Posted: 13/11/2013 at 16:29
It seems that every week a new app, or gps enabled, heart rate mointoring device is being launched. Allowing us to analyse every aspect of our running. Does this really make us better runners?
In a bid to set myself free from the tyranny of technology I decided to ditch all my tech earlier this year. Running solely on feel rather than being a slave to the pace dictated by technology. When I go for a run now it is without a watch, hrm or any other device.
The unexpected result is that I have set my 3 best half marathon times to date:
previous pb 1:33:33 (age grade 69.8%)
Bracknell 1:31:02 (72.3%) new pb
Windsor 1:32:37 (71.1%) course pb
Grand union canal 1:33:24 (70.5%)
Anyway, I was just wondering what other runners thought about the growing trend of analysing every aspect of exercise and what they use the data for? For me, this year has been about going back to running for the pleasure of it and the improved performances have been an added bonus