Well I finished W8R3 with Laura and a nice lady from Nike+. I have the Nike+ app on my iPod Nano so decided to start that at the same time as I started the run after the 5 minute warm up using Laura as my music. Talk about nag…nag …nag I had the Nike lady telling me when every 5 minutes had passed then Laura chipping in with her four pennyworths as well. The Nike+ was set to 30 minutes and she counted down the last 5 minutes as 5, 4, 2 then finish I think I was training my mind to blot her out. So you can see I cheated on Laura and run for 30 minutes.
The Nano was not calibrated as that was the first time I used it so she flatteringly said I had run 5.2 K which I know I hadn’t, plus how many calories I had burnt etc. I had an option to calibrate the Nano Nike+ but I thought I could do this once I got home and traced out the route on gmap (the distance was more like 4.38K) but it does not give you the option to do it later. So not sure how you calibrate these things unless I take something else to measure the distance which seems pointless using the Nike+ app. As it’s an iPod Nano it does not work with the little transponder that you can fit in the trainers. But at least I know if I want to do the 30 minute runs I can choose my own music and have the Nike+ lady count me home. Next Tuesday I start week 9!!!!!!!!!!