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Nike plus + IPOD

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Philly, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Philly

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    Alright so i feel like i was getting out of shape so i decided to go out and buy the nike plus sensor($19) to put in my shoe and sync it up with my ipod to keep track how far i run. I dont really have a weight goal because im not really over wieght, but id like to be able to run a few miles at atime. Im gonna upload my progress on the site, but if anyone else wants to do this too or already has it ill compare results, maybe start a competition?
     
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  2. jammie

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    I run more than i blackhat =]

    All i'll say is make sure you calibrate it accurately, as they are notorious for being inaccurate.

    Set yourself a goal, say, 5k. It's only 3.1 miles, they're ran regularly and take about ~30 mins for a beginning runner. Once you're comfy doing that 10k (6.2 miles), is a good step up. Twice the distance but it isn't twice as hard, don't worry. 6.2 miles -> 10 miles is the next progression. If you hit that you'll enjoy running A LOT more. Half marathon after that @ 21k (13.1 miles). Bit of a strain but it's good fun, you could do it without too much preperation (decent meal before and some fluid on the run), and finally a marathon (42.195k, 26.2 miles).

    Of course, don't run just to run a marathon. But goals are always good.

    I'll tell you that when you start running 10 miles regularly you'll look into triathlons. Do it. You won't regret it.

    I run just to balance my food intake (i eat pure CRAP) and i can get up and run 15 miles without too much thought.

    Take it easy or you will injure yourself. The first 2 miles are the hardest you'll ever run. Break through that barrier and you'll enjoy it a huge ammount more than you think. I could barely run for 2 minutes when i started, now i can run for over 3 hours.

    So, enter into a 5k and get going =]
     
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    I shouldnt be suprised by my first run stats but here they are...distance:2.97 miles time 30:44 calories 392 burned.... Pretty sad for what i used to run when i played lacrosse but ill get those times down with a further distance...BTW, jammie do u have a nike+ run acct? ill friend u if you send ur email or something that you registered with...and anyone else that wants in on this.

    I decided a goal too, to run 100 miles in my first month
     
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    Oh man you're using a treadmill? You should get out and hit the pavement, treadmills help
    you out way to much. I just bought a new pair of running shoes and some insoles for my
    pancake (flat) feet. I'm currently only running a mile a day but back when I used to run a
    bit more I was up to 5k... to bad I'm such a big guy, 200lbs, I wish I was lighter and faster
    but that's why I got back into running in the first place. I would really like to get that
    Nike+ but I think I'll just wait until I can upgrade my iPhone to the new one with GPS
    that way I can just buy a running app.

    _Austin
     
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    Not using a treadmill, that distance was to the first light outside of my community and back. The app on my ipod touch tracks distance time calories burned, average speed and current speed. 200 isnt that big, unless ur like 5'6 or something. I weigh 180 and im 6'1, i could stand to lose 5 pounds and faster would be a bonus since we are starting an indoor soccer team. BTW the app came free with my ipod touch and the sensor was 19 bucks. basically 19 bucks for motivation to run so i can show m friends and try to beat what they do. well worth it.

     
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    I don't have a nike plus account, sorry! I run the old fashioned way with a stop watch over a set distance at the moment. Getting a garmin forerunner 310xt for xmas though!

    If you want to know a pretty accurate distance to compare it to; see http://www.mapmyrun.com or if you're using just roads http://www.mapmyride.com the latter is for cycling but it's easier to use than the first (but only works for roads, not trails etc.)

    100 miles in your first month is a bit steep. I run about 80-120 a month. I think it's a good idea but i'd gradually ramp it up incase your knees/feet aren't upto it. Best way to clock up miles is the long run on a weekend. I sometimes only do 5 in the week then 15 on a weekend etc. I'd hate doing the same 6 miles or whatever every day!
     
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    So my update so far is:
    Runs: 5
    Total mileage:10.36 miles
    Average pace per mile:10'06