Tuesdays on the Run: Favorite Running Product/Gear

Erika @ MCM Mama Runs hosts Tuesdays on the Run with April @ Run the great wide somewhere and Patty @ My no-guilt life!

This week’s topic is: Favorite Running Product/Gear

Mine is my Garmin 205.

I ran with the Nike Plus sensor on my shoe and my iPod for the first first years.  I even trained with it for my first half marathon.

Then I bought my Garmin 205 right before the day of my first Half.

I know it is BIG but I love it. I don’t even feel it on my wrist.  Someday, it will break and I will have to get a new/smaller model 😦

Why do I love it?

1. It was affordable.  I paid less than $100 for and I have had NO problems with it  in 4 years.)

2. The screen can be split in four so I can see everything I need on one screen – race time, clock time, race pace, race distance (or whatever I choose) without touching a button.

3. It has a very reliable and accurate. I sometimes use my iPhone and many of its apps and none are exact.  They ALL measure less than the actual distance.

4. It can be set to beep for intervals.  It can also beep if you are running too fast or too slow.

5.  The current lap pace pops pops intermittently as you run and at the end of each lap.

6.  It is easy to see your stats after you are done – lap splits, best speed for each lap, calories, etc.


this was my recent 5K PR – walked 3x!

7. You can also connect it to your computer so you can sync it and see even more of your stats.

I know that there are many more features that I don’t use such as the maps and I don’t use it for intervals or any kind of timed training runs (because I don’t do them) but I couldn’t race without it.

Happy Running!  What is your favorite running product/gear?



3 thoughts on “Tuesdays on the Run: Favorite Running Product/Gear

  1. Ooh, I love the four screens! I love my 10, but I’m always paranoid that if I flip between screens I’ll mess up my run stats somehow. Having all four on the same screen would be super nice! Thanks for linking up with us today!


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