4 Miles (I hope)

I have now officially destroyed my 5th Walmart pedometer. I wear them against my ankle and I guess my sweat doesn’t do them much love. At 2.60 miles, it died, but stayed showing that number for the next mile and a half. To mark out 4 miles, I ran for 50 minutes, which was four 12-minute miles plus a little on top for just in case. Rats.

The run was nice. I was a bit chilly but just the same, I endured and enjoyed. I saw some kind of bird that looked like a football with a black drinking straw sticking out of its nose. I ran by the new gym that’s offering $10 monthly memberships (strip mall sized and not exceptionally impressive). And the sun was doing beautiful things to the sky and to people’s chemically-perfect lawns.

My new EMS Techwick shirt turned out to be nicer to run in than the Under Armour shirt, because it’s flowy enough to keep all that wicked wetness away from me. I was never a red shirt kind of guy, but the color makes me feel envigorated, so what’s to say.

I’ve done 14 miles this week, and I hope to get a few more in before bedtime. Man, this stuff is addictive.

Next week’s focus is on tightening up my nutrition, and doing some health walks for burning some extra fat.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/3289492 Richard

    Addictive? Running? Well, maybe a little :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/3289492 Richard

    Addictive? Running? Well, maybe a little :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/3289492 Richard

    Addictive? Running? Well, maybe a little :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/1585719 brent

    what is up. speaking of pedometers.. i have been thinking about getting the garmin forerunner. check it out. a little expensive (160?) but it tracks your pace, distance, etc. not sure if you have to wear it on your wrist or what but it sounds like a cool idea.
    http://www.garmin.com/products/forerunner201/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/1585719 brent

    what is up. speaking of pedometers.. i have been thinking about getting the garmin forerunner. check it out. a little expensive (160?) but it tracks your pace, distance, etc. not sure if you have to wear it on your wrist or what but it sounds like a cool idea.
    http://www.garmin.com/products/forerunner201/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/1585719 brent

    what is up. speaking of pedometers.. i have been thinking about getting the garmin forerunner. check it out. a little expensive (160?) but it tracks your pace, distance, etc. not sure if you have to wear it on your wrist or what but it sounds like a cool idea.
    http://www.garmin.com/products/forerunner201/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/3043156 Chris

    I was thinking about that one, but what I’ve heard to the negative is that if there’s any kind of cover (like trees overhead), the signal can get wonky. Thereafter, it can lose pace.

    That all said, people that have them seem to rave about them. It’s still a possibility. I was thinking more of the fitsense model: http://www.fitsense.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/3043156 Chris

    I was thinking about that one, but what I’ve heard to the negative is that if there’s any kind of cover (like trees overhead), the signal can get wonky. Thereafter, it can lose pace.

    That all said, people that have them seem to rave about them. It’s still a possibility. I was thinking more of the fitsense model: http://www.fitsense.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/3043156 Chris

    I was thinking about that one, but what I’ve heard to the negative is that if there’s any kind of cover (like trees overhead), the signal can get wonky. Thereafter, it can lose pace.

    That all said, people that have them seem to rave about them. It’s still a possibility. I was thinking more of the fitsense model: http://www.fitsense.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/3289492 Richard

    I would recommend the ForeRunner way more than the FitSense one (then again, I have one). I haven’t seen anyone who ran with the FitSense for a whole season, whereas the ForeRunner users tend to be, well, let’s be polite and call us “Product Advocates.” And its only about $120 on Amazon.

    The signal can get confused with heavy cover, and will assume that you continue on your current vector until it gets a new signal. This happens surprisingly rarely, even running in a greenbelt. I use the ForeRunner for pacing, and then download the data into TopoFusion for archiving. You can correct any erroneous points – usually well under 1% – for very accurate data (and maps).

    And yes, I’m a bit of a geek.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/3289492 Richard

    I would recommend the ForeRunner way more than the FitSense one (then again, I have one). I haven’t seen anyone who ran with the FitSense for a whole season, whereas the ForeRunner users tend to be, well, let’s be polite and call us “Product Advocates.” And its only about $120 on Amazon.

    The signal can get confused with heavy cover, and will assume that you continue on your current vector until it gets a new signal. This happens surprisingly rarely, even running in a greenbelt. I use the ForeRunner for pacing, and then download the data into TopoFusion for archiving. You can correct any erroneous points – usually well under 1% – for very accurate data (and maps).

    And yes, I’m a bit of a geek.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/3289492 Richard

    I would recommend the ForeRunner way more than the FitSense one (then again, I have one). I haven’t seen anyone who ran with the FitSense for a whole season, whereas the ForeRunner users tend to be, well, let’s be polite and call us “Product Advocates.” And its only about $120 on Amazon.

    The signal can get confused with heavy cover, and will assume that you continue on your current vector until it gets a new signal. This happens surprisingly rarely, even running in a greenbelt. I use the ForeRunner for pacing, and then download the data into TopoFusion for archiving. You can correct any erroneous points – usually well under 1% – for very accurate data (and maps).

    And yes, I’m a bit of a geek.