This is going to start off as a post filled with complaining.
Garmin, you are a jerk. I made the stupid decision to take Griswold on a walk when I calibrated my footpod, which was my first mistake. It was off by 14%, seriously. The range should be 1-2% to account for inaccuracy with either satellites or the treadmill.
The second mistake I made was one that is proving to become an ongoing battle. When I first went out to calibrate it, I screwed up the sequence of button pushing and it caused my Garmin to freeze. I did a soft reset and started over, did the whole calibration thing, then thought it was kind of weird that my data didn’t transfer, but I didn’t think much of it. Yesterday I got back from the gym and that workout failed to transfer too. A bit of reading suggested a hard reset, so I tried that. However, I should have read for more than two second though before I reset it. In my attempts to recalibrate my footpod again last night, I continued to struggle. I finally got it after a few failed attempts and went in to upload. Failed again. Downloaded the plugin and went ahead and uploaded that way.
And here’s where things get a bit hairy. All my workouts from the last two days that had taken place after the hard reset, which wipes all your activity history from the watch, uploaded too. And the culprit, the corrupt activity causing the grief is there, on my computer screen, starring me down and pointing out my inability to understand technology. I cannot find it in the watch to delete it, which according the Garmin forums would solve my dilemma, but it’s on my computer, laughing at me, taunting me. So a call to Garmin is going to need to happen at some point this week to get this resolved. Otherwise I may develop a nervous tick about my very new and very expensive watch not cooperating.
|I’m glad I thought to grab goggles after I snapped this|
On the flip side, I had a wonderful swim this morning. And I swim like garbage, so take a screen cap of that because you won’t catch me saying it often. Once I got my breathing figured out my swim team training sort of kicked back in and I was able to move through the water semi effortlessly. I need, need, need to keep working on this though. I need to work on bilateral breathing and get stronger so I can swim continuously for long stretches I was doing 50 yards at a time this morning and I need to build this up significantly. But I’m just happy I got in the pool and managed some decent laps doing freestyle, i.e. not loser swimming. I do wish I had thought to hit my lap button though, which I didn;t think about until roughly half way through my workout. So I have no idea how much distance I covered, but I’d guess about 1000-1500 yards.
I will say though, my muscles are supremely confused. My shoulders, back, and arms are already kind of sore, so obviously those muscles have been sleeping since September. Or since I did swim team in eighth grade and I’ve lied about my swimming abilities and cannot explain my ability to complete the swim leg of all my triathlons. Whichever you prefer. But having been a freestyle scoring heat swimmer on said single season of swim team (say that five times fast!), my stroke was at least pretty. And that’s what counts right, pretty strokes? Right? Right.
Also, here’s the code I mentioned I’d be providing. All3sports.com is giving 15% off purchases with the code TRIGC15 through the end of the year, so make sure you either spoil yourself or start Christmas shopping!