Monday, August 31, 2015

Yet another monthly mileage PR - 379 miles in August 2015


August 2015 was another lifetime mileage PR - the most miles I've run in a calendar month in my life... 379 miles. I am pretty sure this one is likely to stand for ever. I can't see myself running more.

Why?

Because to run 379 miles in a month you have to average...

12.23 miles in a day
85.58 miles in a week

!!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Good Bye dear Garmin Forerunner 301 :(


In April 2005, I bought the state-of-the-art running GPS at that time - the Garmin Forerunner 301. Today, finally after almost 10.5 years I've gotten it's replacement - the Garmin Forerunner 225 (the current state-of-the-art running GPS).

When I got the 301 folks used to ask me that the device was out of amazement - they had not seen such a sophisticated device. Now folks ask me the same question out of bewilderment - they have not seen anyone wearing something so old.

It feels like I'm bidding farewell to a dear friend. A friend who has been with me for 32 marathons and over 15,000 miles. It's been amazingly durable. In fact it's still functional and in some ways superior to current devices!!

The reason I've had to replace this watch is that it was getting increasingly more difficult and unreliable to charge the watch. I already had an incident for RNR Seattle 2015 where I woke up the morning of the race to find the watch uncharged. I could not have a repeat for Chicago!

So goodbye my dear friend - the Garmin Forerunner 301. You have served me well! Here's a toast to my new friend - the Garmin Forerunner 225!!!

Friday, August 07, 2015

2000th mile in 2015

Today morning I covered my 2000th mile of 2015. That leaves me with less that 1000 miles, of my 3000 mile goal for the year, to cover. I'm 24 days and 205 miles ahead of where I need to be :)

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