Garmin introduces ridiculous Badge
Garmin’s achievement badges are clearly a great way to encourage and incentivise lots of people. They’re not me but they work.
The latest running badge is far too easy in my opinion.
80 hours of running per month.
So that’s not 80 miles or 80 kilometres and it’s for running not cycling. EIGHTY HOURS of running….in a month. ONE month. Jeez. We all love running but that’s HARD.
You have to question if there is anyone who loves badges who is able to run that much – I’m assuming that badge-lovers generally aren’t elite athletes. For once, I think that is NOT an unreasonable assumption from me?
Even at 10km/h or 6:00/km that’s 800km or 500 miles. And for 5:00/km that’s something like 960km or 600 miles.
Even cheating by incorrectly tagging your runs as rides only make it a bit easier. It’s duration…not distance.