--Yeah, I know, I'm probably going too slow. [bt looks down at the new gadget]
--11:01 mile? This thing has got to be broken. It must not have a good link to the GPS and is missing a data point or something. There's no way I'm running at below a 10 minute pace. [speeds up]
silent for quite some time
--Shouldn't this damn thing have beeped the mile marker yet? I know it's been a mile since I last hit the lap button.
--Oh, good. [Looks down] What do you mean "Speed Up?" Where's my mile time? [Looks again] Really? It's only been 0.85 miles? Huh. I guess this route isn't as long as I thought...
--I know, I know. I'm SLOW today. Stop it already. [speeds up]
--Look, gadget [lifts arm to sky while running in case the extra few inches will help
it receive the signals]. I know I set you to yell at me whenever I dropped below an 11:00 mile pace. But really, can't you cut me some slack? It's finals. I'm new at this. I figured a 9:45 mile wouldn't have many places where the runner was below 11:00 min/mile pace. I see now that I am wrong.
--Thanks. Now, where am I? [looks down] Really, it's only 3.85 miles to this point? I could have sworn it was at least 4.2...
--Right. [speeds up] Thanks so much, you helpful gadget [thinks about "accidentally" breaking gadget].
--So, let me get this straight. I was off on the distance of this route by almost 10%, so then my pacing was off too...
Rad. I'm slower and I run less distance than I thought. God bless technology!