Garmin Forerunner 35: Lap Function

I recently started training with the goal of returning to the Boston Marathon in 2019. This year I hope to run a sub-3 hour marathon at the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon on November 4.

It’s been over 5 years since I focused my training to race the marathon distance. That year I did lots of tempo work, lots of long slow runs, and perhaps most importantly lots of interval runs. These intervals were either 400s or 800s and left me feeling like I had to puke. Five years ago I didn’t focus so much on my GPS watch either. I was using a simple Timex Ironman lap watch on a trail that was marked every 1/4 mile. But lately I use my GPS watch on every run. This is mostly because I am obsessed with collecting miles on Strava to see how many I can get in this week, month, year, etc.

So when I started my current training plan I wasn’t sure if my Garmin Forerunner 35 was able to do laps like I needed for my interval workouts. It turns out it can, but this feature is not active as a default. Here is my quick and dirty walk through on how to turn on the lap key function:

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