The Fairest Week In Review: 1/31

Kuzco crying

Oh my God, this workout log is so boring. WINE & DINE WILL NEVER COME, I JUST KNOW IT. *sobs dramatically*

Sunday | ran 10.26 miles outside in 1:45

Monday | walked 2.35 miles outside in 40 minutes; 65 minute ballet class

Tuesday | ran 5.24 miles on the treadmill in 60 minutes
Stupid rain ruining a perfectly reasonable running temperature. šŸ™

Wednesday | ran 5.21 miles outside in 55 minutes
Well… it didn’t rain.

Thursday | walked 2.06 miles outside in 35 minutes; 65 minute ballet class

Friday | ran 5.18 miles outside in 55 minutes
So cold my phone died at mile 3. šŸ™ Clearly I need a new battery…

Saturday | rest

So you may recall that I have been deeply suspicious of my GPS watch’s reports for some time now. I like to think I am indeed getting faster, thanks at least in part to increased training outside on hillier terrain, but some of my data seemed almost too good to be true. When my watch tallied well over 28 miles during theĀ WDW Marathon, I decided some research was in order.

I ran across a post on the Garmin message boards that suggested many things, some of which seemed too technical for me to get into. But if you’re running across a similar problem, the two primary steps I took were a) make sure you regularly sync your watch on the computer and get all the latest software updates and b) once your watch gives you the satellite connection all-clear, DON’T just take off – give it a minute or so. Stretch or something. Let it ponder.

Maybe these are completely obvious and I’m just an idiot, but I think the last couple of runs have seemed to garner more accurate data. I’ll continue to keep an eye on it.


–Ā run geek rundisney covers Athlinks, a race results aggregator. I tried it out and it’s pretty fun so far if you like looking at your own stats!
–Ā Just Me & My Running Shoes offers a glimpse of runDisney’s kid races. Call me when they start a puppy bowl.
–Ā easyWDW reviews WDW’s Disney After Hours hard ticket event.
–Ā Disney In Your Day scrutinizes FastPass priorities at WDW.
–Ā The Main Street Gazette attempts to pin down Disney parks’ powerful emotional hold on us.

–Ā Disney Nerds checks out the food offerings at Shanghai Disneyland.

Don’t forget, you canĀ follow FRoA on Twitter @fairestrunofallĀ andĀ on InstagramĀ @fairestrunofall. If you have any questions or thoughts, leave a comment or emailĀĀ See ya real soon!

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