playing with the garmin 405 data, trying to find the best software to use. all require a workaround, because garmin didn't develop the 405 with the mac in mind, so for the time being i'm downloading to my roommate's laptop, then transferring the data. have tried garmin connect...it's pretty cool, and free. now i'm test-driving ascent, which is much cooler, but costs $40. i'm doing a free trial. i'm not sure what i can do with all this graphing, considering i'm a recreational runner/cyclist that aspires to mediocrity and middle-of-the pack finishes. but, the graphs look cool, and i was a math major, so graphs should be appealing to me.
here are 2 recent runs. the first is the 4th of July race, where we had decent running conditions (as good as they get in july in the desert) ...the red line is heart rate and the green line is pace...they're both pretty consistent throughout the race, signifying that i gave a solid all out effort for the entire run.
this is the run from last tuesday, a miserable morning with high humidity. you can see the red and green lines are divergent, signifying a horrible run. in fact, you can see where the run went to shit...at the 1 mile block, the lines cross converge. that was the cross-over point...the point during the run, when i realized it was a bad idea.
what kind of conclusion can i draw from these graphs?....running in 100F+ temps and high humidity sucks.