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What is worse about it exactly? I just updated but havent used it again yet
Gustav Larsson supporter
Did you double check on the watch that the firmware actually updated? Meaning, what version on the watch does it show?
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Thanks, i is really important for some so I am curious. For me, if my pace is that important I just look at splits, however small they may be, but I would not be changing my effort for any pace with in a tenth of a mile, Think that woud screw with my head to much.....Thanks
I imagine for most having that instant pace to adjust for your goals is a great tool. I was just curious so that is why I asked. So thanks again.
I don't want to dissuade you or anyone else from using the features you like. But I think that in the long term, you will be a better runner (particuarly a better racer) if you learn how to pace yourself without the instantaneous pace feature. It is, in a sense, a crutch
Don't get me wrong, I use the Garmin per-mile splits myself in some races. One could say that they are just a less-frequent crutch. So in that sense, I'm a hypocrite. But I also had 25 years of racing in me before I ever even put on a Garmin. I had enough 5ks where I went out like gangbusters so I was forced to learn how to pace myself, even with all the adrenaline flowing, even without a GPS telling me how fast I'm going right then.. If I had had that watch back when I started, I don't think I ever would have learned. Having a less frequent update forces you to pay much closer attention to how you are feeling, because you aren't going to be able to get that confirmation number for another mile. That's a really good thing for your racing.
Learn to stop looking at your watch so much and run by feel. Do you ever see any elite runners looking at the instant pace from their watch?
Most will only have a watch that they have to manual hit the lap button at a mile marker to see how fast or slow they were in the last mile, and compare that to the effort they were putting into that mile. Some days you just don't have "it" and should not try to stay at the pace that you had planned.
I do not think you are using the watch as a crutch. You are using the tool correctly. There was nothing for me to use years ago for current pace, so I learned with different tools, that all.