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Discussion in 'Events/Competition' started by cewait, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. disney_runner

    disney_runner Mouseketeer

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    Came back to check this list as I'm starting to pack today!! I don't have anything else to add, but thanks for posting it in the first place. I almost forgot the Body Glide.
     
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  3. FFigawi

    FFigawi DIS Veteran

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    One more thing to add to the list: don't forget to delete all the previous history from your Garmin before you head to Disney. You don't want to be halfway through your race and have it stop recording because it's full.
     
  4. Bookwood

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    Wow I have never had this problem- although I don't wear my garmin on every run (never for a half because the HRM strap causes major issues with rubbing) I haven't downloaded info in forever. (when I go it we had such bad dial up it wouldn't do it and I never got in the habit.) Guess I should look all that up now that I have a laptop and 4G. Thanks for the reminder.
     
  5. goofeygirl

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    I am sure I could, but can you buy salt pack or pills at the convention? To be frank I have never experienced leg cramping but the person I am running with does quite often. It got me thinking that since this will be my first Goofy, first full...I want to have it just in case...
    Or can I buy it at a CVS type place? I have never given it too much thought until this.
     
  6. cewait

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    Most folks do not need any additional supplementation above and beyond the electrolytes received through sport drink and fuel. If you do find a white residue on you running shorts after they dry, then you may want to consider a Buffered Electrolyte supplement. Head to your local runner store and pick it up there instead of the expo. If you think you may want to try, then get them today and use them during your run this weekend. Even though buffered, they may still create an issue on race day if taken for the first time.

    You do not want to try table or sea salt without the buffer. That is a quick way to GI or other issues that can crush your day.
     
  7. JeffW

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    Downloading isn't enough, as the watch still keeps your runs in memory. After you download, you need to go in to the proper menu (based on your model of watch) and delete the history. As an example, my 405 will hold 1000 laps in memory. If you have your interval set up to 1 mile per lap, it will probably only complain once or twice a year on you. Inevitably, that complaint will come at mile 2 of your marathon. :mad:
     
  8. cewait

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    I MAY be speaking out of turn because I have not looked at the manual for a while. I know with my 305 and 301(I think the number) I had to clear memory going into a race to assure the unit did not lock up when the history register filled. I am of the thought that the 610 does not need to be cleared; rather, it overwrites the oldest data in the register. That prevents the dreaded lock up mid run. Again, I may be mistaken but I do not remember ever dumping history on the 610
     
  9. KippWade

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    New batteries bought and installed for the HR strap and Footpod :)
     
  10. chris84bond

    chris84bond Earning My Ears

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    I've had my 610 crash twice - once with about 8 months of data on it, and lost my last run ( a half PR ). After a hard reset (normal wouldn't fix it), it lost all data and started over. About a week ago, with 4 months of marathon training, it crashed again and needed a hard wipe.

    While I'm sure my experience is far from the norm, I'd suggest a wipe on it anyways. God knows if mine crashes and I lost the full marathon on it, I'm gonna be a bit mad.
     

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