Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Is Garmin Making Anyone Else Crazy?????

So I'm not the fastest runner out there.  Heck, my children chuckle when I mention how 'fast' I ran on any particular run....'speedwork' - I'm trying but my fast is not many other people's fast. Nevertheless, I am a slave to my Garmin and in an effort to run 'fast' (for me), I have been following my coaches training plan and trying to execute each run like I'm supposed to.  I can feel that 4:20 within my grasp. I am proud of what I have been able to do so far.

So let me just say that when Garmin Connect 'updates' and 'improves' their site and it results in my hard-fought threshold workout (with some paces in the 8's!) showing up as an overall 18 (WTF?) minute pace, you can imagine how choked it makes me.  It turns out that Garmin is having 'a little issue' with moving pace versus elapsed pace.  You see, at the end of the meat of my run I stopped in at the gym to take part in a strength training class. I did that for an hour and then ran the mile home afterwards.  Of COURSE I restarted my Garmin for the mile run home! It's running. It counts.  But even though everything looks fine on my watch, it uploads as only elapsed time now.  IT IS MAKING ME NUTS!  I don't always stop my watch during my run, but I do occasionally hit a long red light or need a pit stop.  Maybe some of you keep your watches running, but i don't.  Am I cheating in some way? I didn't think so.

I hope they get this fixed.  I understand from the forums they are working on it.  In the meantime I have to edit any run that I didn't run continuously.  This is very frustrating.


Michael said...

I hate when Garmin updates anything...it's like they test nothing, it is usually a disaster. I am very, very afraid of this "new" version they are rolling out soon. I've seen the preview and it looks awful. They have a wonderful product, but the software leaves a lot to be desired.

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I haven't been on the Garmin site for months, now I really don't want too! I hate when they do stupid things like that!

Frickin' Fabulous at 40 said...

Brace yourself...I have NEVER been on the website!

Nelly said...

I have a garmin 405, and recently tried to upload all of my recent runs to my garmin connect account, and it was almost impossible for me to do that - ugh. Eventually I found a way, but it was very difficult. I basically only use my garmin watch to track stuff whenever I run, but I don't do too much analysis on it after the fact. I guess I want to avoid downloading it to my computer if at all possible since it was such a hassle last time.