Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Houston we have a problem

I usually run with my Garmin Forerunner 305 watch. Therefore, when I went to run some intervals today in the St Louis Arch park, I found that the trees were prohibiting my watch from finding a good GPS signal!

Unfortunately, this isn't entirely unexpected based on the picture above. The same thing that makes the park incredible to run in, also makes it hard for the GPS to find a signal - the tree lined paths. These paths almost make a tunnel as you move from one side of the park to the other.

On the bright side, my interval training went OK. Not super great, but still good enough to make me want to continue with it. I'll start to post some of my times, but I tried to run 3 minute intervals of ~7:00 and ~8:30. So far, so good.