Posts Tagged ‘nikeplus’

Almost a Thousand Kilometers Last Year

A little over nine hundred and seventy five kilometers and a 148 runs. That’s last year’s accomplishment according to Nike+.

While I didn’t break a thousand, I did do a few 1/2 marathons and even walked away with a Beach Cities Challenge that required three 1/2 or full marathon events. So it looks like the number of runs I did were actually lower than the year before. That makes sense, since I was injured or sick in bed for a number of weeks. Traveling outside the country 8 times and as far away as New Zealand also put a slight toll on my body.

So I still feel pretty good with the outcome, as it was a busy year and I still managed to put in a few good runs.

But this year is going to be different.
Last year I didn’t have much of a plan with all the interruptions. This year I intend to run regularly so that I can build up my milage in a safe ’n healthy way.

One of my goals is to NOT get sick this year and that means I need to eat right and exercise regularity without overdoing it. This will allow me to finally build up my immune system properly. Around Christmas last year I had a touch of the flu for about a week. But now I feel great and it seems that my body is recovering in order for me to hit longer distances. So next week, after I come back from the CES show, I’m looking forward to getting out there to enjoy the wind on my face. By March I should be ready to take on a few running events.

Happy 2016 everyone!

My shoes squeak!

Distance: 8.12km Time: 1:09 Pace: 8’28” kCal: 756 Heart: 130/160 RPE: 5-7 Type: 1hr Speed Training

Are your shoes supposed to squeak?

For the first 10 miles or so when I was working them in, everything was fine. Now they squeak when I come down on the heal.
Sure, I land on the ball of my foot, but when I’m walking, there is a loud squeak-squish-squeak sound.

After 30 miles, it’s still there!

So I’m in a dilemma. Should I return then? Should I get another pair? Will the squeak disappear after a few more miles? I’d hate to switch over to another pair so close to the marathon, but the truth is that I’m just not enjoying my runs in these shoes.

OMG – another thing to worry about! Yeesh…

Darn That Nike Chip Holder!

Distance: 13.05km Time: 1:39 Pace: 7’36” kCal: 1,332 Heart: 138/154 RPE: 6 Type: 10k Calibration

Darn that Nike!

After doing 12-14km, my Nano said I did 0k and 0kCal, again. At least I was wearing the GPS to calibrate the Nano.

But, so much for calibrating with the new shoes!
I thought it was the new sensor or the little sack that I have the chip in, but after some experimentation, I realizes that the chip was upside down after I put it on the shoe. Drats!


At least I got my run in and my wife was with me to prove it.
Hmmm… may be I should upload her data to my account before she does – heh-heh