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!