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Gotta love technology ... sorta!
On a different (and verrry ironic) note ... after yesterday's post about some of the different information I use to help me with race prep, I got this fantastic message when I opened my "Running Spreadsheet"...
GONE!!! The file had somehow been corrupted and all of my information was erased & was unrecoverable. I've built and modified this spreadsheet since 2008 ... it has over 1000 day's of training in it! Panic! What the ... ! Fortunately, I had it backed-up. Unfortunately, the file had not been backed up for two months, so I'll be re-entering a lot of data this week.
Then this ...
I plug in my Garmin Forerunner to download yesterday's workout and I get an "error message" in Garmin Training Center that tells me the data has been lost, and it can't connect to my Forerunner 305, and I need to call the Garmin 1-800 phone #!!! NO FREAKING WAY!!!
So I called and talked to John (a shout out to John ... great guy and very helpful ... & spoke perfect English). He was able to restore & update the program over the phone. He also helped me with Garmin Connect. It's Garmin's online version of Training Center with a few more bells and whistles than my local version.
Actually, he gave me good tip:
I typically don't delet workouts on my Garmin until I get the screen message, "oldest mile will be overwritten". So I usually have about 3 months of workouts stored on the unit at all times. He said that the more information that was stored on the unit, the greater chance there is of the info becoming corrupt. He said he HIGHLY recommended clearing the workouts fairly often, after I had them stored off-site in Garmin Training Center, or online at Garmin Connect. I told him I had lost quite a bit of data in the past, and he said that was probably why.
What a day! I love technology and gathering data ... but it's funny how completely dependent on it I have become. What's next ... I'll have to go back to a wrist watch, pen & paper? NOOOOOOOOO!!!
... be great today!