I'm not one to drill down into details for training and racing. When I'm at an ultra event, incessant beeps permeate the air; Garmin GPS watches everywhere tell their owners that another mile has passed and it's time to take a drink, pop a pill or alter the pace.
I've been around long enough to ferment, but to date I haven't embraced the Garmin scene. It's bad enough that a device on your wrist is telling you what to do. And it's even more of a reach to contemplate master competitor dumping his data off the watch onto his computer...where further paralysis by analysis can occur.
This post is in no way a diss against Garmin. They manufacture wonderful products and I love my Garmin Nuvi GPS car system.
But for someone who has been pushing forward for all these years, more isn't always better. I'm running somewhere between 9-10 miles most mornings and that's the extent of my knowledge. I start my watch, run towards the mountain and 90 minutes later I stop.
Maybe a Garmin is in my future. Maybe it's the next step in trying to keep this game going for another season or two. If anyone has input on life after Garmin, post a comment and we'll discuss.