Tuesday, September 21

the new nike+ app for iPhone

On Saturday... I did a 20 mile run.  Yes, I did
I almost cried on mile 18, and almost stopped someone with a phone on mile 19 (so that I could call home for Kip to pick me up).  I am not joking.  I was that serious.  And that much in pain. 

I finally managed to finish.  And surprisingly felt so good.  And really hungry. 

My time is not the best but it's improving with every run.  I was able to finish this last run in 4 1/2 hours, that's including three quick stops for a bathroom break and to fill up on water. 

My goal for my marathon (October 17th) is to finish in 5 1/2 hours.  From my time so far it seems like I will be able to do it...but those last miles are SO hard.  Physically, mentally and emotionally.  Over the past few weeks I have realized just how much of it is mentally

I have been using Nike+ to train and keep up with my runs/times.  
It is such a great training tool for long distance running, not only to track your progress but to take part in the challenges too.   

I recently found out about the new "runners app" ...designed for newer generation iPhones. 

It's great for everyday running if you don't own an iPod, traveling, or when your like me and can't find your sensor anywhere. 

I like that it uses GPS and an accelerometer to keep track of your indoor and outdoor runs. And that it syncs to Nike+ automatically (no need to plug in to your computer).  Also, no need to buy a sensor for your shoe...or Nike shoes for that matter (although I'm a Nike kicks kind a chick). 

You can set goals, challenges with your friends and have cool congrats messages from athletes like Lance Armstrong ( : 
They used to have Tiger Woods...but I won't get into that right now ( :

Have you tried it?  Are you on Nike+? Now you can be! Friend me

*No compensation was given for this post.  Just passing along some great stuff. 


Yoly - YNR Live said...

Thank you for sharing the app. I stop using the Nike+ when my sensor died. I really didn't wanted to buy another one and little by little my motivation disappear. Now, with this new app I might get at it again.

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Anonymous said...

Strands for iPhone is another great and best of all, free running app!

cyndisan said...

woo hoo!! 20 miles is so great. i barely did six this sunday -- then the whole fam got sick and i've been in bed the last two days with the flu, wah, wah. so let's see when i get out there again.

my husband and i both use runkeeper pro on our iphones. my husband said he just tried the new nike app but he much prefers runkeeper. it syncs online automatically and lets you join a street team. the free runkeeper app is also pretty good.

Marcela said...

@Yoly...when your sensor really sucks!

@anonymous and cyndisan : I will have to check out these running apps you recommend. I have been a fan of Nike+ since it's debut in 2006??? I believe??

But, I like free! So definitely worth checking out!
I don't think I can switch though, I love the Nike+ community and special online events they do for their runners.

And I am so used to their system.

Stephanie said...


The app sounds awesome...yes. But I meant: YOU! 20 miles! You amaze me.

P.S. I think I'm going to buy this app. Have you tried other running apps and, if so, how does this one compare? Also - do you hold your iPhone while you run or do you have one of those armband carriers?


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