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GPS Running Watches For Women – Do You Need One?
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Personally, I have been running for about a year now. When I say running, I mean longer distance running. Growing up as a sports freak, with basketball being my favorite sport, the idea of long distance running was never very appealing. Actually, to more accurate, I hated it. Before many runs, I chuckle thinking about it.

I live in a small city of about 100,000 people. The running trails are basically the sidewalk in whatever neighborhood you happen to live in. There is no real need to drive anywhere, since you will get the same scenery. I envy any of you who live in a nice warm part of the country with a multitude of running trails.

One of the great things about running is you can do it anywhere. You don’t need running trails. You don’t need perfect weather. All you need is a little desire and an ok pair of shoes. If you want to keep things simple, get a pair of shoes and get going.

Most of us humans don’t keep things simple, do we? The longer you are a runner, the more stuff you have to buy. We get not one pair of shoes, but three. We buy cold weather gear, warm weather gear and in between weather gear.

One thing I recommend any serious or even semi-serious runner get is a GPS watch. It makes long distance running way more fun, in my opinion. I purchased one about a year ago and just love it. It has the option of logging your runs into your computer for analysis so I can check my mileage, pace, heart rate, etc. for every run. I don’t even know how many runs you can keep in your history, since every run for the past year is there.

Going back a few months and checking your performance is really cool. It usually gives you motivation If you keep up with your training, you are bound to get faster. When you look back and see that your pace has increased by 30 seconds from where it was 2 months ago, it gives you a great sense of accomplishment. If you don’t get a GPS watch, make it a point to document your runs in a log of some sort.

The best thing about a GPS watch is, well, the main feature…tracking where you go. You don’t have to plan where you are going to run. Turn the watch on, hit start and go running. When you have traveled half the distance you want to go, just turn around. Backtrack the way you came and that’s it. I love being able to do that. I end up in a different place every week.

If you are a runner, get yourself a GPS watch. There are models now that only cost about the price of a good pair of shoes, and the watch will last longer than 300 miles. Get one, you won’t regret it. For more information about GPS running watches, check out my website.


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