Garmin vs RunKeeper on my iPhone

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Happy Sunday before holiday Monday! My favorite kind of Sunday 🙂

I started the day with a 10-mile run, easy. Had to make sure my heart rate stayed between 139 and 158 bpm. Ten miles because that’s the weekend mileage I should’ve done if I had been following the Half Marathon: Own It plan in Train Like a Mother; 139-158 bpm because that’s Zone 2, according to my new Iron Fit book book – the endurance-bulding one where all workouts should take place.

Done and done. I feel like a fifth-grader who did her Monday homework on Friday evening: nerdy — but happy. And yes, it’s nice to be back on a schedule

On most Sunday mornings, I run at Shoreline Park in Mountain View, over through Stevens Creek Trail in Sunnyvale. That was today’s route, too. Though, if you ask my RunKeeper, I was yet again flying all over the place and walking on water:Luckily for this run nerd, the Garmin was on at the same time, spewing a wealth of live data: pace, time, elevation, heart rate, stock prices, and a bunch of other stuff. I exported the file to RunKeeper later, so I can make a true comparison: That’s more like it. (Though my watch, Garmin Connect and Strava read the data as 10 miles exactly.)

Clearly my phone has a problem – other GPS apps, including Runtastic, Strava and iSmoothRun, get bad readings as well.

Splits for today’s run (schedule said to “finish strong”):Onto more important things:Great recovery food suggestion: beer. Great pre-run breakfast. I call it an SBJBPB sandwich: sunflower butter – jelly – banana on pita bread. Eat at least two hours before your run. Yum!

What’s your favorite pre-run food/ drink? Post run?

4 thoughts on “Garmin vs RunKeeper on my iPhone

  • May 27, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    My favourite pre-run is eithr a bagel/cream cheese or porridge with nuts and raisins. Post run? Seriously anything! BTW….English muffins? Not English.

    Also, thank you for the comment on our Youtube video. Much appreciated!!

    • May 28, 2013 at 10:06 pm

      What?!? Not English? Does that mean that French Toast isn’t French??? Hehe, j/k. (Not to mention, they’re not really muffins, either!! Talk about total deception.)

  • May 26, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I like to eat half an English muffin with peanut butter and sliced bananas before a run. After, I like chocolate milk….and for dinner…pizza and beer, for sure. Oh, and congrats on walking on water. So impressive! Way to over-achieve 🙂

    • May 26, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      Hehe – thanks! Not easy, that walking on water thing! (Love English muffins, but they’re just so small… :))


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