Finally, one month of running. 16 runs. And the IPod Nano and the Nike Plus kit is mine! All mine! Or at least I placed an order tonight.
During the last month, I’ve learned a couple of things:
- Music does indeed help on my motivation.
- Running with a cellphone can seriously mess up the heart rate registered by the Polar CS300, and probably also other Polar heart rate monitors. When I have support duty, I’m having a cell phone with me and I’m running short laps around the neighborhood. On the same place on every lap, the Polar goes completely haywire and records a max pulse of around 225-227 beats per minute. My best guess is that the cellphone jumps from one base station to another and that interferes with the signals from the chest belt.
- The chest transmitter belt has to be really tight to work properly. On two of my runs, the belt was not tight enough and the heart rate was not monitored. I first thought it was the battery and replaced it, but it turned out I just had to tighten the belt.
- I really hate that you walk your dog without a leash. Did you know that it’s required by law that your four legged friend is leashed? You probably do, but you still don’t give a fuck, do you?. Sure, you want your dog to be able to roam free, but I can do without him humping my leg while I’m trying to get past you. Even more interesting is the fact that when it’s dark, I have no idea if Fido is going for my throat or if he is just looking for new friends. I really fucking hate that you walk your dog without a leash.
Now I’m wondering if the Nike Plus kit and the Polar heart rate monitor will interfere with each other. Time will tell.