10 February 2008
I had my run in Jamindan and tried to use my GF 305 while running along the 2-mile route inside the camp. Although it was raining the whole morning, I made a decision already to run on this day excited to use the GF 305. So, I waited for the rains to stop before deciding to run. I finally started running at 10:47 AM after doing my stretching exercises.
This is the data registered by my GF 305 after running my three (3) laps of the 2-mile route:
Lap # 1
Elapsed Time—17:20 minutes Average Pace—8:40 minutes per mile
Average HR—151 bpm Maximum HR—165 bpm
Average Speed—6.5 miles per hour Total Ascent—725 feet
Maximum Speed—10.9 miles per hour Total Descent—737 feet
Lap # 2
Elapsed Time—17:36 minutes Average Pace—8:49 minutes per mile
Average HR—156 bpm Maximum HR—165 bpm
Average Speed—6.8 miles per hour Total Ascent—345 feet
Maximum Speed—8.1 miles per hour Total Descent—361 feet
Lap # 3
Elapsed Time—16:37 minutes Average Pace—8:18 minutes per mile
Average HR—161 Maximum HR—167 bpm
Average Speed—7.2 miles per hour Total Ascent—316 feet
Maximum Speed—167 miles per hour Total Descent—325 feet
I finished my run with a one-mile slow and cool-down jog. Total distance covered in my run was 7 miles or 11.2 kilometers.
From the GPS readings of my GF 305, I found out that the 2-mile loop I had been running for the past months in my camp in Jamindan is short by almost 300 meters! I had to run an additional distance for the lacking meters and stopped every lap once the GF 305 registers a distance of 2.0 miles! My “soldiers” will have a lot of explaining to do!
Well, to finally validate the accuracy of my GF 305, I need to run along the Iloilo City Oval Track in the next coming days.