Friday, May 30, 2008

Nike Plus (with Minuses)

As a birthday gift to myself, I purchased the Nike + iPod Sport Kit. The first eight runs were terrific. After callibration, the device was accurate to within hundredths of a mile on pavement, trails, and treadmills. I liked getting instant pacing information, creating playlists for certain events (like my cheesy "Girl Power" playlist for Girls on the Run--see below), and hearing "400 meters to go" toward the end of my runs.

Then, inexplicably, my workouts stopped uploading to the Nike Sports website. It may have had something to do with the dating of the workouts--perhaps my iPod clock was reset to the year 2000? I read the help forums, learned more than I wanted to about the synching process, and finally resorted to restoring my nano (which erases all information and settings) and starting over from scratch. I lost three workouts. Since restoring, I have completed two runs and they both uploaded to the Nike website perfectly.

Here are the most helpful sites I found:
To create and add a workout to Nike Sport website - Nike Plus Edit
To browse help questions and answers on the Apple site - Apple Help Forum for Third Generation Nanos and Nike Plus


Girl Power playlist (please feel free to laugh at my choices!)
Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
Big Star - Kenny Chesney
Bye Bye - Jo Dee Messina
Cowboy Girl - Lonestar
Crush - Jennifer Paige
Fallen Angel - Jamie Warren
Good Luck - Kristy Lee (Cook)
Guys Do It All The Time - Mindy McCready
Hard On The Ticker - Tim McGraw
I Can Love You Better - Dixie Chicks
I Touch Myself - Divinyls
Nobody's Girl - Reckless Kelly
Respect - Aretha Franklin
SexyBack - Justin Timberlake
She's a Hottie - Toby Keith (powersong)
Something More - Sara Evans
SOS - Rihanna
Stronger Woman - Jewel
Think - Aretha Franklin
Women Rule the World - Lonestar

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