It happened today...
my ornery Forerunner 110 took it's final breath before laying itself to rest for eternity.
Seems pretty routine that the damn thing decides to lose it's mind in the last few workouts I'd like to squeeze in before a race. So, it's only suiting that within the matter of days after committing to the Chitown Half Marathon on the 24th of this month that it would feel that this is the perfect time to die completely.
Little did that !*&$%@ watch know that it was only 3 quality workouts away from keeping me a happy lady.
After a day of tinkering with it, looks like there is no hope left and this will be the end of our rather tumultuous relationship.
|Christmas of 2010, when we first "met"|
This was back in the day before I knew that the damn thing was defective...
didn't find that out until the warranty had lapsed.
Can't say that I'm surprised, or entirely broken up about it. The Garmin and I have always had a love-to-hate relationship, and I think that this is probably as good of a time as any for us to cut our ties for a bit. Having already decided that I will be racing this spring without a watch, guess now would be a good time to get used to cruising naked.
Today I ended up bagging the planned workout and just going for a long comfortable run.
Since I still haven't created regular routes in my hood, I strapped on the hubby's 14+ year old Ironman Timex to keep track of how long I was gone.
The poor thing has seen better days.
But it's hanging in there like a champ!
Pretty surprised that a $50 watch that is 14+ years old can outlive a $250 watch.
Makes me angry when I think about it, but there isn't much I can do at this point besides just move on.
By my guesstimation skills, think I made it about 15 miles.
Which would be my longest run since the Chicago Marathon back in October.
Can't say it was the easiest of run, but I made it.
Since my only other timing device is ancient, thinking of getting either just a cheap stopwatch with more than 9 laps like Mr. Chicago Runner Girl's timex does or maybe even purchasing a Forerunner 10. Was really hoping to hold out on the watch until Garmin releases their new "live-tracker" feature on the up and coming Forerunner 220 version. But having some type of timing device would be nice so that I can make sure I'm not overdoing it.
This bod has limits, and unless I'm monitoring things it's really easy to slip into old habits and get a wee bit carried away.
Thoughts on decent stopwatches or the Forerunner 10?