Tuesday, November 17, 2009

2010 Running Goals

I did not begin 2009 with any clear running goals; I kind of adopted a couple as the year unfolded: to run 1,000 miles, and to train for a marathon.  In general, goals are good, as long as they are reasonable and achievable. 

Nearing the end of 2009, it's not too early to set some goals for 2010.  After giving it some thought during the last couple of weeks, I like these:
  • Run 1,800 miles.
  • Complete a Marathon Race.
  • Remain Injury-Free.


-Keep Breathing said...

Best of luck with your goals!

I still LOVE my Nike+. I've never had a problem with it messing up during a run (that would be so frustrating!). It does need to be calibrated, but after that, it's accurate. The only real drawback I find with it is that there is no light on the face - so if you run in the dark, you won't be able to see the screen. That and the booklet that came with it says the shoe sensor will eventually die and there's no way to recharge it (and by eventually, it was something like more than 1,000 active hours). I'm not sure what happens at that point, but I think you can just get a new sensor, b/c the band will read a sensor that's close to it...and that leads me to another point...if you're at a race where a lot of other runners have the Nike+, you may have to walk away from the group to make sure that your band syncs with YOUR sensor and not someone else's (I've never had that happen though).

I think it's a great product for the cost. Love love love the website that it syncs to.

Here's a link to the user guide as well - just for more info:

Vern said...

Thanks for the encouragement, the Nike+ update, and the link!

I think it's just what I'm looking for, and the price is reasonable. Time to start dropping some Christmas hints...

-Keep Breathing said...

I forgot to mention...the shoe pouch does not come with the sensor. They're easy to find though, lots of different brands - i just googled nike+ sensor pouch and found one i liked on amazon. I think they range in price - but I bought two for 99 cents each.