TWRW Podcast 003: Conversation with Travis Macy

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Ultra Mindset CoverIn this edition of the Train Well Race Well podcast I sit down with Travis Macy of Evergreen, Colorado.  Travis recently released a fantastic book titled The Ultra Mindset: An Endurance Champion’s 8 Core Principles for Success in Business, Sports, and Life.

  A few of the things we touch on include…

  • His beginnings as an athlete and the influence of his Dad
  • His decision to go pro while training near the top of Mt. Evans in prep for the Leadman competition
  • How “being a wannabe” is one of the 8 core mindsets mentioned in his book
  • The moment he decided to ask one of his rivals to coach him
  • Why it’s actually important to have an “ego”
  • Advice for other parents who endeavor to pursue their own athletic goals
  • His greatest passion
  • His recent focus on running and some upcoming races and pursuits

Travis Macy is a speaker, author, coach, and professional endurance athlete. He is the author of The Ultra Mindset: An Endurance Champion’s 8 Core Principles for Success in Business, Sports, and Life, and he holds the record for Leadman, an epic endurance event consisting of a trail running marathon, 50-mile mountain bike race, Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race, 10k road run, and Leadville 100 Run, all above 10,200′ in the Rocky Mountains. Travis lives with his wife and two young children in the mountains around Evergreen, Colorado, and his sponsors include Vitargo and HOKA ONE ONE, among others.  You can find out more about Travis and his speaking & coaching services at www.TravisMacy.com

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What to Do if Your Garmin Forerunner 110 Won’t Charge or Has a Blank Screen

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garmin 110 blank screenWhat do you do if your Garmin Forerunner 110 won’t charge or has a blank screen? Unfortunately, the Garmin Forerunner 110 is known to have some issues with not charging or simply having a blank screen.  CJ had given me this watch when I first started running more consistently and it helped me stay on track.  However, I’ve been having problems with it recently and so did some research on how to correct it.

I thought this information would be helpful to other runners as well, so here it is:

1)  Try these simple fixes first.

Here are some simple ideas that worked for some users as posted originally in the Garmin forum online:

  • Unplug the charging adapter from your computer and connect the other end to the watch. Then press and hold in the light button for 15 seconds; with the light button depressed, plug the connector to your computer.
    https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?13548-Forerunner-110-will-not-charge
  • Hold down the Light, Start/Stop, and Lap/Reset buttons for about 30 seconds.
  • Hold down all four buttons for about 7 seconds.
  • Hold down the Light button for about 6 seconds.
  • Hold the “Light” button down for 10 seconds. Wait for the screen to go blank & 10 more seconds for the watch to come back to life. If it does not wake up, plug it into a power source.
  • Plug it into a different USB port.
  • Leave it plugged in for a few days, and eventually it will spring back to life.
  • Attach the USB clip, but don’t attach the clip to a USB port, and hold the Light button for 6 seconds.
    https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?10639-Forerunner-110-Blank-Screen-(Dead)





2) Check whether there is a firmware update available.

You can do check for firmware updates here:  http://connect.garmin.com/firmware

3) Try a master reset.

How to perform a Factory reset for Garmin 110:

NOTE: This will delete all your previously saved workouts on the watch.

  • Hold and press start/stop and lap/reset buttons
  • Add the light button and it should beep
  • Release the start/stop button (upper right) and there should be another beep
  • Release the lap/reset button (lower right)
  • Release the light button

This worked for me!

4) You can also Contact Garmin Customer Support

If none of the other suggestions work, try contacting Garmin’s support here: http://www.garmin.com/us/support/

 

Has this happened to you?  If so, what worked to bring your Garmin 110 back to life?

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