The Mrs. has been hounding me what I’d like for Christmas and I could use some input. I’d originally thought about getting a Garmin Forerunner, but I really have no interest in using a GPS watch at the moment. I like mapmyrun to find out how far I’ve run. I could use a newer watch though. I’m using a Nike Triax Speed 50 that a dog got ahold of. Some of the buttons are missing. It has nearly all the functionality I want, except when doing intervals I have to hit a button for it to stop beeping at the changes. Otherwise, it does what I need a watch to do.
My question is, what are the better non-GPS watches out there? I’m looking in the $60-$80 range.
Secondly, I need to pick something else as well. I was thinking of a new pair of shoes, mine currently have about 225 miles, and by the end of my marathon, I’ll have put on another 400 miles (quite a bit passed the recommended life span). I could also get a pair of trail shoes, and use them for part of my training. I want to get some trail runs in next year so which should it be. Trail shoes, or my normal running shoes?