Now that I’ve been running with the Nike + iPod Sport Kit for a month, I’ll give you all an update on how it’s been going.
Instead of getting the > $100 Nike+ shoes, I opted for the Marware Sport Sensor, which simply velcros on to any existing pair of running shoes. I went ahead and got new shoes since mine were really worn down, but it still was about $50 cheaper than getting the shoes, and the portability of it rocks.
I set the following goals for my first month:
- Run 15 times in 4 weeks. (3 times a week)
- Run 15 miles in 4 weeks. (A measly 4 miles per week, but I knew March was going to be busy.)
- Burn 2500 calories in 4 weeks.
- This was originally 900 calories/4 weeks, but then I realized I was burning 2-300 calories each run. It was modified to 2500/4 after about 10 days, so this one is still in progress.
In all, I did pretty well. I finished up my 15 miles in 4 weeks goal a few days early, and have 8 days to burn 928 calories (4 12-minute runs). My average pace over the first 15 miles has been 9:07/mile. Certainly not blazing fast by any means, but consistent.
In my challenge with Matt to run 25 miles in 4 weeks… we’re both behind a little. With 2 days left, I need 10 miles and he needs…. 23. Oh well, we’ve been busy (him more than me, obviously).
I think for this month my goal is going to be a marathon. No, not all at once. 26.2 miles spread over 15 runs of 1.75 mile. It’s actually 26.25, but oh well. That should yield about 4200 burnt calories, or 1.4 lbs lost. Sweet.
Catch me if you can,