Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Day 2,229: A new ANT+ stick!

A few months ago, my Garmin ANT+ stick broke. Well the cover on it broke, exposing the circuit board beneath.

I ordered a new one but discovered that just plugging in the circuit board was good enough to download my Forerunner 405 files.

Well, the circuit board finally crashed the other day. I had no idea where the spare ANT+ stick was, it got lost in the move.

So I ordered a new one. It came today. I thought I'd have to pair it with my watch but when I plugged it into my laptop, it found the watch, transferred the data and downloaded it to the Internet.

So now I have a few days worth of logging to do, adding titles to the downloaded courses.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Day 2,225: I've signed up for the Charles Harris 10K!

DECATUR, Ga. -- Today I had to check on a cache in town, so I packed up the kurokitten and we went on a stroll along the PATH trail.
 On the way back, I stopped into the Big Peach store and signed up for the Charles Harris 10K. This will be the fourth year I have run in it. It's very popular with people trying to get a fast qualification time for the July 4th Peachtree Road Race.

I have one more year before my Group A qualification expires. To get it, I had to run a PR in the 2010 Charles Harris race.

This year I am not sure I can do it. I ran a 52-minute 10K in the Eastside Beltline race. After being outkicked near the end of the race, I added a 5.4-mile route as my main training route, eclipsing my older 4-mile routes that used to be a staple of my weekly miles.

So we will see. In any event, it should be a fun race to do!