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No Guts, No Glory - The AI Nike Plus User Group

Poll Results: Interested in joining the AINPUG?

 
  • 25% (15)
    YES! I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough and Gosh Darnit People Like Me!
  • 30% (18)
    No Thanks!
  • 45% (27)
    As soon as I acquire all the stuff involved!
60 Total Votes  
post #1 of 44
Thread Starter 
Hey Folks,

Your ever cheerful, happy mod Graham here. Like many others I bought a pair of Nike shoes (cheaper than expected), the Sport Kit (great price, shipping price was atrocious to Canada from roadrunnersports.com - though it did arrive the next day) and a 1GB Nano. The Kool Aid was extra

I started running with it last night. I set a goal of 65km over the next month (I've been doing about half an hour on the treadmill every night, but I wasn't sure the distance) - needless to say I did 7 KM my first run through and it was easier than usual. Voice feedback and decent metrics on the iPod itself was pretty stellar.

The biggest "Wow" I had of the night was when I uploaded to the Nike Plus web applet - it was silky smooth and the way the metrics are recorded is pretty cool to watch.

I said to myself "Self," I said, "You need more Nike Plus equipped friends! You need to compete! To push others and to have others push you! Where, oh self, would I find such people?"

Apple Insider, of course!


Enter good old .Mac and user groups. I just created the
Apple Insider Nike Plus User Group
(it's Apple related, it has to be a user group, alright?

So Here's the Deal:

If you've got the right stuff:
  • Nike + Shoes
  • Nike + iPod Sport Kit
  • iPod Nano
  • The Touch, and possiby the Powaaaaah (Yeah!)

We (and by we I mean I, right now) want you!

To join send a quick email to me at owner-ainpug at groups.mac.com or visit The AINPUG Group Site - note you will need a .mac ID, whether you're on a Mac or a PC. .Mac ID's are free.


Member names, Goal Details and Challenges will be posted both on the .Mac group and here in this thread.
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post #2 of 44
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Anyone interested? At all? I'll leave this up for the rest of the week and if it's a no, I'll delete the thread.

Kind of a cool thing - did a long run today - 8km. After my run my iPod played a congratulatory message from Lance Armstrong. Anyway.
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post #3 of 44
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As we rapidly close in on the death of this thread I thought I might just chime in one more time: They've now added Canada to the Leaderboards.

As of Saturday I should be in the top ten for males 20-29 in Canada. That's my little happy moment.
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post #4 of 44
If they worked with the odometer on my mountain bike, I'd think about maybe putting away a quarter a day to buy those fancy shoes.. but I don't run

I buy my shoes at a running-hobbyist shop and they never recommend nikes.. They don't really make good 'running' shoes from what I understand about this whole 'running' business. maybe if Apple supported Mizuno or Adidas or something...
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post #5 of 44
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Originally Posted by slughead

If they worked with the odometer on my mountain bike, I'd think about maybe putting away a quarter a day to buy those fancy shoes.. but I don't run

I buy my shoes at a running-hobbyist shop and they never recommend nikes.. They don't really make good 'running' shoes from what I understand about this whole 'running' business. maybe if Apple supported Mizuno or Adidas or something...

As far as I can tell the shoes are good - but I won't profess to have a professional opinion. All I can attest to is that they're comfortable, they're light and I've run farther in the last week than I have so far this year. I've actually got motivation to run.

It's kind of neat to hear from famous athletes when you finish a run - last night Lance Armstrong told me I set a new personal best for the mile
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post #6 of 44
I'm in by god!

I've done 3 runs.

just 2 miles each, but that's 4km or so

and only one gay push of the "PowerSong" button!! Devo's 'Whip it"

it's a start
it's definitely motivating. I feel so much accomplishment when i plug in my Nano and see the lil' Nike dude run up and down across my screen, taking the Hell i've just been through in stride.

Graham, i'm with yo to start an AI Nike+ movement!!

Also, if I lose 10 pounds i've been promised to get nightly BJs. Nightly. There's the true motivation!!


post #7 of 44
I tried to connect to your usergroup but no bueno. Help me run. I will run you into the ground.
post #8 of 44
Apparently you can't get on with a .mac login, you have to have an upgraded .mac account. Sorry, but I think $100 is a bit steep, even though I'd love to be a part of the running group.

The Air Moires are great, very lightweight, and not expensive as running shoes go. I'd recommend them to anyone, even those who don't have a Nano yet.
post #9 of 44
I'm having one issue with this system. Why does it take so many steps to stop the workout?

Here's what happens to me. I prep the nano with how far I want to run. I put the nano in the Apple/Nike armband with the raised buttons on the outside. Press one button, I'm off and clock is running. Complete run, push pause button, at which time the voice says press menu to end the workout. I press menu. The workout doesn't end, it's still on pause and adding time and distance. So now my 5K run time has 600m of walk time added to it, and my pace is off.

What I have to do to end the workout is stop (instead of walking to cool down), disassemble the nano/armband combination, press menu button, scroll down to 'end workout,' select. You don't have enough control and feedback of the nano in an armband, or in one of Nike shirts designed to carry the iPod, to perform these steps reliably.

I think the workout should end after a pause and a menu button push.

How's the group going? I'll check it out.
post #10 of 44
Cannot get to your user group. I am a .mac member.
post #11 of 44
If I weren't deaf and crippled, I'd be all over this!
post #12 of 44
why is this post a sticky? is the nano running dongle that popular?
post #13 of 44
Been sick the past week so haven't been to the gym. Wah!
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post #14 of 44
I'd love to join, but my .mac membership expired a few months ago. I already have everything I need, and have been using the Nike + iPod kit since sometime in July.
post #15 of 44
I'm posting because I recently bought some Nike trainers (I only buy Nike or Asics, but Asics stopped making non-wide shoes a few years ago). The last three pairs I've bought have been from the Air Zoom series, which doesn't seem to have any "Plus" compatible models.

Out of curiosity, is there a good place to go to find a listing of Plus compatible models? Shox are for babies.
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Originally Posted by Splinemodel

I'm posting because I recently bought some Nike trainers (I only buy Nike or Asics, but Asics stopped making non-wide shoes a few years ago). The last three pairs I've bought have been from the Air Zoom series, which doesn't seem to have any "Plus" compatible models.

Out of curiosity, is there a good place to go to find a listing of Plus compatible models? Shox are for babies.

Hey, I need WIDE shoes as well, I've gone New Balance for the past, almost five years or so.

By now most of y'all know you don't need a Nike+ shoe, any brand will do including your current one.
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post #18 of 44
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Originally Posted by Splinemodel

...Shox are for babies.

They *are* a bit much, aren't they...
post #19 of 44
I find New Balances last longer than Nike or Reebok. Good luck to y'all nonetheless. I have managed to resist buying an iPod for my runs, I just use a nifty little playlist of some 48kbps AAC songs on my SonyEricsson V600i.
post #20 of 44
Here's another non-Nike Shoe option:

http://www.switcheasy.com/index.htm

Carries the transmitter when not in use; choice of colors and decorator tops!

So since I'm about to order a Nike+, and am a Wireless earphone user (Logitec Bluetooth 2), I wonder if they can both function at once. I can plug both into my Nano, and I've read that the Nike+ system is using a low voltage radio signal, not wireless or Bluetooth. But that doesn't mean they will both work at once. Anyone have experience?
post #21 of 44
I would like to apologize. I am a waste of carbon and I feel that I must commit Seppuku. Farewell, cruel world.
post #22 of 44
Nike plus running challangers welcome!!!


csgamble@gmail.com


Come one come all. I run about 15 km per week and I am looking for some people to race to keep me motivated.


Thanks
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He probably sells gold in world of warcraft too...
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post #25 of 44
I wish they'll make an iPod bicycle attachment!
post #26 of 44
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I wish they'll make an iPod bicycle attachment!

Have you not seen the iBikeMount ads on AI? It looks like for Nano only though. Website.
post #27 of 44
I've been doing the nike+ since Sept last year. I love it. I find it very difficult to run without it. I usually do 2.5->4 miles each run. In feb i did 2 4.5's and something in my knee went bad, been fighting it ever since.

There are a few things I don't like about it (like forgetting to stop it), but all in all it's a fantastic system.

 

 

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post #28 of 44
My .mac ran out and I don't want to upgrade right now. I have the gear and run between 5-7km per night after work.

A couple of times I've had real problems with the ipod though. When I start a new Basic run the timer starts but the music just flicks through each song. It doesn't play them, just cycles through the title and then jumps to the next and the next ad infinitum. The only thing that seems to solve it is to restart the ipod before every run..

Otherwise the gear is good. I even took the risk of running in a rain storm everything survived except the headphones... but it could have been worse.
post #29 of 44
I've never had that happen. And I've ran over 200 miles with mine. You should try formatting your ipod and starting over with new software. See if that helps.

 

 

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post #30 of 44
Anyone else having a problem loading the Nike site?
post #31 of 44
I haven't been running the last week because of snow... My gf synced hers yesterday though.

 

 

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post #32 of 44
I'm going out for my first Nike+ run (and my first run in 2 years) in about 30 minutes. Wish me luck. I've registered at Nike.com and checked out everything... I guess I'm ready.

My goal today is to run to my friend's house on the other side of HK island. i'm sure my lungs will be hurting with HK's polluted air and my out-of-shape lungs, and I expect my legs will ache when I get home.

I'm using my Nike+ kit with a Gen2 iPod Nano, a 3rd party pocket and an old pair of super-lightweight running shoes by Energie. I'll probably buy a pair of Nike+ shoes when I have the budget, but I hope they have some sort of superlights... seems now they only have the medium and large running shoe type with the pocket.
post #33 of 44
Ok... some problems.

My run turned out to be a great 10k+. Generally uphill for the first 3/4 of the run. Then downhill quickly back to sea level, then two short hills before finally reaching my destination. Total 11k. Unfortunately I crapped out after 8k and walked the final 3k.

Here's a map of my run here

The problem was that there's something wrong with my transmitter. It said I only ran 3.6k. As I said, I'm using a third party pouch with a non-Nike shoe. I also have a soft stride, and I walked a bit as well.

Does anyone else have a problem with their stride not being correctly transmitted? Is it something that would be solved with a proper Nike+ shoe? Is it because I have a soft, rolling stride maybe? Or has it somehow been miscalibrated and I should calibrate it on a track?

Overall, however, I'm pleased with my run. Despite the fact that I had to walk a bit, two five minute intervals later on in the first 8k and then the entire final 3k, I pushed myself and feel the nice soreness in my legs. My lungs were not a problem, and my sides ached soon after I started but that went away. I was running uphill for the most part and facing the 4-4:45pm sun as well. I feel confident that I can run at least from Kennedy Town to Aberdeen in 45 minutes as my first goal, and my final goal by the end of the year will be the complete 11km in that time. I'm hoping to run the HK Marathon next February or at least the 10k leg of the same event with a competitive time for a 37 year-old amateur.

I'd like to hear any comments from you guys...
post #34 of 44
Well, apparently, the swoosh on the transmitter has to be facing up. I had it the wrong way. I'll try again in a few days (my legs will be sore for a couple days after my first run in years).
post #35 of 44
for gym music and workout music, I recommend european dance music.......

it's ALWAYS the best motivational tool for me...

.....and you don't have to tell anyone at the office if u just listen to it on the mp3 player at the gym ....

.... here's a compilation series on itunes that I recommend:

http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/M...Club+Hits+Vol+
post #36 of 44
Legs are still sore... thinking of trying the 8km tomorrow though...
post #37 of 44
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Originally Posted by ginalyn View Post

for gym music and workout music, I recommend european dance music.......

it's ALWAYS the best motivational tool for me...

.....and you don't have to tell anyone at the office if u just listen to it on the mp3 player at the gym ....

.... here's a compilation series on itunes that I recommend:

http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/M...Club+Hits+Vol+

This is my first playlist:

LCD SoundSystem\t- Nike + Original Run (45:33)

This is my second playlist:

Calvin Harris - Acceptable in the 80s
LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
Elbow - Any Day Now
Dramarama - Anything, Anything (I'll Give You)
Vampire Weekend - A-Punk
Inspiral Carpets - Beast Inside
LCD Soundsystem - Beat Connection
Pet Shop Boys - Bet She's Not Your Girlfriend
The Thrills - Big Sur
Placebo - Bionic
Doves - Black and White Town
New Order - Blue Monday
The Brand New Heavies - Bnh
Underworld - Born Slippy Nuxx
Phish - Bouncing Around The Room
The Stone Roses - Breaking Into Heaven
Erasure - Breath Of Life
Led Zeppelin - Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
Muse - Butterflies & Hurricanes
Chemical Brothers - Chemical Beats
The Bees - Chicken Payback
The Cure - Club America
Kasabian - Club Foot
Inspiral Carpets - Commercial Reign
Martin Gore - Compulsion
New Order - Confusion
808 State - Cübik
Underworld - Cups
ABBA - Dancing Queen
Suharit Siamwalla - Digital Punk
Placebo - Drag
The Brand New Heavies - Dream Come True
Prince - Erotic City
Elbow - Fallen Angel
Chromeo - Fancy Footwork
Suede - Filmstar
New Order - Fine time
The Streets - Fit But You Know It
The Stone Roses - Fools Gold
Brian Eno - Fractal Zoom
Dave Grusin - Fratelli Chase
The Cure - Friday I'm In Love
Led Zeppelin - Gallows Pole
LCD Soundsystem - Get Innocuous
The Music - Getaway
Devo - Girl U Want
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give It Away
LCD Soundsystem - Give It Up
Faithless - God Is A DJ
Violent Femmes - Gone Daddy Gone
Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

I actually set this up as my playlist for the Phase game, and it's perfectly suitable for running as well... in fact I think I'm going to tend to like it more than the LCD running track, which is a bit monotonous.
post #38 of 44
Hi guys i m newbie...
Actually I m pissed why? because my wife and I are both equiped with the nano and nike plus and everything which goes with it... so what?
Since we are equiped we go to jog every two days and each time the resume after jog displayed on our nano gives very different datas... she has about 1km more than I and she runs faster than me because on her screen it is written at least a gap of less 2 km/mn than mine...
well the full story is that we run together with the same path, same speed, same time same...
so her datas are correct because we checked but mine are wrong
Accordingly, I m fade up of my data recorded on the website because it is not corresponding to real...
I ve tried many times to calibrate but still a disaster I think the nano is calculating how many impulsions there are within 400 meters but why it is so wrong?

Have you met already this problem? if yes did you solve it? How?
post #39 of 44
Did you calibrate your nano/Nike+?

Both of you should calibrate the units vs. using the built in default. You need a measured distance to calibrate. A 400m track is ideal. I think it's a good idea to be warmed up before you calibrate too, so your stride will be consistent.
post #40 of 44
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Did you calibrate your nano/Nike+?

Both of you should calibrate the units vs. using the built in default. You need a measured distance to calibrate. A 400m track is ideal. I think it's a good idea to be warmed up before you calibrate too, so your stride will be consistent.

Thank you for your response but I did calibrate as you mention and several times.... My wife did also but just once... Me I should did it 3 or 4 times and the differences still persisting...
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