Back in February I bought myself a new iPod Nano and a new pair of Nike+ running sneakers. Then I used them twice and that was the end of that. My successful Central Park run has inspired me to start getting my money's worth out of my running gear.
On Thursday I ran 11.23 miles according to my iPod. I am out on Long Island and I thought it was going to be a pleasant experience. Unfortunately the village of Matinecock is not meant for outdoor running and I spent a good portion of my run trying not to get run over. I ran back towards Mill River Road and then continued my run into the town of Oyster Bay. I hit the 10 mile mark when I reached CVS on Route 106 and managed to struggle through the remaining 1.23 miles home. My feet were so torn up after this experience that I hobbled myself into Angel Tip Nails for a pedicure the next day.
Today I decided that I would go over to the Vernon School track to calibrate my iPod. This turned out to be a failure. The distance markers on the track didn't match up to the distances on my iPod. If anyone knows what I am doing wrong, I would greatly appreciate some feedback. I am going to be mighty disappointed if I find out that I did not in fact run 11.23 miles on Thursday. Although I was unable to calibrate the sensor, I did run 4 miles. I then walked around my block as a cool down.
I'm looking for a running partner for the month of August. If you're interested in running with me in Central Park or along the East River, send me a note.