Today at lunch time I went for a very easy run. It will be my penultimate run before Saturday’s whw race. Just one more easy run on Wednesday and that’s me ready for the race.
I spent the run trying to work out whether my Suunto Ambit does record the distance short when it’s on 60s capture rather than 1s. So I ran with my Garmin and Ambit. For the first 3 miles the Ambit was on 60s and it recorded 2.78miles.
Then I ran for 2miles with it on 60s capture and it recorded 1.97miles so a lot closer to the Garmin. One of the reasons I liked the Suunto was the idea of being able to have a 50hr battery life (not that I expect the whw to take that long!).
I asked IT guru Mike about what he is planning to do as he has an Ambit. He suggested a PowerGen Battery Pack so I ordered one and it arrived today.
It has 2 usb outputs so I could rechrage my iPhone at the same time! It will also be really useful when we go on holiday. But for the whw it means that I can have my Ambit on 60s capture and recharge it on the run. I did this for the Garmin but it never quite worked. I’ll have my Garmin as back up in case of problems.
Those who know me know that I like to have a plan! Here is my sub 22hr overall plan ….
I also like to split up each section into mini-sections. So here is section 1 my plan for this year’s whw race.
I have one of these for each section. I’m setting off with a sub 22hr plan which aims to get me to Auchtertyre in 11hrs. If I gain 30mins by the time I reach there then I have a sub 21hr target to switch to. If I’m around 11hrs I’ll stick with my sub 22hr plan.
I don’t know whether this is any use to anyone else but if you would like to have a look at it and even change it to suit you then feel free. If you change the numbers highlighted in blue then overall times and pace will automatically adjust.
I love the fact that there are all sorts of ways of approaching this race. Some runners will not even wear a watch and would hate to have such a detailed plan as mine. But this suits me and I’m sticking with it! The main problem I have is if I fall behind my plan but if that happens I just ditch the splits and my only aim is to finish as best I can.
I decided to use the weighing machine at Bellahouston today after my run to see what my numbers are before the race ….
I didn’t do one of these at the beginning of January which was a shame as it would have been a good comparison. The first one I did was at the end of January and I was 11st 9lbs. I’m sure it’s going to be a real help not having to carry as much weight.
I now have 47 guesses for my ‘Guess My Time’ competition. I’ve been thinking for a while that I should have a little prize that I could give to the winners and I decided to get some key rings made. They should arrive in a week or two.
So the winner of the competition will receive a special winners key ring!! Plus any past winners who would like one can have one as well! You have until Friday to enter.