Running For The First Time

Running For The First Time by Ezra Hilyer
Running For The First Time, a photo by Ezra Hilyer on Flickr.

I have never been a Runner; my sport has always been Cycling (Road,
and Mountain), I have loved being on 2 wheels as long as I can remember.

However, over the last two weeks, I have started to get into running.
It started as a casual interest in developing more endurance, and
excercising a different group of muscles, but now that I have run
nearly 20 miles, I am starting to understand why people find this
sport so thrilling.

The first 2-3 runs were pure torture, I felt as though my calves were
being torn, and the lactic acid buildup would force me to stop
running, and drop back down to a walk. Now that hurdle is past: I am
able to run farther each day.

I bought some Nike+ shoes and a sensor to track my runs, I use my
iPhone 3G S to track the data, and each time I Sync, that run-data
goes to the Nike Running website, where I can analyze it, and join
challenges, and compete againt others, and myself.

This will not replace my cycling, but will be a great addition to it.

-Ezra Hilyer

4 Weeks With A Nike Sportband

The Nike+ Sportband has been overall a good investment for me; as I addicted to information: it gives me a way to track my running progress, and set goals to push my stamina.I use it when I don’t want to run with Music, I have an iPhone 3GS that I use when I need that extra boost with a good running track.

One thing that is mildly Annoying: the thing is too small for my wrist, it can be quite uncomfortable, and the strap is tight enough to leave a mark after my run. I do have over-large wrists, but normally don’t have a problem finding a watch to fit me.As I have said before; I have never really been a runner. I have been a cyclist for many years, and thought I was in good shape, but running uses a whole other group of muscles. Ones that I didn’t even know I had!
Feel The Burn!!