|It's time to ride!|
But I persevered. I am STRONG! I don't need no numbers. I can run/bike 'naked'!
And then the tri happened two weekends ago and there was me with no numbers. I knew I ran long, but how long? And the bike course was "about 8 miles, we think". Really? How can I tell if I'm improving or not without hard data??
Enter the iPhone. My mother upgraded to an iPhone 5 and I was lucky enough to be blessed with her phone, which she then secretly upgraded for me to a brand new 4S because there was a promotion running which made the upgraded phone free! I have seen lots of my friends post their workouts on RunKeeper so I thought I'd give it a try.
There are several pre-loaded workouts, and lots of other features that I haven't had a chance to learn yet. But you can set it up for cycling and running (and other activities - isn't this strange... there is a "swimming" setting for RunKeeper. Who takes their iPhone in the water?? Weird!)
It was a little hard to push the button to start the workout, and then put the phone in my belt, and then clip in and ride. I figure I added about 15 seconds starting and stopping, at least, but you know what - it's not that big of a deal! When you've had no data, you learn to be grateful for what you have!
When I got home, I looked at my pretty numbers, all laid out there for me:
|It's just like having a Garmin - there are splits and everything!!|
|Yeah, that makes it look really hilly! WOOHOO!|