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Discussion: Counting to 25

in: fletch; fletch > 2024-01-30

Feb 4, 2024 9:44 AM # 
MW:
Good memory. I need GPS to be that accurate. I would always lose count somewhere on the way to a number as high as 25. I start wondering, is 16 the lap I’m about to finish or the one I’ve already finished.

I’m doing the Easter family relay with your Mum and Dad. It’s only taken about 40 years to get around to it.
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Feb 4, 2024 6:38 PM # 
tRicky:
I've got a 'track run' option on my Forerunner 55 that just assumes each lap is 400m, though I think it can be adjusted if you are on a different length circuit. Probably won't get much use in Perth with no tracks near my house (that I'm aware of).
Feb 5, 2024 10:32 AM # 
fletch:
I did also have my watch beeping every’kilometre’ so I could work out where I was at accounting for the approximately 420m per lap it assumed I was running, but I did actually manage to get to 25 without losing track.
Feb 5, 2024 10:33 AM # 
fletch:
Trying to keep track of street orienteering controls is where I’m especially bad. My only solution is to hit the lap button at each control, but I regularly miss one (or more) accidentally, so that doesn’t really help.
Feb 5, 2024 6:40 PM # 
tRicky:
I do that too but I don't regularly miss one so on the rare occasion it does happen, I get very concerned that I've come up short!

I dare say my Piara Waters event this weekend will be shortened due to OWA's heat policy, which is a pity as it'll ruin some of the outer options for the long course.

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