Wednesday, November 7, 2007

+ + +

Yesterday at the running store we saw little pouches designed to attach a Nike+ sensor to your shoelaces. It had never occurred to me that such things existed, or that they would work. The only thing standing between me and the Nike+ system had always been that I prefer a different shoe for my wide feet. Suddenly, it seemed possible.

Wil and I had talked about getting a GPS tracker that worked with a watch to keep track of our distances. But since the sensor and dongle are a mere $30, we thought we'd give it a try. Wil went out on his lunch hour and bought one, along with a pouch for the sensor. When he got home, he attached the pouch to his laces and set out to calibrate the thing. We don't know how long the track over at the high school is -- it's a little misshapen and not listed as a certified track -- but we're guessing it's approximately 400m. Tomorrow we'll go out to one of the certified tracks to recalibrate it.

The one drawback is that there doesn't seem to be a way to set it up for an interval workout. Pity. Given that you can do that with a pretty simple watch, it's odd that this won't do it. Still, I'm jealous and looking forward to getting a set of my own.

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