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Geekrunning

  1. 1. Geek Running Bathcamp'10 Mike Karthauser @iammikek
  2. 2. September 2009 ● Recovering from broken shoulder ● Getting old ● Getting fat ● Constant back pain
  3. 3. A Challenge
  4. 4. The Plan ● Didn't have one ● Hadn't run for 10 years ● 11 weeks till the race
  5. 5. The Kit ● Get the best shoes you can afford ● Get a proper fitting ● Be open minded
  6. 6. My eyes
  7. 7. The Tech : options ● Don't bother ● Get a watch ● Use an app ● Go pro
  8. 8. Nike+ : Hardware ● Bung the chip in your shoe ● Connect to your phone ● Go running
  9. 9. Nike+ : Overview ● Works with iPod, iPhone 3G and iPhone4 ● Separate shoe sensor ● Uses Bluetooth ● Record data during your run ● Uploads to the web when you sync ● Access via nikeplus.com
  10. 10. Nike+ : Gives you stats
  11. 11. Nike+ : More stats ●
  12. 12. I like stats
  13. 13. But Something was missing
  14. 14. Maps
  15. 15. Nike+ : Maps
  16. 16. Nike+ : Summary ● You have the hardware ● Cheap if you don't ● Verbal feedback ● Online community ● Take a challenge ● Planning a route is time consuming ● Only useful if you run the exact route ● Need to calibrate the sensor ● Can be inaccurate (up to 5%) ● Bluetooth can be flakey
  17. 17. MapMyRun
  18. 18. MapMyRun
  19. 19. MapMyRun : Overview ● Plan a route on Google maps ● Run it ● Import your nikeplus route over the map ● Compare results ● Share routes ● Find new routes ● Run someone else's route
  20. 20. Map My Run : Routes
  21. 21. Map My Run : iPhone ● Works on iOs / Android ● Plot a route in real time using GPS ● Knows about altitude from google data ● Works out your speed and pace ● Web followers can stalk you
  22. 22. Map My Run
  23. 23. Run Keeper
  24. 24. Run Keeper ● My Current favourite ● Tracks a route like mapmyrun ● Join a Street Team ● Also works on the bike
  25. 25. Run Keeper : iPhone
  26. 26. Run Keeper : Maps
  27. 27. Conclusion ● Provides live feedback ● Provides a training log ● Gets you out of the house ● Keeps you fit ● Impress your geek friends ● Useless when GPS drops out ● Battery Hungry ● Not good for bad weather (wet phone?)
  28. 28. What next?
  29. 29. Whats Next?
  30. 30. Resources tech mapmyrun – http://www.mapmyrun.com nike running - http://nikerunning.nike.com/nikeplus runkeeper - http://runkeeper.com garmin - http://www.garmin.com/uk/products/sports-fitness/ adidas miCoach - http://www.adidas.com/uk/micoach/ good guys Bristol Running Resource - http://www.bristolrunningresource.org.uk/ race organisers bathhalf marathon - http://www.bathhalf.co.uk/ run bristol - http://www.bristolhalfmarathon.com/ local(ish) clubs Great Weston Runners - http://www.greatwesternrunners.org.uk/ Southville Running Club - http://www.southvillerunningclub.co.uk/ Weston Athletics Club - http://www.westonac.co.uk/

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