.Don’t get us wrong, in most cases you’d have to pry our gps watch out of our hands as we love it so! It’s a fabulous tool, and as a coach, I rely on the data athletes provide me through their GPS watches. Pace, distance and time are just the basics that I look at. With some of the newer watches, we can look at running metrics, swimming or cycling data and even effort if you are using a heart rate tracking feature. All of these things provide valuable bits of information.
And we all know, if you don’t record a workout with your watch, it didn’t happen, right?! LOL!!
A GPS watch is just a tool but I often see athletes fall into the trap of letting the GPS dictate workouts which can hinder an athlete from developing much needed skills. That’s right! There are pros and cons to our magical watches and there are some skills you need to develop to run your best.
What can you do to use your GPS tool wisely and not let it use you and hold you back?