Getting in Gear: Eight weeks to the San Francisco Marathon

June first means many things to many people… School is out, the weather is finally warm (almost) everywhere… And for many runners, it is the beginning of training season for the fall Marathons.

For those with a late summer marathon, it is also the time to check the training plan, and get the gear for the race finalized.

I am excited that tomorrow I will begin training with a new piece of technology, the Pebble Smart Watch.20140602-183535-66935418.jpg

In a unique partnership with The San Francisco Marathon, runners are offered an exclusive $20 discount on the watch. This is not a like other GPS Trackers – its interface works with Apps downloaded to the phone it is paired with. I am still figuring it all out, but have downloaded several different ones and will review them and give updates as I learn. I am a NIKE+ user – and really only use my watch for interval timing. There are several apps for this alone, and the watch will also allow me to control my iTunes Playlist, for a hands free run. Here is to trying something new and exciting!

 

One thought on “Getting in Gear: Eight weeks to the San Francisco Marathon

  1. Withings launches the Pulse and O2 Health overhaul its implementation Mate .
    The Withings Pulse O2 has a strap that can be worn like a watch. Like its predecessor, the Pulse O2 to track user activity , analyze sleep patterns and heart rate measurements . This improved version offers a vital new function: the blood oxygen level via an optoelectronic sensor LED on the back of the device – a first for the activity trackers . Knowledge of oxygen in the blood may be essential for climbers , athletes and people with respiratory conditions such as asthma or other lung diseases with pulmonary disease (COPD ) problems.
    If you are interested, I have posted an article about smart watch that you can read here: http://worldofinnovations.net/2014/06/04/withings-the-health-connected/

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