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So, there is this company that is getting funding through kickstarter called Bia Sport, that wants to make a GPS watch for women. Not only will it track your run like a Garmin it also will have a built in alert that will alert authorities if you have the need. Pretty awesome for when you are a little concerned when running alone (which I have been a couple of times. Nothing happened, but knowing that I could alert someone if needed would be a pretty awesome add-on, and make me feel better when running alone). And, it's super cute! And will have metric measures as well, which I think is awesome, since I don't know Imperial. Anyway, people should send them money so they can make it. I have a Garmin, which I like, but it is fitted for a man's wrist, so it's a bit big on me, and I like the idea of a women run company - no more with the Shrink it and Pink it. Plus if it can be multi sport, waterproof and have fab battery life? Count me in. Seriously. Give them money! Though I guess I won't know how well it will work until I have it - I may end up hating it, but I have a good feeling about it. I do have reservations about if all the tech will work here (will the alert to authorities work, will I be able to map my routes - will they have maps for Canada), and I'm not 100% sure if I want another training program - I'd like to have all my runs and training together, but I'll cross that bridge when I have to. I'm still digging the look of it, how it is so much smaller than the Garmin, and the battery life. Worst comes to worst, I'll have the coolest sport watch out there.

As well, my coach videotaped me running, gave me a breakdown of my form, and I'm now wondering how I'm able to propel myself forward at all. My gluteus medius is apparently weak, causing my hips to drop, toeing out when I land and a big angle from my hip to foot when I run, and I overstride, and sit behind my support leg. Basically all this means that I spend a lot of energy just moving forward that I should get from elastic recoil. Which means I need to start some strengthening exercises for my glutes and core. Joy! Actually, while I'm not thrilled about having to do extra exercises, I'm excited about how it could affect my speed (in a positive way), I have about 2-3 minutes in my 5k times I want to knock off and hopefully this will help in that goal.

on 2012-07-08 07:41 am (UTC)
blnchflr: Running (running)
Posted by [personal profile] blnchflr
I think the GPS looks uncomfortable; I don't understand the design at all, sorry.

Good luck with training :)

Happy birthday!

on 2012-08-09 05:00 pm (UTC)
bzero: birthday greeting icon (birthday)
Posted by [personal profile] bzero
That watch does sound cool, as does the running improvements. Neat! Have a good birthday weekend!


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