.. and new app: RunKeeper, I used to use runtasic PRO [sic].
The first problem that occurred was it complained about poor GPS signal, seems v finicky about it. It has a 15 second countdown before the start of the activity but doesn’t count it down for you but starts with an abrupt “Activity Started” instead, forcing you to watch numbers counting down instead of getting ready for the run which is probably it’s intended purpose. Lastly, the audio cue doesn’t seem to be working at all, I set it to report the time and distance every 0.25km but never heard it once during the entire run.
Ran with the Philips SHQ1000 and was pretty pleased with it. The ear pieces fit snugly and didn’t felt like it moved or would even drop throughout the run. The wires are long enough for me to place the iPhone in my back pocket and the wires are light enough not to swing wildly during the run. It has a clip but I didn’t felt the need for it.
Now on to the run. It’s been ages since I ran and it shows. I started having lower backaches half way through the whole course. I think my bad posture at work is biting me in the butt. I tried a new route that follows the drain that runs along the HDB flats on the way back. RunKeeper reports it as a shorter route.
Hopefully as my schedule frees up after next week, I’d make more effort to go for runs. With IPT hopefully in February and ICT in April, there is no better time to get fit.
Well, you see, I suck at running. I’ve decided to make it into a game. The pink line is the target I need to reach if I want to pass my IPPT run. The blue line is my pace for each run. As you can see, I’m actually going further away from the target. I need to fix that.