Garmin 405 Gear Review

Type: Run — Down Memory Lane
Distance: 5.02 miles
Pace: 8:25 min/miles
Time: 42:15
Average Heart Rate: 163 bpm
Average Speed: 7.1 mph

So we are in Dallas and this morning I decided to take my run through my old neighborhood and down to the elementary school that I attended. I didn’t have many expectations for this run and my primary goal for this run was just to enjoy myself. The only other goal I had was not to get lost.

Running through the old neighborhood really brought back some memories of old friends, some who are still here and others who we have lost. It was great to see the house where I grew up and follow the route that I used to take to school. In elementary school it would take me almost half an hour to walk to school and about 15 to bike it. I think I must have spent too much time screwing around when I was a kid. Today I covered the distance in less than 8:30. Amazing. Here is the chart:

I used my Garmin 405 to run with this morning. I love this tool. It is great to be able to strap it on my arm, put on my chest strap and go. You notice the interface is different from the Training Peaks WKO+ software. I don’t love the Garmin Training Center software and I don’t hate it. It is what it is. I wish it did a better job in tracking power, but how accurate would that be? From my numbers, I burned 788 calories on the run. To determine kJ, you use the multiplier 4.184, which means I generated 3,297 kJ on this run. I am not sure how accurate that is. I think the calorie calculation is, but I find it tough to believe that I create that many more kJ running than biking.

Does anyone else have a more accurate way? Am I stuck with calories?

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I have been participating in running and triathlons for 10 years and love the feeling that training provides. You may not agree with me, but you know you just can't look away...