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Old September 2nd, 2019, 02:20 AM   #241
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98.8 miles for August according to my last GPS standing. Had a handful of unofficial miles as well so well above 100. Also broke 1000 for the year of RECORDED miles. As I mentioned in my last post, I am getting less concerned with the count knowing my GPS will fail very soon and likely not replace it anytime soon.

Weather is starting to break. I skated every day last week of August and first week of September looks to be rain free. At....LAST! So tired of the heat AND storms.
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Old September 3rd, 2019, 02:58 AM   #242
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98.8 miles for August according to my last GPS standing. Had a handful of unofficial miles as well so well above 100. Also broke 1000 for the year of RECORDED miles. As I mentioned in my last post, I am getting less concerned with the count knowing my GPS will fail very soon and likely not replace it anytime soon.

Weather is starting to break. I skated every day last week of August and first week of September looks to be rain free. At....LAST! So tired of the heat AND storms.
What's the issue with the GPS?
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Old September 3rd, 2019, 03:25 AM   #243
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Things heated up in July:

Hiking Totals
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Activities 2
Total Distance 16.81 mi
Max Distance 8.44 mi
Total Activity Time 5:33:17 h:m:s
Activity Calories 1,381 C
Average Speed 3.0 mph
Max Speed 6.0 mph
Average Heart Rate 104 bpm
Max Heart Rate 144 bpm

Scooter Totals
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Activities 8
Total Distance 14.55 mi
Max Distance 4.36 mi
Total Activity Time 2:00:31 h:m:s
Activity Calories 1,150 C
Average Speed 6.9 mph
Max Speed 17.0 mph
Average Heart Rate 123 bpm
Max Heart Rate 157 bpm

Skating Totals
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Activities 26
Total Distance 455.17 mi
Max Distance 60.98 mi
Total Activity Time 42:05:31 h:m:s
Activity Calories 14,373 C
Average Speed 10.6 mph
Max Speed 34.9 mph
Average Heart Rate 116 bpm
Max Heart Rate 169 bpm

Total Totals
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Activities 36
Total Distance 486.53 mi
Max Distance 60.98 mi
Total Activity Time 49:39:18 h:m:s
Activity Calories 16,904 C
Average Speed 9.4 mph
Max Speed 34.9 mph
Average Heart Rate 116 bpm
Max Heart Rate 169 bpm
August cooled down a bit due to race interference


Hiking Totals
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Activities 1
Total Distance 8.94 mi
Max Distance 8.94 mi
Total Activity Time 4:24:43 h:m:s
Activity Calories 836 C
Average Speed 2.0 mph
Max Speed 13.3 mph
Average Heart Rate 95 bpm
Max Heart Rate 141 bpm

Scooter Totals
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Activities 4
Total Distance 4.03 mi
Max Distance 1.23 mi
Total Activity Time 37:33 h:m:s
Activity Calories 455 C
Average Speed 6.4 mph
Max Speed 10.3 mph

Skating Totals
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Activities 27
Total Distance 403.79 mi
Max Distance 60.97 mi
Total Activity Time 36:53:45 h:m:s
Activity Calories 14,016 C
Average Speed 10.9 mph
Max Speed 35.5 mph
Average Heart Rate 120 bpm
Max Heart Rate 172 bpm

Total Totals
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Activities 32
Total Distance 416.76 mi
Max Distance 60.97 mi
Total Activity Time 41:56:01 h:m:s
Activity Calories 15,307 C
Average Speed 10.0 mph
Max Speed 35.5 mph
Average Heart Rate 119 bpm
Max Heart Rate 172 bpm

August was off a little but I still cleared 400 miles. This was mostly due to Rollin' on the River. I usual Sunday workouts are longer, sometimes much longer than a Marathon so most races actually reduce my mileage. Race performance was also a bit off but that was a Murphy's Law sort of thing. Details in the race report which I will post soon. It is pretty much done but I'm hoping for a good cover photo and I have seen very few photos from the race at all.

I also missed one commute due to an early meeting at work related to a reorg. Work turmoil has been a major distraction this year.

I skated 80 miles yesterday in a workout that was more gruelling that I expected. But that will be in the September update.
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Old September 4th, 2019, 01:24 AM   #244
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What's the issue with the GPS?
I had two of them The new one won't hold a charge so I pretty much have to make certain to charge it just before I use it making afternoon workouts interesting challenges. Also this GPS was a watch and the whole case is cracking (plastic) and the band is broken off. Fixed this by grinding all of the band attachments off and using Velcro (R) to my wristguard instead.

The old GPS took FOREVER to link up with satellites. Most days I would finish my entire commute before it found even one satellite. It does not like finding satellites once I am moving and I ain't standing in the sun for 20 minutes waiting on it. So finally I just spiked the thing on the tarmac and shattered it, which was the most gratifying thing I did that week.

When the remaining GPS dies I likely will not replace it. My mileage is very pedestrian these days anyway. The new job is great but much more physical and in the weather all day so getting MORE heatstroke after work is often not attractive. Today was 104F when work let out at 3:30 p.m. for instance. Yet I still managed 10.4 miles in three sessions: 2.4 to work, 2.3 lunch skate, and then added a few laps in the park to get my 10 on the way home.
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I had two of them The new one won't hold a charge so I pretty much have to make certain to charge it just before I use it making afternoon workouts interesting challenges. Also this GPS was a watch and the whole case is cracking (plastic) and the band is broken off. Fixed this by grinding all of the band attachments off and using Velcro (R) to my wristguard instead.

The old GPS took FOREVER to link up with satellites. Most days I would finish my entire commute before it found even one satellite. It does not like finding satellites once I am moving and I ain't standing in the sun for 20 minutes waiting on it
In my experience with mostly Garmin units, GPS never syncs reliably while moving. This is OK for the morning commute. It syncs up in the time it takes me to get out the door. It isn't so much fun in the evening though. The metal office building blocks the signal. I have to stand around in the parking lot for a minute or two with the watch clearly pointed at the sky, to get it to sync.

Is the problem that it doesn't hold a charge or that isn't charging reliably? My current Garmin 920 is finicky about making contact with the charger. I have to do a simple cleaning of the contacts almost daily. If I don't, I will go to grab the watch in the morning and find that, instead of charging overnight, it has discharged during the night. The 305 was worse. The contact problem was inside the watch made worse by failing glue.

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