Monthly Archives: March 2015

Ok so these trainers came from eBay for around £30 delivered, I didn’t want to spend to much on a pair of running trainers if I wasn’t really going to go to far with it, also the fact the rest of my running kit. The previous owner said about they had only been worn and few times and this was true as they seemed like new when they arrived.

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Anyway done a few runs in them now and they feel very nice, I use a pair of Asics Tiger ’86 trainers as my main wearers so like how the brand feels on my feet.

I have noticed that when the ground is a little wet, pavements and road, they don’t seem to be too sure footed but I am happy to continue to use them and will upgrade later on.

So in the early days and the first time I tried my Garmin Forerunner I thought I would just take on my normal walk around town lunch break.

A friend of mine noted that I had done some serious speeding during the walk….

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So having used the Strava App a few times on my phone and never really being too keen on using my phone to track my runs or rides, I decided to get a GPS watch that could track my biking and running.

After a search on Google and then a quick scout on eBay I ended up with an old Garmin Forerunner 305, I then added the bike mount from ChainReactionCycles and I was good to go.

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Unit arrived and seemed to fit nicely on the wrist even with the size of it, which it is a large device that is for sure. I swapped out the standard strap for the quick release kit and then I was able to use the velcro strap which the unit just clips into and then a simple process of just unclipping and clipping the unit onto the bike mount.

Edit – Getting used to the unit now after a few runs and bike trips, I was happy that it did what I needed. (But for how long)