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I think I just found my next 5K. It’s being put on by the gym on my base.
As the name implies, this race should be a hot one. It’s summer in the desert and by 10am it’s already going to be in the mid 80’s. I’m sure it’ll be pushing 90 by the time the race starts. The race is next weekend though so I’m not sure that really works into my coach’s training schedule for me. I’ll talk to him and see what he says.
(I’ll probably run it no matter what he says.)
I ran a race on base last year and won. I’d be looking to repeat that result at this race. It’s a different course than last years race but I’ve run ever inch of this base. There is no course that I wouldn’t be familiar with. The only question is how many new runners have moved to my area that are serious runners? I won’t know until race day.
I don’t know about you but I’m going to demand the inside lane on this track.
Not a bad month considering I haven’t really started training for my next race yet. I only set my goal on SmashRun for 150 miles for the month so I was happy to go over that. My average pace for the month was slower than usual. I couldn’t remember why I had such a slow run on the eleventh (see the Nike pic) but after going back to check it out, it was the trek up the falls in Yosemite with my dad. I think this is really where my average pace took a hit.
One highlight of the month was running the 5K on the 4th of July. It was a race I almost didn’t do but I’m glad I did. I ran my fastest 5K since my freshman year of high school.
August starts training for the San Jose Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon so I will probably match or possibly exceed this month’s total.
1180 miles run out of 2014 planned.
Where I should be: 1169.77 miles which puts me ahead of my goal by 10.23 miles. Currently on pace to run 2031.60 miles this year.
And last run for the month.
And because it’s a down week I end the month with a nice easy 3 mile run.
This was an overall uneventful run, just a short out and back. I didn’t have to work until late this afternoon so I ran this morning. I decided to use the Weather Channel App to see what it calculated my run to be…
For the most part the app was accurate. It probably was 75˚F but it was sunny so it didn’t really feel like it. I think I need to go to a place where the weather varies more from day to day. I’m still not convinced this app is a must have.
Before I started using a GPS watch to track my runs I tried a variety of running apps. Runtastic, Strava, RunKeeper, MapMyRun, Endomondo and Charity Miles I’ve tried them all. And for the most part, they’re all the same (Charity Miles is probably the exception).
Now there’s a new running app out there from…The Weather Channel? Yes, that’s right the Weather Channel has partnered with Wahoo Fitness and Mobiquity and created a weather-centric running app called OutSider.
The app uses your GPS location and rates the best time of day to go running based on a variety of weather variables.
And this isn’t an impersonal rating system. You have the ability to include your inputs as to which of the variables effect your run the most so the calculation is better tailored to weather that effects you.
Of course on top of the weather rating the app also serves as a GPS tracker to track your runs.
So…how is this app any different than looking out the window or your regular weather app? Well, I’m not so sure that it is any different for the average person. We can tell how rainy or how windy it is by looking outside and all phones these days have a weather app preloaded.
I’m going to play around with this app a little more and see if it actually has any usefulness. I obviously won’t be using this to track my runs because as I said, I use a GPS watch now but I want to see if the weather rating really makes a difference in my runs. As of now though, I don’t have high hopes for this Weather Channel running app.
Oh and sorry usualchatter, this app is only for the iPhone.