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Playing with the techno-toy

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

I did well with my "line in the sand" today, and went above and beyond that... lured onward by the techno-toy. There is this little GPS enabled app called RunKeeper... perhaps some of you have heard of it / used it... but I've been having serious techno-envy over MobyCarp having it, and his daughter, and my son (although he can't use it where he is at the mo...), and a brother in law... the list goes on.

Here's the deal... you head outside, tell it to start your activity, and it maps your route and calculates your distance and pace. Perfect for those long weekend training runs that are involved in marathon / half marathon plans!

So, today, I went outside to do my break walks. After all, we won't have this unseasonable weather for-ever! And tried it out. I know I walked faster knowing it was clocking me. When the little voice in my ear announced in that slow machine voice that it had been 5 minutes, 10 minutes, how far I'd gone, and my average pace? Kewl!

However, this time of year... when I really need to put in four miles after work... it's dark. So... my evening workout was on the trusty treadmill. And it felt good. Tomorrow... strength.

Now off to the showers and bedtime!
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