27 Feb '13, 2am

5 tips for getting the most out of running with your GPS watch.

Speed and distance monitors have revolutionized our ability to track training. No more guesstimating. We can now know, in real time, how fast we're running, how far we run, and myriad other training insights. As with any breakthroughs in running technology, we need a few rules to get the most from them. Here are my five GPS guidelines. RULE NO. 1: DON'T LOOK Don't look at your GPS for the first 10 minutes of your run. GPS users often start their runs too fast because they let the watch set the pace instead of letting their body settle into it. Listen to your body. Let the pace come to you. Don't force it on yourself early in the run just because the watch says so. And, even when you do take that first peek at your watch, don't surge to hit your intended pace. Flow into your normal pace over the next mile or two. Trust me. You'll feel the better for it. RULE NO. 2: LET THE ...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/race-training/gps-rules?cm_mm...

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