I got my new running schedule yesterday. I’m currently in week 6 and the new schedule takes me out to week 10. Week 10 takes me to a long run of 6 miles. Yikes!
I’ve been a bit laxed the past week or two and am trying really hard to be more strict with myself.
Yesterday was 2 miles. After work I took the dog out and then headed out. As an experiment, I put my garmin on the strap of my tank top instead of on my wrist. I was attempting to put it somewhere where I couldn’t look at it easily. Good in theory but somehow this didn’t bode well for my satellite signal and it ended up shorting me by about a quarter mile. This really threw me off!
I was on a route i’ve done before and was pretty confident that it was 2 miles round trip, so when I got to what should have been the 1.1 mark and was only around .8, I was confused. It wasn’t a great run for me due to that, but also because my shin pain kicked in. I walked a bit and then managed to run the rest, actually feeling really good around what was probably mile 1.5.
Of course as soon as I got home I went on to mapmyrun.com to check. It was 2 miles, phew.
Since the only thing I did differently was move the watch, I’m wondering if perhaps my big ol’ head blocked the signal. Any thoughts?