Hey all, Lots of people are working out good and SECURE methods of affixing the sensor to your shoes -- and being able to move it easily between pairs of shoes -- for instance this one here: http://web.mac.com/chasemalone/iWeb/Site/Nike%20Sport%20Kit%20Mod.html
And some feedback has said that the little key-holder idea is slightly less accurate... Anyone done a direct comparison to a fixed-on-the-laces version?
I'm about to buy the gadget tomorrow morning and will report back myself ... I'm thinking of doing something similar but which leaves the sensor itself independent: a velcro-sided mini-pouch which can then be velcroed "over" the laces.
Hey all -- I used to cycle everywhere and caused imbalance -- big quads, but other supporting muscles insufficiently developed. I had serious problems going up/down stairs and physio suggested some very good, non-stressy exercises: 1. Sit on floor or mat with legs straight out in front. With one leg at a time, rotate whole leg to turn knee out (instead of knee pointing upward, point to a "2:30" angle). Keeping abs in, and without straining back, lift leg a SMALL way, just enough to activate the muscle on the inside of your upper knee/lower thigh. Hold briefly, and lower. Repeat 20x and switch sides. Best to do whenever you can throughout the day. It can be varied so you can do it at your desk, just be careful not to strain your knee. 2. Same starting position as first, only with legs not turned out. Put a rolled up towel (not too large) under your knee. Push down on the towel as though to flatten. Hold briefly and relax. Repeat 20x and switch sides. These and a VERY CAREFUL commencement of running sorted my knees pretty thoroughly. (Not that I haven't had new, wonderful, other injuries. :( )
Congrats Wendy on yer happy start! Now I'm not an expert -- by any means -- but Hal Higdon's twelve-week training plan for the half-m worked a treat for me and some work colleagues last spring. Can be found at http://www.halhigdon.com/halfmarathon/index.htm. He has VERY good points about the value of walking and other cross-training. Good luck! I'll be doing it myself again -- White Horse Half-M on April 2 2006. Yee ha!
Just going to say that when I run in snow I put my hillwalking gaiters on to keep the snow etc. from directly going down into my socks ... sometimes I fold down the tops of the gaiters so that my legs won't get too warm.