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My Running Watch – Garmin Forerunner 405CX
As you may already know, I run with a Garmin Forerunner 405CX which I love dearly. It’s proved to be such an inspiration for me.
It cost around £180 back in December 2010 and ever since then I’ve taken it out on ever run that I’ve went on. I’ve programmed it to show my time, mileage and my average total pace for the run. When I had it set up originally, it would show my current running pace which isn’t as helpful if you’re running longer distances.
I hate the bevel on the Forerunner 405CX. Whenever it starts raining or when my sweat hits the watch, the moisture triggers the bevel to switch over to another screen. This is infuriating if I’m trying to accurately monitor my pace and distance.
The only way around this is to lock the bevel before running. You can do this by pressing the Start/Stop and Lap buttons in together before starting a run.
I’d love to get a new watch at some point in the future. The Garmin Forerunner 305 will be my next buy I think.
My Running Shoes – Nike Lunarglide 3+
I am fond of the Nike Lunarglide range of shoes. They may well look awful in all of their fluorescence but they are comfortable as hell and that’s what matters! If this was a style contest I’d go out wearing Converse shoes and come back with 2 broken feet after each session.
The only downside to the Nike Lunarglide range is their durability. I’ve found that they tend to last between 300 and 500 miles before the sole wears out.
My Brooks Adrenaline shoes weren’t as comfortable to start with but they lasted for over 1,000 miles. I’ve stuck with the Lunarglide range as they are cheaper than Brooks.
My Running Clothes
In terms of running clothes, I’ve ran in the same old Ino-V8 trousers that I purchased in 2010. I must have ran at least 2000 miles in the things.
They smell to high hell.
I will wear anything as a running top. I don’t have a preference, as long as it isn’t nylon. Nylon running tops tend to attack my nipples and I could do without bleeding all over the place whilst out running.
I was joking with a friend that I should go out and run half marathons wearing this shirt for a laugh.