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Jim Cyr
I live in a city where they used to roll barrels of ale down a hill to stop a riot.
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You can setup interval workouts on the garmin forerunner 35 like speedwork or other type of interval workout while running or biking.


1. Start an activity by selecting an ACTIVITY PROFILE.
2. select RUN MODE then select INTERVALS
3. You can do the workout that was previously created or you can EDIT your own workout.

You have a number of steps to pick from.

If you select INTERVAL, you wil be able to choose either DISTANCE, TIME or OPEN for this step.

Once you have added you workout steps, simply go back and you will be able to start the activity with the intervals specified.

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You can setup virtual pacer on your garmin forerunner 35 so that you can help you keep pace on your run activity.


1. Start an ACTIVTY and Choose a Profile.
3. Specify the pace

Once done you can hit BACK and start your activity. You should get an alert whenever you are not on pace, ahead or behind.

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In this video, I'll show you how you can setup run/walk training on your garmin forerunner 35 or commonly known as 10&1's training.


First you need to start an activity on your garmin forerunner 35 and select an ACTIVITY PROFILE like RUN OUTDOORS.

Hit OPTIONS and select RUN MODE. Select RUN WALK

From here you can setup the time for your run interval like 10 minutes.

After setup the walk interval like 1 minute. Once setup, you can hit BACK and start your activity. The screen will show you 10 / 1 until you change it later on.

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You can turn off the GPS on your Garmin forerunner 35 by selecting one of the activity profiles and going into the run options.


RUN INDOORS, CARDIO and WALK are the profiles where you can turn off the GPS. The speed/distance will be based on the accelerometer which is self calibrating. However you need to do some outdoor activities to calibrate it.

I recommend doing outdoor run/walk for 20-40 min in order to get a good measure.

1. Start by clicking on RUN button, choose RUN INDOOR, CARDIO or WALK

2. Press DOWN for OPTIONS then choose USE INDOORS

You will get confirmation that the GPS will be turned off. and once you start the activity you will see the GPS status icon will be int he off position.

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In this video we will look at the Run mode on your garmin forerunner 35. This is where you can switch from a free or open run activity to a run/walk or interval workout. This is where you can also setup virtual racer when you want to run at a certain pace.


1. Hit the RUN button, then select a activity profile, like run outdoors.

2. Press DOWN button to get into the options, then select RUN MODE

You have a number of modes to choose from


FREE mode is the default option. Whatever you select will remain active until you choose another mode.

Once you've selected the run mode, you can hit BACK and start your activity.

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Here's a quick video how you can get started quickly as you unbox your new garmin forerunner 35 running watch. Out of the box, or during unboxing, you will have only the device and USB charging plug.


I recommend you fully charge the device first, use this time to install on your smartphone garmin connect mobile or garmin express for your desktop.

Once fully charged, turn on the device and from here we have the setup wizard. This is where we can specify language, units, clock and basic user profile. I usually skip the user profile since it will get replaced by my profile on garmin connect.

Note that you can skip pairing to your smartphone for later. We will cover this in a later video.

Once you have completed the wizard, go outside and hit the RUN/ENTER button so that the GPS can get a signal (if you selected a activity profile) and update your clock time. If you have the device on your wrist you will be able to monitor your heart rate.

After a few minutes, the watch will beep & vibrate and you will be ready to start your activity.

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In this video, I'll show you how to create a 5k running course or route by using your smartphone and Garmin Connect mobile app. Lets say that we are going on a business trip to Boston and need to do a 5k run while there.

We used to have to do this using the web desktop version of Garmin Connect, but as of the September 2017 app update, you can do this using your smartphone and garmin connect app and then transfer to your garmin forerunner or fenix.

We can use Garmin Connect to generate a route based on activities from other users who upload publicly to garmin connect.

1. Tap MORE | COURSES. Tap on the + to create a new course
3. Wait for Garmin Connect to generate a course route.

From here you can tap on the options icon and specify either kilometer markers overlay, change direction, distance, privacy and name of the route. You can even add course markers like water stops or other types of points along your course route.

4. SAVE and SEND your course to your Garmin Forerunner or fenix.

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Labour Day is a busy time of year at Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia. It is one of the last weekends to enjoy summer like weather in the backcountry. As a result a good chunk of the backcountry sites were occupied as many were opting to canoe camp across a few sites.

So I opted for a day trip of paddling starting at Portage Q at the Big Dam parking lot. The game plan was to make it as far as Portage S, or to Frozen Ocean lake.

The morning was cold, 11C with stiff winds. Getting to Portage took a little over an hour. Portaging to the start of Still Brook took another 30 minutes.

The brook was sheltered so I meandered along another hour to reach Portage S. Campsite 5 was nearby however, pretty much every site I passed was occupied so I found a stump to enjoy some lunch and wait for another couple that were having their lunch at Portage R before attempting the brook.

At this point, I had a little over 8kms on my Garmin inReach Explorer Trip Odometer. It was time to turn around.

Luckily the sun had come out and the wind started to die down.However there was enough wind in my back to cut off 45 minutes, which was good as Portage R felt longer as my arms were getting tired.

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I finally got time and the weather cooperated that I decided to drive up to Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia to do some paddling. My timing was apt as there was a learn to paddle weekend going on, so lots of people out of the water.

If you remember, I had bought used an Ocean Kayak Malibu Two tandem kayak, but I decided to out solo. I had purchased a number of items to modify the kayak but I didn't install any of them as I wasn't sure how I would use it.

Well, now I can tell you that while you can fit 2 people on it, I will use this solo and have plenty of room for my hiking/camping gear gear.

Also I found that the seat buckles is better suited for a single person anyway. So there's not much point trying to rig this for more than a passenger.

My gear list was the following:
- Carlisle Day tripper paddle
- Custom Carved cherrywood canoe paddle (as backup)
- Ocean Kayak deluxe seat
- MEC 30L dry bag
-Osprey Syncro 15 pack
-Helly Hensen inflatable lifejacket

My trip was almost 12 km starting from Merrymakedge (ie the canteen/beach) area of the park and I paddled up along the shoreline to hogs back island, where I made a B line to Luxie Cove.

My last visit, I was shown a bit of history about the site where there was a cabin on site homed by a retired teacher. At some point, she decided to carve into a large granite flat-top an accurate compass rose. Nowadays, you won't be aware of it unless someone mentioned it.

The return trip was paddling between the islands and circling around Pearle Island and crossing between Peter's Point and the island back to the beach.

The head winds were strong, the wakes came over the sit on top kayak and I got wet. The wind slowed me down to about 2.5 km per hour facing the wind. Downwind, my speed was more like 6 km/h which made the trip much easier.

Once the trip was done, I had a much better idea which modifications to apply to my kayak for next time.

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In this video we'll show you how you can load on your #Garmin #inReach Explorer+ Additional map layers. By default, you will have the Delorme topo maps pre-loaded onto the device. However you can specify additional layers, including hunting management maps on your inReach.

Note that as of Aug 2017 you cannot load Garmin maps onto the device. This will accept at this time only Delorme specific maps.

1. You'll need to log into your inReach portal and go to the MAP tab. On the left corner, you should see GET MORE MAPS. Click on that tab and you'll be able to see which topographic or hunting maps are available to sync on your inReach device.

2. Browse to a state or province and select to sync either: delorme topo map, digital atlas of the earth and openstreetmap

3. Sync your inReach device while plugged in via USB cable to your computer to sync the maps onto your device. This should take a few minuted depending on how many maps tiles you selected.

Once done, you can go to the MAPS screen on your inReach and press the MENU button and select MANAGE MAPS. From there you can check on/off the map layer you want to make visible.
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