RUNNER+: Compete Against Other Runners and Walkers

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

I have spent a lot of words writing about how much I love and hate Nike+. I love the gadget, but I HATE Nike’s website. Now, I don’t have to worry about Nike’s slow and lumbering website anymore. I can track my runs on Runner+.

Runner+ automatically downloads my runs from Nike’s website, so all I have to do is sync my iPod after my run and check out my graphs on their beautiful site.

The graphs are what made me fall in love with Runner+. Here is a comparison. This is the graph of my latest run on Nike+’s website:

Nike+ Graph for 08-29-07

Here is the Runner+ graph for the SAME run:

Runner+ Graph for 08-29-07

Runner+ gets their data from the Nike+ website, so your iPod is gathering all that data, but Nike isn’t allowing you to see it. With Runner+, you get to choose how detailed you want your graph to be.

The cool thing about Runner+ is that you don’t have to own a Nike+iPod to make it work. It will work with the Garmin Forerunner 305 and 205 (and maybe even the new Garmin Forerunner 50). You can also enter your data by hand, so if you run on the treadmill and want to keep track of your data, you can.

Best of all, you don’t need a fancy Nike+ to compete with other people. With the Runner+ Challenges, you can run against people all over the world.

Tune in tomorrow for links to the Starling Fitness Weekly Challenges for next week. If you’d like to see my runs online, you can do that here:


One Response to “RUNNER+: Compete Against Other Runners and Walkers”

  1. Chris Says:

    Laura, thank you for the excellent article about RUNNER+! Good luck with your challenges!

    Chris http://chris.runnerplus.com/

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