Manually add a run to Nike Plus

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24/01/2012 at 12:48

Hi,

Does anyone know how to manually add a run to the Nike + website?

I didn't have my GPS watch with me last night.

 Ta,

D.

DAM
24/01/2012 at 22:45
There may be a simpler way but this will work.

Assuming you don't already have one, creat an account at connect.garmin.com.
Add your run manually then use http://www.awsmithson.com/tcx2nikeplus/ to transfer the run to your Nike+ account.

good luck.
25/01/2012 at 11:58

Thanks for that DAM, a good workaround.

26/01/2012 at 18:13
That is very useful, I didn't know you could do that! I forgot to take my Nike Plus gadget for my runs a few times and it is good to know there is a plan B!
30/01/2012 at 09:16
Thats a great little tool - thank you!
30/01/2012 at 15:46

I can't get this to work

I didn't take my phone out for a half marathon back in October and I'd quite like to add it because I'm so close to the next level

31/01/2012 at 13:22

I have just tried this too.

 I entered a 3 km run on 30/01/2012 and it imported a 10K run for 05/01/2010.

Dam, have you got this to work?

 Ta,

D.

31/01/2012 at 13:33
I used it to import about ten runs yesterday. If the page tells you that the import has completed, but it doesn't appear on the site, try clearing your cache. The Nike+ site is notoriously bad when it comes to caching.
31/01/2012 at 21:49
I get the message 'Failure; 1 is smaller than the minimum (3): number of points (1)' 
DAM
31/01/2012 at 22:48
DMax

I use it three or four times a week to transfer runs recorded on my Garmin watch to my Nike + account.

It works great for me although sometimes I have to log out and in again of the Nike site before the runs show up.

D
31/01/2012 at 22:55
@Yally - I had that on a couple of runs. In Garmin Connect I noticed that the GPS/route was missing.
01/02/2012 at 10:21

Thanks Dam, I have e-mailed the support guys about this and will post their reply as soon as I get it. I may have just done something wrong on was unlucky.

... on a slightly different note to this. I have been on the Nike + forums (which are now on Facebook for some unbelievably stupid reason) and the guys at Nike Running has just said they do not support this becasue they anticipate lots of user error. Incidentally, there are loads of questions on the forum asking about manually adding runs. 

I am a Senior Software Tester and have told them their response is complete rubbish as all they need to do is create drop down boxes and let the user select distances and times from a set list. Thsi would save the user typing anything in and then there wouldn't be any error at all. I also gave them a bit of a talking to and told them that their competitors such as Garmin can do this. I put it to them that if they cannot provide the same functionality to their sites and give the runner the full experience in the same way as their competitors then they shouldn't be charging the same money for their equipment. Don't know what they will say, to me it looks like a stark refusal for them to do anything about it. Perhaps more pressure from us guys may help grease those wheels.

01/02/2012 at 12:04

zzz ...

 Anyway, yeah I am getting the same error as you now Yally. I tried to see if I could find anymore info on this on the web but drew a blank. Let me know if you find anything else out. Ta.

08/02/2012 at 08:22

Yally, I have been in touch with the Developer of the site. It turns out the message you are seeing is as a result of entering a manual workout. There is not enough information on this to be able to import the record into the Nike plue database. The developer said there was not much he could do about this.

 Hope this helps.

Doug.

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06/06/2012 at 21:20
Trouble with manually adding runs is you'd get the sort of person that goes for a drive in their cars and then logs a run in the fastest 10k challenge etc abusing it.
It's frustrating when you cannot log a run though!
21/06/2012 at 18:47

Turns out that it IS possible to manually add a run to Nike+ (including a detailed route map).

I'm not sure if this is the best method, but here's detailed instructions;

http://mattstuehler.com/post/25593216312/adding-a-run-to-nike-manually

Long story short - I used the RunKeeper site to manually create a run (RK allows you to use Google Maps to trace your route).

RK also allows you to export the run to a GPX file.

Then, I UPLOADED that GPX file into the Garmin Connect site.

Finally, I used Angus Smithson's "Garmin to Nike+" uploader tool to upload the run from Garmin to Nike+.

Works great - the start time, distance, total time, route map - are all recorded perfectly. The only thing I lost is the details of my pace during the run, which I can live with.

Hope this works for you!

Edited: 21/06/2012 at 20:58
03/08/2012 at 15:37

Have been using Runkeeper for all my runs but decided to get a sportsband as I just need to track timings etc now as my routes are sorted and was sick of using carrying my android phone.

Was a bit peeved at not being able to import my runs easily but with these instrucitons it does work. Bit convoluted but does work, quicker and easier than getting Nike support to add it. Thanks for the instructions Matt  

07/09/2012 at 03:21

I posted a solution I'd discovered a back in July (see my comment earlier...) Anyway, I've modified my blog a bit, so here's an updated link: http://blog.mattstuehler.com/post/25593216312/adding-a-run-to-nike-manually

Good luck, and happy running!

19/09/2012 at 13:54

Does anyone know how to manually upload runs to nike+ without any mapping data?

ie just times and distance?

could really use some help as ive tried to eport all my data from dailymile, after folloing your instructions here ended up entering 12 months worth of runs onto Runkeeper, only for it to export to CSV files instead

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