Sunday, November 2, 2008

NikePlus Website

I started running so I could eat cookies whenever I felt like it - now I run to hang out on isn’t just a website to track times and distances, it is also a place for runners to compete and trash talk.

For those of you who don’t know, the Nikeplus system is a sensor in your shoe that tracks your speed and distance from a run. That data is collected and sent wirelessly to a receiver attached to an iPod which can then be uploaded to the Nikeplus site.

Even if you don’t use the Nikeplus system, it’s worth signing up for a membership. There is a great “Community” section where you can chat with other Nikeplus users as well as race against them.

They’ve recently added a great tool called “Map It” that uses Google Maps technology to help plan out running routes ahead of time. Before my trip to Tokyo and Manila, I was able to check distances and see my actual route via Google Earth. So cooool.

My favorite cookies are Oreo, Blake’s and the grandma ones with white icing and mystery red jam.


Ginger said...

I don't run but I hang out at NikePlus to meet guys like Tak. Because he always has cookies in his pockets. -Ginger

chandrabhan said...

I’m gna just share my views from top to bottom as I see them.
I feel this is a good simply because its consistent with how the user is used to seeing the comment form and filling out information in general. Filling out the name and email wont take me much time, and if you really wanted to go ahead and type the comment first, you can do so, not really that big of a work around.

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