Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Tweaking

Got the footpod to work better with the 405 this morning by doing three things that I read about while scanning the Garmin forums for answers:

1. Recalibrated it by distance, not GPS, on the actual treadmill where I'm going to be using it most. I came up with a calibration result of 1009, as opposed to 980 something by the other method.

2. Turned the GPS off. Didn't realize you could do this, but I guess it makes sense to do while you're just using the footpod. It's in the GPS menu, which I don't really use otherwise.

3. Jammed the footpod on my shoe in such a way that it wouldn't move or shift at all during my run. Apparently if it moves around at all, it can throw things off.

Anyway, after all that, here's what I came up with:



That's a half-mile calibration, then easy run out to ten minutes, followed by 3 x 5 minute intervals at 6:30 pace with 3 minute recoveries at 10:00 pace, then a 9 minute cool down. Looks about right. I wonder why the lines are still so wavy and inconsistent, though? I'll have to look around the forums more for that. And THEN I'll need to figure out the heart rate monitor...

2 comments:

SnowLeopard said...

This gadget seems to really fit you- it's making you figure it out, and is complicated enough to keep you testing and adjusting to personalize it to your exact running needs. I know how you need another new challenging project every once in a while...

:)

Turi said...

That's funny; you're kind of right about me there. It would be nice if it would just work well right out of the box, though...