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Category: Gear


My Love Hate Relationship with NIKE +

8th December

If push came to shove, I’d probably tell you that I love the Nike + app. But, there is a growing part of me that hates it. The pros are very obvious….it’s slick looking, it tracks just about everything an amateur running could possibly need and it incorporates playlists and power songs. I also really love the fact that it gives your audio cues whenever you reach a certain mileage marker.  The problem I have with Nike + is that the interface is entirely too sensitive. If I’m running with my phone in my pocket or my shorts it almost always pauses/then starts. Then pauses/ then starts. Then pauses/then switches songs/the pauses/then starts. It’s a never ending cause of frustration. I can’t get any part of my body anywhere near that interface without it reacting with some sort of unwanted …



Brooks Ravenna 2

6th November

This is 1 of 2 pairs of sneakers that I’ll be training in. I’m hoping that I’ll develop a clear cut favorite in the end.

Not sure if these are going to help me as a runner…but they sure do look nice. Picked these up over at City Sports on Boylston one afternoon. I was able to put my Insider Points to good use on this one.

 




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