To Garmin or not to Garmin?
Workout: Run 3.5 miles/ 35:07 minutes
Lately I have been thinking about GPS heart rate monitors. They are kind of all the rage. A few months ago, my friend Amy, who is new to running but is signed up for the Disney Princess Half Marathon, asked me if I ran with a heart rate monitor and I said no. Then I got Mo just a regular heart rate monitor for his birthday, since it’s been on his radar for a few months now. He feels it is the best way to push himself to quality workouts. It was even a topic of conversation at Camp Sweat a while ago, with fitness guru Jess weighing in on the best brands (Polar, she says).
I knew that if I wanted a new gadget, I’d want a GPS heart rate monitor (hey, go big or go home). I’ve been a bit jealous of Kate and Janae and Monica, who are always posting fancy pictures of their runs on their Garmins. Beauty Against the Beast had a great post on the different GPS watches she is considering.
Seriously. Everyone is talking about it.
I can’t totally decide if I want one though.
One of my favorite things about running is the simplicity. Shoes, shorts, braid, go.
I’ve been running with my watch for over a year now but I went about 5 years running and not timing.
Of course, those were slow, overweight years.
So maybe a Garmin, or other gadget, is a natural step as my training progresses? Not sure yet.
Do you run with a Garmin or other GPS watch? Just a heart rate monitor? Watch? Nothing? Why does that work for you?
Got a recommendation for me?