Matching routes

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Mar 2013
8:59am, 5 Mar 2013
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paul the builder
So if the distances of the current import and the previously-saved route don't match, what does it do? Alter the distance of the run you're importing now?
Mar 2013
9:11am, 5 Mar 2013
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7755Matt
Yes, I think so, but you can always change it back manually
Mar 2013
10:30am, 5 Mar 2013
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ChrisHB
I actually knew that I could assign a historical route to a new Garmin-measured route; and I've done it. But that doesn't seem to meet the desire I think I have.

I suppose I really want the computer to do the work. After all, it does all the arithmetic on my training for me.
Mar 2013
10:37am, 5 Mar 2013
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magnumpti
If I delete some of the routes that I have saved/imported from my Garmin will that affect the training that I have logged on that route?
Mar 2013
10:50am, 5 Mar 2013
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ChrisHB
No, but I suggest you try it. I suppose the route will change from "Imported from Garmin on" to "no route assigned" or some such.

May I also compliment you on a very clever name?
Mar 2013
1:03pm, 5 Mar 2013
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southcoastclaret
Yes it does change the distance, but it's only tiny, and is usually within the error of the gps anyway.
Mar 2013
2:05pm, 5 Mar 2013
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ChrisHB
Why should it change the distance?
Mar 2013
2:30pm, 5 Mar 2013
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Nelly
Chris, if you change the route from the imported data to an existing route then the length of run is changed to match the chosen route... so for example, if you import a route from your Garmin and it is 5.54miles but thenyou choose Route X, which is 5.55miles, then the training distance becomes 5.55miles for this latest training event. As southcoastclaret says the difference in distance, if any, will be due to GPS error (assuming you actually ran the same route!).
Mar 2013
2:39pm, 5 Mar 2013
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Autumnleaves
I think you can manually change it back again - I find there can be differences between my pre-measured routes and the the GPS once I've run it.
Mar 2013
3:29pm, 5 Mar 2013
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ChrisHB
yes, if you assign a new route, it will change the distance.

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