achievements

October 23rd, 2006

Today was not just an average day.

1. Lance Armstrong congratulated me ‘personally’ after my first 30 minutes workout with my Nike+ iPod sport kit.

2. I had my first driving lesson, ok 10 years later as most people, but still, I had to drive down the Karl-Marx-Allee in Berlin.

3. This is my 500th post.

Nike+

October 18th, 2006

Yesterday was the official launch of Nike+ in Germany. Nike+ is a collaboration between Nike and Apple: it’s a running system to track your running time, pace and the calories you have burned. You click a small receiver on your iPod nano and you put a small sensor in your Nike+ running shoes and off you go. After your run, you can sync your data with the Nike+ website and see a graphical representation of your run. The system works just like you would expect from Apple …
I started running 2 months ago after I received my Nike iD Air Zoom Moire+ shoes (what a name). It wasn’t easy after 9 years of no sports; shin splits and achilles pains … I experienced it all. Yesterday, my girlfriend picked up a Nike + iPod sport kit (the iPod receiver and sensor) at NikeTown for me and today I tried it out for the first time. Here is the graphic of my run on www.nikeplus.com. I can’t wait for my next run!

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running

August 16th, 2006

airzoommoire.jpgYesterday I recieved my pair of Air Zoom Moire +. They’re the Nike running shoes that work with the apple nano to measure your distance, pace and time. Unfortunately the small chip that connects both isn’t available yet in Germany … Anyway, I’m just back from my first run since … I guess 9 years. It was fun but hard, I did 3750 meters (I measured that with Gmaps Pedometer). Let’s see if I can keep my “every 2 days run” goal.

Nike+ iD

July 14th, 2006

Today Nike and Apple launched Nike+. This is what I have been waiting for … waiting to pick up with running. Nike+ is combination of Nike shoes and Apples iPod Nano. It’s basicly a system to track your running pace and distance. The iPod connects to a sensor in the shoe and saves the data. When you connect your iPod, you’ll be able to upload your data to the Nike+ website, that website gives you a nice graphical visualisation of your runs. Technology, design and sneakers in one. Made for me.
… that sounds like Nike iD. Indeed I’m just back from my appointment at the Nike iD Studio in Berlin. Nike developed a new shoe for this new product: the Air Zoom Moire+.
This is what I made and some samples that were on display. flickrset

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