Navigation helps Ben to relax and recover


2009_RunPicks 045 Garmin-sponsored triathlete Ben Collins shares his training and racing experiences with the Garmin Edge 705 and Forerunner 405.

Last week I was beginning my recovery for the Mooloolaba World Cup so I was able to do a few easy rides around Honolulu with the express purpose of finding great views and sharing time with other athletes around the area. I rode Tantalus with Courtenay Brown, and found out that she is fully capable of making my recovery workout into a not-so-easy tempo session. She dropped me about two thirds of the way up the 8km climb and didn’t even give the courtesy of acknowledging my plea of, “wait for me at the top!”

A few of my more adventurous outings include a run around the endless maze of cane fields on the North Shore of Oahu, and a swim with dolphins at Waimea Bay. And by “with” I mean I could hear them, but never did get close enough to see them despite 20m visibility in the crisp ocean waters. Riding new routes and running through unknown neighborhoods was extremely fun and helped me relax and recover.  I relished in the exploratory opportunities granted to me by my Edge 705 and Forerunner 405 by taking new roads and never having to worry about finding my way home. It was fun.

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