Monday, October 1, 2012

If Garmin says I didn’t run, did I run?

Have strong jawline, will travel

This Sunday I did something that I rarely do. I wore a shirt while I ran!  Of course, the only reason that I would wear a shirt when it is above 50 degrees? I ran with other people!!  Real live humans – as opposed to running with a blogger buddy in my ear via a podcast.  (Update: Oops, as I think about it, I put my shirt on AFTER I ran. Dang)

As my last “long” run before the St George marathon, this weekend I was scheduled to run 10 miles.  Since I wasn’t as concerned about running a specific pace or distance necessarily, I made arrangements to run the first hour or so by myself and then meet up with my runner buddy Jeff, and run another 2 or so miles.  It was a blast.  We talked about what I assume all people who run in groups talk about:

  • Upcoming races
  • Booty shorts
  • Family and kid goings on
  • The Triathlon group that ran by and how fit they were in their stupid sports bras and pecks bouncing and fancy expensive shoes and....bastards

Running with others was fun, as opposed to when I run alone 95% of the time – where my witty remarks go unappreciated and no one is there to hear me chatter.  The tragedy!  It was a great run. I ran the first half of my solo time easy and the last half progressively faster – to the point of getting down around 6:40 or so per mile.  Afterwards we met up with another runner friend, Suzanne, and all had coffee.  Good times were had by all (Sunday Church social style)

At one point we were talking about running and I realized that I forgot to stop my garmin after the run.  Annoying, as it showed a pace 3 min slower than I know that I had ran.  But, that was ok... I stopped it said a bit of a swear that my perfect data was going to be quirky.  It was only when I got home that the true issue presented itself.  The “history” of my run was nowhere to be found.  IT WAS LIKE THE RUN DIDN’T HAPPEN!!!???  Of course, I do what everyone does when something bad happens to them – I took to twitter to complain about it.

I was offered a few good suggestions on what the reason could be, but none of them worked.  But then....a few people started to suggest some things that really sounded like they could be true:

Oh crap, I think he is right!!!

Hmm, this doesn't help my data issue though.
 Funny? Yes. Sort of like getting kicked in the junk w/ a baseball bat is funny when you tell the story.

 I should be a detective. Like Maury Povitch! I basically figured out his paternity. 

Has this happened to anyone else?  Runs just disappear from the history when you try to sync?  Halp!?



Jamoosh said...

So I assume we will be seeing the requisite pre-marathon fashion post where you model said booty shorts you are wearing for your upcoming marathon?

Megan said...

I was thinking about this the other day. I know no one would make me prove my runs, but what if, out of the blue, they did? And my Garmin didn't have the data?! Life would be over. Or I would just go complain to Twitter.

Adam Ricklefs said...

I wish there were a way to like comments on here.... because I would like the shit out of Jamoosh's.

2 Slow 4 Boston said...

I have a few posts of mine that I would like to click delete on and pretend they never happened.

Char said...

i left my Garmin on yesterday when I'd finished my run. Didn't realise until it beeped about 400m down the road. And I'm taking that extra 400m. After all it's all there on my magic watch.

Kate said...

It happened to me once. I was very sad. In my case, it had to do with my stupid computer having issues connecting to the DSL. Or something. I'm no IT guru.

Anonymous said...

Mine "ate" my final 20 mile run from the weekend. I promptly went in to the agent software and set it not to auto delete after syncing. We'll see how that works on Tuesday.

Gracie said...

I need to start actually using my Garmin... said...

Sometimes my Strava app will tell me it's found a GPS signal but then lose it half-way through. One time, my 11-mile run turned into a 1-mile - I don't know, crawl? - that took me an hour and 15 minutes.

Sue's Ramblings said...

Nope...and hopefully never! I'm a numbers person and beat myself if I didn't hit in-my-mind-only target. Managed to get the data yet?

Rebecca said...

Hubby and I share the Garmin. Usually he takes it when we run at the same time, but today he let me have it. Sadly, I couldn't see in the pre-dawn dark and I didn't push start hard enough to actually start. Didn't realize it till 2/3 of the way through. So it says I only ran a slow 1.43 miles. Sigh.

Christina said...

Is Jeff wearing the same green shirt as in other photos?