) on Garmin Connect.
-The strap of the watch is extremely comfortable and flexible.
-The ‘Race’ feature. I haven’t raced with the watch yet but I have played around with this feature. This watch has run, ride and race profiles for you to choose from. The race profile allows you to switch around to all sorts of data that you don’t normally need on a normal day of training. When I am racing I like to know every ounce of information that I can get and this feature is pretty sweet to me. Also, with the ‘live link’ you can set it up so that you can be seen by your family/friends which I will definitely be using for races (works as long as you have your phone with you)!
-Charging it is simple. With my 405 it always took me a minute or two to fit the charger into the watch properly but this one is magnetic or something and it takes about 1 second to connect to the charger. The battery life is great on this watch which means I don’t have to remember to charge it very often—> up to 10 hours in training mode and 6 weeks in clock mode.
-It offers cadence and ground contact time which has been super interesting for me to play around with and to help me see where I need to improve.
-The 620 gives me vibrate reminders which is nice because a lot of times my music is too loud to hear the beep… i.e. at each mile it vibrates and shows me the mile time. This has also been great to use for when I program in a workout and get the reminders when to recover/go again for the next interval!
-It takes pretty much no time at all to find and connect to the satellites. My previous Garmins always took a bit (especially the 10) to find the satellites but I haven’t even had to wait for the 620 to connect. This saves me from holding my arm up in the air and jumping in attempt to make the watch find the satellites faster.
-There are a lot of complaints that the watch looks cheap or that it is flimsy but I don’t get the feel at all. The watch is extremely light (which may be why people feel it is flimsy?!) and I love the white/orange color scheme that I picked.
Other cool features that I haven’t tried out yet—VO2 max estimate, race predictor and recovery advisor (it tells you how much time you should take to recover before you do your next run based on your heart rate during your workout).
-Sometimes when I am using the touch screen I have to press it a few times before it registers. This usually happens when my fingers are really cold or my fingerprints must have gone missing for a few seconds. Not a huge problem in my opinion but it does happen sometimes. On most occasions the touch screen is pretty responsive.
-It is pricey. $399.95 ($449.99 with HRM bundle). (FYI many of the same features in the 220 for $150 less)
What GPS watch do you use now? Pros and cons? Which ones have you used in the past?
Favorite running gadget?
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