My Garmin Forerunner 305 came the other day. I am just starting to play with it. I have used heart rate monitors. I have used GPS units. But this thing is so cool to have everything all in one cool unit. And it is cool that I can upload the data and see tons of stats from it on MotionBased.com!

I rode about 15.5 miles, and according to Motion Based, I did over 1200 feet of climbing. I think it was probably a good training ride for my upcoming 50 miler. I did almost a third of the distance, and almost two-thirds of the climbing. I have no problem with the distance. The climbing is what will get to me.

I am planning on using the Forerunner 305 for running as well as biking. I think it will come in handy when I run the Rochester Marathon next month.

Here is a link to the map and stats of my ride on Motion Based:

http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/3559384