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Pace is off

Running alongside a fellow runner wearing a garmin, mine registers a full minute slower pace, and I've even matched my gate and stride. I have tested this on two different runs with two different runners and their Garmins. Any idea why this is?

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Sometimes mine does the same thing. But it seems to be faster sometimes also. They never have the same exact pace.

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

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