Should I ? Or shouldn’t I?
Do I go Garmin for the Hever HIM this weekend? I know the Garmin Forerunner 920XT will be fine as will the Garmin HRM-TRI. I have some new apps to try out on the Garmin Edge 820 from XERT that are super cool. The Garmin footpod is a necessity to know how fast I am running. The Mizuno Waverider 19s are probably perfect for this kind of course for me, especially with the elastic laces. Although mine are worn out from over-use!! So I’ll have to go with the Waverider 17s shown (from my year of injury, so they still have 13 miles left in them).
Downsides?: The Edge 820 may well not make and record the whole distance and may require the odd mid-hill reboot.
On the other hand (foot) are the Sketchers GoRun 4. They’re lighter than the Waverider. Not really what I should run in for a HM but they might get me round 13 miles with a bit of luck, despite the somewhat flattened and compressed sole. I like the 4iiii Viiiiva V100 HRM as both a HRM and BTLE-to-ANT signal converter. I’ll be wearing my best and smartest tri-suit so, with style in mind, the Suunto SPARTAN ULTRA could make a first race-debut. Then again I’m supposedly getting the SPARTAN SPORT today which is a bit more sensibly thinner for wetsuit usage. The Lezyne Super GPS is a near no-brainer as it always works.
In reality I’m going to bike with 10s power and instant-HR, so pretty much any cycling computer will give me that info. In reality I can pace a HM by feel. In reality all I do when swimming is record HR and press the lap button at the end. Shoes are more important than electronics so on that note I think the Waverider is probably best!!
Decisions, decisions. What should I do? What do you do?
Actually, 3rd instalment of KUDOS points for anyone who can guess what kit will end up being used. I think I’ve decided.