Hello! I managed to do my long run, but I ran 10.35 miles instead of 11.0. And I was terribly slow! But I kind of felt like "at least I’m getting the distance done." Basically, I was tired, hot, cranky, and bored. Not my best run!
However… there was 1 bright spot. I tried out my new Nike + iPod, which the Husband gave me for Valentine’s Day.
He gave me a shoe pouch to put the sensor on since I don’t have the special shoes!
Now, I usually use Google Earth to map my runs, and I generally have "mile markers" on my normal route. For example, I know where 2.0 miles is located, as well as 2.5 miles, 4.25 miles, and 5.5 miles.
So, I knew the Nike + iPod was overestimating my distance as I ran — it said I ran 11.75 miles and I really ran 10.35. The manual says there’s a way to calibrate my runs to make it more accurate, but I can’t figure it out! Anyone know how to do this on an Nike + iPod?
I liked the Nike + iPod overall! It’s pretty neat how a lady briefly interrupts the music to tell you how far you’ve run. Plus, at the end, she says, "You only have 400 meters to your goal of 11.0 miles….. 300 meters…. 200 meters…. and you’re there!"
Here are my statistics from the Nike + iPod:
- Duration: 2 hours, 1 minute (told you I was slow!); 10.35 miles
- Calories Burned: 1,035
The calories burned is probably pretty accurate because I entered my weight into the iPod.
Oh, before I left on my run, I ate 1 serving of Clif Shot Bloks (orange flavor). Each serving has 100 calories.
I also ate another 3 bloks around mile 7.0 on my run. But by that point, I was tired and cranky, and I thought there were yucky.
I came home from my run and discovered Meghann had stopped by to get Abbie… and she left me one of Jenna’s pretzels! Oh, I was SO happy!
This pretzel was as large as my head, seriously… and I ate 3/4!! 🙂 With roasted red pepper hummus. It was sooo good. It was a runner’s DREAM to come home to this! Thank you, Meghann and Jenna!
I also drank a glass of milk and heated up some of my favorite Wolfy stew ever! Mmmmm Puck Puck!
The Organic Spicy Bean was SOOO delish! It was filling and wholesome and I LOVED it. Honestly, all of the Wolfgang Puck soups are great.
Two slices of chocolate orange for dessert:
Alright, time to go eat more. I need to make up this 1,000 calorie deficit!
Have you tried the Nike + iPod? Do you like it?
i had the nike + and used it for about 1 year and loved it. until i started running races and realizing the distances were way off. mine were always underestimated, sometimes by 2 miles in a half mary. i calibrated it and everything and it still way always at least half a mile off. so i recently bought a garmin gps watch. hard to figure out how to use but super accuate.