Training has been going well. I’ve started another round of P90X to help train for the Super Spartan in Seattle which is 3 weeks away. In the past few weeks I’ve completed two races, the Shamrock Run Half and the latest Zombies Run virtual race. Continue reading 2016 Shamrock Run and Zombies Run Virtual 5k
My training for the longer races near the end of the year continues. I’ve added a camelbak HAWG to my training gear and when I run I have 10lbs added to the backpack. Soon I will add in 5 additional pounds and continue to add in 5 pounds every week until I hit 40 pounds. That should get my legs, core and back ready for the hurricane heat in early August.
To me, running is … boring. I do not like hearing myself breathe for 30 – 60 minutes so I always run with headphones and my iPhone (yes, still using 4+ apps while I run). As I mentioned previously, Zombies, Run! controls the adventure and music while I run. It’s a great motivator for me, as I want to continue the superb storyline they have running, now in it’s third season.
This months playlist is the following: Continue reading What do you listen to, if anything, while running?
With the invention of the smart phone, running has become more entertaining and data mining friendly. I’ll be the first to admit that when I run, I go a little nuts on the apps that are gathering data and providing content for my run. I have four applications running. These applications are Runkeeper, Nike+ Running, Zombies, Run! and Charity Miles.
Runkeeper has most of my runs in it’s database and provides a lot of data that the other applications do not provide. RK also hooks up to my heart rate monitor, which is nice. This application is usually the app that has the focus.
Nike+ Running has some of my running data, I get “cheers” from Facebook and has stats on my friends to see how I am doing compared to them, distance-wise.
Zombies, Run! provides the content while I run. ZR unravels a thrilling story that is mixed in with the music on my phone while I train for the different obstacle course races. ZR makes the training way more entertaining and sometimes pushes me to go further so I can get more of the story.
Charity Miles is just a no brainier. Donate to charity while you walk, bike or run? Why wouldn’t you use this app?
In later posts I will review each of the applications.