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Garmin Forerunner 305

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Barometric and Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Correction with Cycling Running Skating Global Positioning System (GPS) Data

Congrats to all who are spending plenty of time exercising! Kudos if you do that AND spend lots of time thinking about this while exercising or not. Thinking about exercising is part of actually going to exercise. And any mind game that gets me out exercising is a mind game I like. Also, thinking about scientific and mathematical issues keeps brains exercised along with the rest of the body. If you feel elevation data is irrelevant to your training, you won't want to waste your time reading this article. If reviewing your data informs you and inspires you, read on to see if you agree.

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A Simple Introduction to High Intensity Interval Training for Cardiovascular Fitness

I added a new sidebar section on training and some titles look pretty good, but I did not expect too much when I clicked on the article below from fireengineering.com, but I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, it's a simple introduction, but sometimes that is what we need...simple...not easy...and a reminder that training is how we stay fit, but also how we prepare for a variety of situations, especially athletic events.

Location

Madison, Wisconsin
United States
43° 4' 22.9872" N, 89° 24' 4.428" W
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Athens to Atlanta 2010 Roadskater’s Report: Always an Epic Struggle Before During and After A2A

We passed a church about 20 miles in, whose sign spoke brilliantly for the day and our group taking the epic journey: THE HARVEST IS RIPE. BUT THE NUMBERS ARE FEW. What joy in seeing our friends...if for sweet bright flashes only...what flickering sadness in those not there...with a breath cloud of sorrow for some we never quite had time to closely know, who can never be with us again, mixed with happiness to be so lucky to miss them.  

Locations

Classic Center Theatre
300 N Thomas Street
Athens, Georgia
United States
33° 57' 36.36" N, 83° 22' 21.36" W
Piedmont Park
14th Street at Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, Georgia
United States
33° 47' 16.2924" N, 84° 22' 29.1504" W
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Inline Speedometer Recommendations? Replies by Actual Users Discuss and Review Forerunner 305 HRM GPS

As previously noted, at A2A I was totally unprepared for the scathing speeds most experienced racers attain. I'll do A2A again if I think i can do it sub-6 hours...But I need to know what that speed feels like, and how to work to generated it.

I recently found (duh....) that there are indeed inline speedometers, some of which combine with heartrate monitors. Any recommendations as far as good deals, reliability, and durability go?

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How to Reboot a Garmin Forerunner 305 That Locked Up When Recharging on the Cradle and Won't Power On

The Garmin Forerunner 305 is great. Despite a few weaknesses (calorie count, altitude), it is a great value for anyone who will use the information it provides. It's the best training tool I know of. But on the big day when you want to do an event, it is possible you won't be able to use it (until you read the reset method here). My Forerunner 305 has on several occasions after recharging on the cradle in various situations (charge by AC, charge by laptop USB, charge in the car using a USB cigarette lighter adapter) refused to start.
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Photos, Speed and Thumbnail Maps: Paul's Cycling & Fitness Winston-Salem Tour to Tanglewood Training Bike Ride Inline Skate

Paul's Cycling & Fitness is hit or miss, I guess I'd say, over the years, when it comes to Tour to Tanglewood Training Rides. I have to say it has mostly been a good experience, but with some exceptions that make it hard to get out of bed and go there for the training ride. A few years back, the route was so disappointing we quit early and drove back to Greensboro Country Park to skate. Usually it has just been one or two signs that they don't see this as the same opportunity that some shops seem to.

Locations

Paul's Cycling & Fitness
United States
36° 4' 1.3476" N, 80° 15' 7.2216" W
Lake Tom-a-Lex Rest Stop
United States
35° 53' 20.4864" N, 80° 11' 29.3208" W
Old Thomasville Road, Old 109, Midway School Road
United States
35° 56' 28.14" N, 80° 8' 58.7076" W
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Garmin Forerunner 305 Training Center & GPS Unit Updates, PDF Manual (Edge 305, 705, Forerunner 405)

A recent discussion of calorie counting on the Garmin Forerunner 305 here...

...mentions updates to the firmware in the GPS unit. For convenience, here's a link to a page about the software (or firmware) updates available...

Location

Garmin International, Inc.
1200 East 151st Street
Olathe, Kansas 66062
United States
38° 51' 37.8396" N, 94° 46' 32.916" W
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Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Heart Rate Monitor has a Useless Calorie Counting Feature

If you're in the market for a heart rate monitor and place great value on the calorie counter function, I would not recommend you buy a Garmin Forerunner 305.

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