I don’t exactly know when Garmin made additions to their Dashboard (so forgive me if I’m a little late to the party), but may I say I’m loving it!
I rarely ever visit the Garmin Connect Center to upload all my data from my watches. I use a Garmin Forerunner 910XT for running and triathlon, while I’ve got a Garmin Forerunner 310XT attached to my Specialized Shiv. Um, yes, I’m a gadget freak, but I’m not very technical nor analytical when it comes to my running data. Sure I monitor my pace, time, and distance during each workout, but I don’t like poring over the numbers, determining how I can improve next race, or noting my PRs (this blog keeps track of it for me.) I have this inane fear that if I did, I’d suddenly get freakishly obsessed with numbers more than the pleasure of running itself.
Anyway, back to the Garmin Connect Center. I was bored to death today, so I decided to finally upload the ton of data on my Garmin Forerunner 910XT. I visited the new Dashboard to find this: a window of your Personal Records! (Now we don’t have to even track it ourselves anymore! How cool is this?)
First I was ecstatic to see my times. Then, upon seeing the dates, I realized I slowed down immensely this year. (What?! No PR for 2012?!) Well, it wasn’t a year where I focused on speed as I got my feet wet with triathlon and managed my Morton’s Neuroma. But, I tell you, this motivated me to rediscover that speed again. Thanks for the help, Garmin!