How To Use Your Watch For Running
Do you know how to use your watch for running? As a runner, using a watch for running allows you to more precisely measure your speeds, lap times, and distances. Of course, you will need a watch that facilitates this kind of usage. Using a watch for running requires you to have a watch that has features that enable you to measure how fast you’re going, how far you’ve gone, etc. It’s possible to use a traditional watch with a clock face on it for at least some of these tasks. However, today’s typical modern watch, even one you can buy for less than $20, comes with built-in features that you can use to these measurement ends. It is, therefore, best for you to select a digital, modern watch for running wearing.
- Select a watch that you can use for running. This watch should be lightweight, durable, and have features that include a stopwatch (with lap speed measurement). Some people today like buying modern watches that have features such as GPS, but you don’t have to lay out that much money just for basic running purposes. Many athletic-wear stores and websites have specifically designed runners’ watches.
- Learn how to use the stopwatch feature on your watch. The manual that comes with the watch will provide you with the instructions that you need. It will probably be easy to learn in only a few minutes.
- Have an idea in mind beforehand what you want to use the watch for. Do you want to measure how fast your laps or miles are? Or do you want to measure the amount of time that you’ve been running so that you don’t over-train?
- Put on the watch and go the spot where you’ll begin your run. When you arrive here, call up the stopwatch feature. As you take your first step, click the button that starts the stopwatch rolling.
- Periodically check your stopwatch in accordance with the way you are using it. For instance, if you’re using it to check sprint times, stop the rolling of the stopwatch the very second you cross the finish line. You’ll have to do this by holding up your wrist that has the watch on it and clicking the stop button just as you cross the finish line. On the other hand, if you want to know how long you’ve been running, hold up your wrist and look at your watch from time to time.
Using your watch to figure out how far you’ve run is a little trickier, unless you have bought a sophisticated runners watch that includes features like “foot pod” or GPS. To use a stopwatch for this, you will need to be an experienced runner so that you know your training mile pace, and know with certainty when you are hitting it. Once you have this knowledge down, you can run at your training pace and check your stopwatch to see how long you’ve been running. Then, you can accurately estimate how far you have gone.