Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Gadget Girl Is NOT Happy!

First, I had an appointment to have my VO2max measured this morning at 8am. I had to be fasting which is hard for me because I eat breakfast first thing out of bed. I’m also NOT a morning runner so I was a little concerned about my performance. I get there at 8am and wait until 8:30 but the guy stood me up! I was disappointed! He apologized later and we’ve rescheduled for next week.

Yesterday, my new heart rate monitor flipped out and the screen went blank. I had to return it to the store where luckily they had another one to replace it. So as I set out for my C25K W5D2 today (which includes two EIGHT minute runs!), my new new HRM was reading 92% after my first run. Well, it was tough, but not THAT tough! And it read in the nineties several times so I’m not sure I trust it. I’ve rechecked all the settings and everything seems right.

To top it all off, my iPhone was freaking out. It randomly stopped the music and went to Voice Control which I had to cancel in order to get the music playing again. Then the music started randomly fast forwarding. I finally gave up and turned it off. Luckily, I was done running and I just walked the rest of the way home.

I love my gadgets, but they make me INSANE when they don’t work right!!


Irish Runner said...

I hear you! I've been training with a Garmin 305 for years now, and upgraded it to a 310xt at the RnR Seattle Expo - and then it died within two months. There tech support is quite good though, but it's up to me to send it back to them for repair/replacement (all my fault because I keep forgetting.)

Hope things start working right soon!

~cheers, Irish

Brian, the old man said...

I can understand your frustration. I hope things go better next time. Have a wonderful weekend.

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