Each day that I go out for a run with my Nike+ I trust it less and less!! Last week it was giving me completely wrong distance readings, and on my run last night the thing was even worst!!! There was no logic to what it was saying, so I´m assuming my Nike+ has alcohol problems.
I’ve calibrated the thing 2 times already, and yesterday on a course that I’ve already measured the distance a couple of times it was giving me a wrong reading. But what bothers me is that it´s not even consistent with what it says. The faster I go, the longer it says the miles are!!! Which is frustrating because it makes me think that I’m going slower than I really am!! If at least it would measure all the miles the same, it would be bearable, not random distances for each mile!!
But the worst came yesterday when it started playing with my pace!!! There I was, 25 minutes into my run, going anaerobic in the middle of a speedwork training, with my polar HRM indicating 191 heart beats per minute, I was going fast, so I press my iPod´s center button to check how fast I’m going (at least an estimate from my drunk buddy) and it says I´m doing 18:30 minute/miles!!!! COME ON!!!! Then I slow down to rest a bit for the next interval, and check my pace again thinking I´m going to get a good laugh at it saying I´m doing 30 minute/miles… But NO!! it seems that I´m going faster now, I´m actually doing 9 minute/miles!! maybe if I start crawling I can do a Boston qualifying time!!
Ok, so either my alien super powers allow me to control the space-time continuum (like Hiro from Heroes) or my Little buddy (Nike+) is having serious alcohol problems. Thinking its probably the later, I´m going to take it to AA (re-re-calibrate it) this afternoon, hoping that it should solve the problems and I can get an ‘accurate’ pace/distance reading when I´m running. Now I´m more convinced than ever that I MUST get a garmin 405, I´ve read nothing but good reviews from the 305, and the new model is so much more smaller!! It´s the ultimate running gadget! And now, I Must have it!