When the new Nike Running site launched earlier this month I was excited to see the new analytics and graphs comparing your activity to your own demographic and the whole Nike Plus community. Just a few weeks ago I was only leading in pace but a recent analysis shows I am above average for my demographic and the community on all four!
In the last 30 days I’m leading on average pace, average distance per run, total miles, and Nike Fuel points earned. Killer! I do know that my biggest competition lies in my own mind, but it’s fun to see that I’ve made great strides — pun intended — over the last few weeks.
The new nikeplus.com website is up and running, pun intended. Nike Fuel now syncs across all Nike devices and apps so if you have a history of runs stored they’ve now been converted to fuel — makes me wish I’d started using Nike Plus sooner and never given Run Keeper a shot! You can make your own routes and discover popular ones via the new Heat Map. There’s more awards and incentives to share, and the friend element is due to be beefed up and ‘coming soon’ too. Best part for analytics freaks like me is how you can compare yourself to the whole Nike community and more specifically your age group and gender. Women my age (30-34) are beating me on the number of miles over the last 30 days but I’m killing it on pace. A win’s a win, I’ll take it :)
I love empty gyms…easy to come by on a Monday morning.
Slight problem. On week five of the Under Armor Challenge — where my goal was to run 100 miles over 9 weeks with 100 pushups per day — and get notified by Nike Plus that they are revamping and removing current goals and challenges by the end of May. Now, I could just track it manually moving forward…but where’s the fun in that?
Solution. I’m ahead of pace with a mere 27 miles to completion so why not up the ante and finish the goal by May 31, 3.5 weeks ahead of time? That’s 10 days to go averaging 2.7 miles per day every day…yeah, I got this.
The remaining 3.5 weeks will need a new goal…3 hours of boxing a week?