Saturday, August 20, 2011
I Need Nike
It seems like I spend all my running time trying to figure out how far I've run. One of the trails I frequent has markers every quarter mile. That's fabulous. But I've outgrown that trail. My running buddy suggested a new trail that's perfect for the distance we're running right now. She already has Nike Plus for her iPhone PLUS the special shoes that hold the dandy little chip. When we run together, she shouts out the distances. At the end, she says how far we ran, how long it took, how many minutes per mile we ran, and how many calories we burned. But when we're not together, I fret. I wonder how much farther I have to go to meet my goal.
Last night, I convinced Hubby to come out running with me for the first time since the last marathon. He is so much faster than me but I should have way more endurance built up. The first mile or so down the trail (I can't be sure, I don't have Nike+ yet), I kept up with the 6'2" sprinter. That wore me out so quickly! About the last quarter mile, I gave up and slowed down to a more comfortable pace. I was so thrilled that he made it two miles for his first run! (I tracked it on mapquest when we got home.) So that makes about 8 1/2 miles for me in a week. Not bad, eh?
Would you like to sign the petition that says I need Nike Plus for my running needs?