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No High-End Watch with PACE / GPS / TIMER? No problem!

The title is only TRUE if you’re just concern with your target time.

If your current watch (i tested this with my watch with the M-dot logo) has an INTERVAL TIMER, you can use this to check your target race pace.

But the trick is not only with the watch itself. You have to calculate first the time you need to accomplish a particular distance.

Let’s say you’ll be running a 5K race and you want to finish it under 30mins. Divide 30mins by 5K, and you’ll get 6mins per 1K. But that’s not under 30mins, right? Then adjust your target time for the last 2K to 5mins 30secs.

Now, you have your time for the following:

1Km – 6Mins
2Km – 6Mins
3Km – 6Mins
4Km – 5Mins30Secs
5Km – 5Mins30Secs

In our example, the 1st interval is the 1Km. The 2nd interval is the 2Km and so on…

Set the watch’s first interval to 6Mins, then set the watch’s second interval to 6Mins and so on…
At the last interval setup, set your INTERVAL TIMER to STOP. This will alert you if you have finished the race under your set time or not.

On race day, be sure to set your watch to INTERVAL TIMER. Press START when your hear the gun start. Your watch should give you a beep/chirp/alarm alert when your timer reaches the time you have set-up per interval.

Of course, once you build up your mileage. You can adjust your watch’s INTERVAL TIME per 5Km, 10Km, 20Km and so on.

By the way… Once you cross a Km marker and you didn’t hear an alert… It’s either you are well above your target pace. Which is good. Or you did not switch your watch’s INTERVAL TIMER ON. =p

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  1. July 14, 2009 at 3:35 am

    Hmmmn, medyo high end pa ito. Mine is just a plain start & stop watch (sigh). But this is a good account, well said.

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  2. Rod
    July 14, 2009 at 5:07 am

    VENER
    idol! with your speed? i think you don't need a high-end watch. =)

    but just in case you're planning to buy an m-dot watch, contact me. maybe i can help in lowering the price. =)

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  3. July 14, 2009 at 5:50 am

    ayus to bro! will save a copy for future reference. thanks thanks!

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  4. July 14, 2009 at 6:06 am

    Magaling ka pala sa math Rod. hahahaha

    This is a great reference for watches with interval timers.

    Salamat bro.

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  5. July 14, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Mahina ako sa Math di ko nagets hehehehe 🙂

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  6. July 14, 2009 at 9:47 am

    nice idea actually! hope this helps others in their trainings

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  7. July 14, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Mr.Rod, nosebleed sa calculation mo!!! Haha! Syempre, di ko nakuha.

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  8. Rod
    July 14, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    MASTER JET
    ayos! hehehe

    DON NEIL
    yun grade 1 kid ko ang nag-compute. =)

    KING LUIS
    di ko alam kung matutuwa ako. :p

    WILSON
    yup! hope it helps. thanks!

    DONA RACHEL
    ayos! palakpakan! hehehehe

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