Discipline: LD/Endurance, CMO, Trail Rider, Cartoonist, Writer, Co-Director/ Green Bean Endurance
Favorite Links for training, gear, and memberships!
- National Association of Competitive Mounted Orienteering
- HOW TO CMO
- What is CMO?
- Old Dominion Endurance Rides
- Renegade Hoof Boots
- Riding vs. Racing a discussion with the Duck.
- Trumbull Mountain's INTRO TO ENDURANCE RIDING
- Principles of Conditioning
- Conditioning the endurance horse by SERA
- Short Article: Feeding & Training the Endurance Horse
- Feeding the Endurance Horse, Swedish Author
- Preventing Dehydration In the Endurance Horse, Ontario Competitive Trail Riding Association
- Jim Holland's fantastic training links here!
- South Eastern Distance Rider's Association
September 3, 2008
The Garmin Forerunner 101...My Virtual Training Partner
I'm waiting on my Garmin to arrive. This is the low end GPS from Garmin that you can wear on your wrist. It tracks your speed, distance, and time. The Garmin Forerunner 101 also offers what is called a Virtual Training Partner, where you can set the speed of your partner, and see if you are ahead or behind at your training pace. I'll set it to the "magic number" of 7.6 and when we are able to beat our virtual training partner, I'll figure we are ready. It may take four weeks, or it could take four months! Another feature are the way points, that allow you to make a simple digital bread crumb map so your can retrace your route if you get turned around on trail. This could be really handy if you miss a ribbon or a turn in unfamiliar territory. I'll need to stock up on batteries as this is not the rechargable model, and requires 2 small batteries which will handle 2-3 training rides max. The final feature is that it saves your ride data, so that it will be available for me to log onto the blog, and keep accurate mileage totals. Seriously can't wait to try it out!~E.G.