Friday, December 25, 2009
The 310XT GPS training watch is pretty amazing. Very easy to operate and very customizable. I was close to get the 405CX but after realizing it loses a lot of the features (no map view, 3 data screens instead of 4, 3 data fields instead of 4 per data screen, smaller screen, 8 hours battery life instead of 20), I went with the bulkier but still lighter than my normal watch, 310XT.
I know, this is just a tool that's only as good as the training it will track - it will be my dedication and sweat which will do the most to get me to run a half marathon at a good time. But I am sure it will be a source of help and motivation, especially once the weather improves and I'm actually able to run outside rather than on a treadmill. Until then it will keep track of my heart rate, starting tomorrow with my first interval training.
Now I'm "fully equipped", including my new Asics running shoes and iPod Shuffle 4GB, which is an amazing example of combining minimalism and utility.