Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Easy hour

The weather is getting cooler and I'm on my way out of my funk. Got out for an easy hour this morning (7.47 miles). Felt a little creaky from the days off but not too bad. HR 136.

I thought my Garmin was dead for the past week. But it turns out it was just a dirty battery connection. I forget which blog I read this on, but the Garmin connectors get a little dirty or something from the sweat of your arm. Give them a good scrape (I used my fingernail) if the unit won't charge. It worked.


Blogger Mark said...

thanx for the tip on the Garmin as mine has been going haywire for the past month to a point I don't use it anymore, I'll give it a try and let you know

8/15/2007 8:12 AM  
Blogger Marc said...

Nothing like the coming of Autumn to bring oneself back from the brink. You know you are a Mainer when you get into a funk in the summer.

The post about the Garmin was on Jamie's blog:

8/15/2007 8:32 AM  
Blogger Mark I. said...

It might have been the article I wrote on Complete Running for my Polar monitor.

A very effective fix is to put a dab of electrical grease on the contact points. Here is a link to the stuff I'm talking about:

I picked some of this stuff (not this brand) up at Home Depot. Since using it, all my connection problems have been solved.

Great job on the running, Coach!

8/15/2007 10:45 AM  
Blogger Love2Run said...

Well at least your Garmin is still alive. I was getting worried about you! Boyden on Sunday ,regular loop, fast (last hour) finish?

8/16/2007 7:00 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

You can get velcro straps for the Garmin which also cover and protect the contact points. I don't have one yet, but a couple of running buddies of mine do and it takes care of the problem.

8/18/2007 7:07 PM  
Blogger Ruslan said...

Ha, Andrew - it is absolutely the same here: if the unit won't charge or won't transfer data to PC I scratch those copper look spots on the back of my Tool, it happens once per three weeks or so

8/22/2007 7:26 AM  

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