I’ve been running regularly in 45 minute sessions (sometimes a bit more but never over an hour) for nearly two years but until recently I had absolutely no idea what kind of distance I was doing. That is no longer the case thanks to the latest iPod accessory which in association with Nike provides all the essential information needed by joggers.
Basically I have a tiny Nike sensor in a velcro pouch (extra money as the sensor thing usually fits into the sole of the trainer) fastened on to my laces and somehow that records my speed, distance, time and calories burned and sends that information to my iPod which can read the data due to the addition of a tiny piece inserted where the charger usually goes.
Due to illness, injury, work etc I have only used it a couple of times but am impressed by it all so far and have discovered that I run between seven and eight kilometres each session. Not bad I think but its fair to say that a Marathon is still a way off for me.