I used to run a lot and there is no stopping in running, even on a three hour run. So I have been very frustrated with both of my Garmin GPS units. On a long ride they pause hundreds of times while I'm climbing at my turtle pace. All those 5 - 10 second pauses eventually add up to several hours of embarrassing "stopped time" on a long Tahoe ride. So I always run the data though Topofusion to get accurate times.
Since the days are getting shorter I had to go back to New Melones, CA, today for the first time since last Spring. Although there are only about 12 miles of trails, they are rolling, and very fast for me. Despite a high over 100 degrees I decided to keep moving and see if I could get more accurate readings from my Edge 800. I put the unit on "record every second" and pause "when stopped." On a nearly three hour ride I only stopped once, for a few seconds to remove some plant material from my spokes. Topofusion says I stopped for 17 seconds, while Garmin Connect said I stopped for about a minute. Much better!
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