Multiplayer Game Of The Year

I've got a confession. I don't play online multiplayer games.

Sure, a few Nintendo DS matches of Tetris DS and Mario Kart here and there. But even though I've owned an Xbox 360 since technically-before-the-launch-date, and I have an Xbox Live Gold subscription, I've not yet played a single game on Xbox Live. Not one deathmatch, not one race, not even a game of good ol' Uno. (I have, however, sent a few Xbox Live voicemail messages to friends where I'm all 'bluu bluu bluuuuu beep boop bleep bloop baaa-la-la-la kit kit kit' for six minutes. That's pretty fun. And as a side note, when you don't really play online games, the Xbox 360 kind-of sucks. Anyway.)

I've done some soul searching to try to figure out why I fear the online. And as best as I can figure it out, when I've got a big ol' stack of single-player, story-based videogames I want to play through sitting around the ol' Sasserpartment, there's simply no space in my brain for "play around, online". My gaming time is precious, and I like stories, accomplishment, and "endings" — both conquering a game in triumph, and getting to move on to a new one. It's a one-two punch of joy straight to the face. Who can play online when there's so much yet to do offline?

Despite all of this, and all three mighty paragraphs of setup, I recently had a small epiphany. I've found myself totally enraptured by a new kind of online gaming experience, one that's got excitement, thrilling rivalries, stats and achievements, mind-blowing graphics, and seriously perfect music. And sweat. Ridiculous amounts of sweat.

My online game of the year? Jogging on the streets of Portland with the Nike+ iPod kit. ...zing!

Deprogramming Gym Class

I know, right? Jogging. Doesn't really sound like a good time, does it? Have I gone crazy?

Let me explain. The Nike+ running kit ($29) uses a special shoe-based sensor, coupled with a special receiver for the iPod nano, to track your pace and distance as you run. Once you're done and you dock, it uploads all sorts of cool statistics to a very game-like Flash website, where you can track your progress, set goals, challenge your friends, and more.

In reality, Apple and Nike have invented a system that perfectly connects two sides of my brain that had previously only given each other occasional awkward glances across the fleshy halls of my skull: the nerdy, video gaming part of me, and the part of me that actually kind-of likes (and feels good about) exercise.

To date, I'd never really remotely been interested in "running" — it seemed slow, exhausting, and probably painful. It doesn't help that I'm not particularly an "athlete", more of a small-man walkabout, although I do love a good bike ride. I didn't really do sports in high school (I was instead probably screwing around at some BBS meet at Round Table Pizza — lord that was hard to type), P.E. was a mixed bag (although I loved "capture the flag"), and I used to honestly dread track and field day with every ounce of my body, for a horn-of-plentysworth of reasons.

To get into running, the first thing that had to go for me was the gym class barrier — all those track and field memories. Surprisingly, I found that simply running down the streets of Portland was nothing like the well-remembered monotone of a dusty cinder track. The city is always changing, dynamic, and fun. Not only that, but I was pretty much by myself, in blissful musical solitude: soaking in the scenery without any competitive stress from, well, athletes. It didn't take much time at all for me to realize that running — when you're not being expected to do so — is really rather pleasant.

I was off.

Steady Progress

Not Me. It Is, However, Our Office (3rd Floor)
My first few weeks of running (pre-Nike+, getting ready) were pretty shaky and slow going. I started extremely mellow and, as per Google's all-knowing jogging advice, I walked when I needed to, which was frequent. Even 10 blocks or so of continuous running was enough to transform me into Sir Sweatington The Third. But despite all of this, it still felt pretty good — because it felt like it would get easier.

When the shoes arrived, my routine started in earnest, and I gradually increased my distance and started running regularly, every other day, for about 30 minutes a day.

The awesome thing about the human body — and I guess, the most inspiring part of this process for me — was that things change, the body improves, and you don't really even notice. All of the sudden, about two weeks later, I was able to run my standard route — 3 miles in NW Portland including two monstrous hills — without stopping to break. I could hardly believe it once I realized it. This isn't meant to be bragging, but rather be inspiring — it had nothing to do with me, rather it was the amazing capabilities we all share as owners of the ultimate in human interface design: humans. Whoah. Heavy.

The Game

The second best part about the Nike+ running — the cool, video-game like part — is that you not only run, but you also get points for running. Your score ever-increases. Better still, if you set goals for yourself, you even get awesome virtual trophies and ribbons, resplendent in their vector beauty. Just like Pac-Man got to eat the occasional delicious (albeit high-sodium) pretzel treat in-between hundreds of dots, the Nike+ runner gets the occasional trophy treat in between the miles. As I understand it, a lot of people run for so-called "exercise", but let me tell you: points are way cooler.

And the coolest part about Nike+ running? Like any good online game, you can challenge your friends. First to 100 miles? Fastest 5-mile time? Your call. These challenges wind up being incredibly inspiring — running against good friend and athletic powerhouse J. John Afryl kept me on my toes (maybe a bit too much as you'll read later) — and they're also incredibly fun. Logging in after a long run, uploading your data, and seeing where you are in the standings, is a pretty awesome way to wrap up your exercise. And more importantly, sitting around the house, wondering what to do, thinking about jogging, and then realizing that if you don't go jogging tonight you're going to lose points and slip in the standings — now that's true, videogame motivation.

Over the course of a couple of months, I've developed a few personal "cheat codes" (if you will, in a strained metaphor) that I want to share with you, most of them obvious. NIGHT_RIDER is a good one — basically, and I know this is going to surprise you, it's running at night. HAVE I GONE NUTS sure it's probably not for everybody, but I love it. It's cooler, it's mellow, it's relaxing. Of course, you need to be cautious and visible and careful. But running at night is, for me, significantly easier than trying to go during the day, and with this cheat code you'll do more for less! RUN_WITH_NICOLE is also a really important performance booster code — make sure to replace "NICOLE" with the name of your own personal running partner/significant other/athletic ghost friend who haunts your gym shorts. Having somebody to run along with — and talk to, or listen to music with, or keep pace with — takes the "u(gh)" out of "run". Thanks, Nicole.

My favorite cheat code, though?

STEALTH_MODE. Powerful. Deadly.

Herein lies my greatest Nike+ triumph. But beware: this cheat code is dangerous and cursed, and was also responsible for my greatest downfall.

So, I became obsessed with being the first runner to hit 100 miles. Why? While we were at WWDC, I ran a few times around San Francisco, and John and I were literally neck-and-neck in the "Month One" distance standings. On Thursday night, we were maybe .3 miles apart. Then came Friday — a day filled with the Panic crew walking all around San Francisco, much time spent in airports, etc. In short, I didn't have a single chance to run on Friday. Little did I know that the "month one" challenge ended that Friday night, and John, who undoubtedly saw the stats and realized we were neck-and-neck, blazed ahead, putting in an impressive amount of miles and taking home the trophy. I didn't stand a chance. It was on.

I knew I had to do two things. I had to run like crazy. And I had to, somehow, not let on that I was running like crazy. This would hopefully make John let his guard down thinking I was lounging about the veranda, maybe take one or two days off or not push himself knowing exactly how much to push, and allow me to make it happen, surprise style.

And thus, STEALTH_MODE was born. Basically, don't upload your data. Ever.

Don't even think about plugging your iPod into your computer after you run. As you continue to run, the data will accumulate on your iPod, but you don't want to tip your hand and post it for everyone to see. Charge your iPod via a wall charger, or maybe plug-in to a random power-giving USB port on some other device — but don't let the iPod mount and the dreaded iTunes launch and auto-upload. (Pro Tip: You'll want to make sure you have enough music before attempting this cheat code.)

While engaged in STEALTH_MODE, everyone will think you're a lazy pile, but you're racking up another mile! (TM © 2006 CS)

Finally, once you've accomplished your goal, whatever it may be, plug your iPod in, sit back, and enjoy as a shocking number of miles get uploaded in one gigantic megablast of running ludicrosity.

This is how I uploaded 36 miles in one shot...

...and became the first guy in our group to hit 100 miles.

Which, really, felt awesome. A little tricky, but still awesome.

It was all downhill from there.

Critical Bug: My Controllers Are Broken

Here's the thing about not being a runner: I don't know crap all about running. To hit the 100 mile mark, I had to run a lot. I mean, a lot — once, 3 times in one day. At distances I had never even thought possible — well, for me — like 10 miles. (Shut up, professionals.) And it all felt great, until one fateful morning when I got out of bed, and my legs kind-of crumpled into themselves.

My legs weren't in pain per se, but it was clear they were unhappy. Like teamsters at the Moscone center, they didn't really feel like doing their job and weren't afraid to say so.

My retardological conclusion was that my legs were just "tired" from the run and needed a little pep up. So I ran again that night, about 6 miles. And the next morning it was much worse. So I gave it a couple of days rest. And then ran 4 miles after that, despite it being one of the hardest things I've ever tried to do. And, way-hey!, guess what? The next morning it was worse still. Yeah, I'm a total genius. A limping, totally stupid looking genius.

And that's the story of why I'm currently taking a week (or more) off of running. (And, in the meantime, John is sprinting past me, demolishing any hope of me winning this month's distance trophy. The price for my trickery has been duly paid.)

What did I do to myself? I don't know. Pull a muscle? What does that even mean? I have no idea. The good news is that my legs have been getting better every day and I'm not limping anymore. I'll probably be back in normal regular peppy form by Monday. But it's important to point out this potential cheat code bug — let this be a cautionary beginning runner tale. You can break your controllers easily. Don't push it, mister. Ramp it up, especially if you're starting from zero. You can beat your rival next month. I promise. Or, in my case, you probably can't. But still, be good.

It Is The Future

I can think of a million ideas that would add more video-game-like awesomeness to Nike+ and, yes, by extension, exercise in general. What if the iPod sensor, which works over a proprietary 802.11 protocol — could also detect other shoe sensors in the vicinity? I'd really enjoy running along the Eastbank Esplanade, passing a runner, and, assuming they had the (optional) preference turned on, immediately hear their best time mile announced over my headphones and have them added as a "rival" that I could then track via the website. Of course, adding additional technology to the iPod part — like a GPS receiver, dare I dream — could create even more amazing, city-wide games of running tag with my friends. Now that's a multiplayer game I'd love to play every weekend.

That said, I guess my ultimate point of all of this is pretty simple. This "game" surprised me, and that's saying something. Everyone can play this game. You should play this game. Run, walk, skip, who cares: you get points, you get exercise, you get to try to kick the ass of your stupid friends (who you love) or suffer bitter defeat, you get to explore your neighborhood and you get some fresh air and you see some funny things. You get to overhear insane conversations in hilarious tiny fragments. You get to buy weird new clothes, and hopefully even wear ridiculous headbands that, somehow, don't bother you one bit. And while you'll wonder what you're going to do when winter hits, or if you can keep it up forever, you'll give it a shot. Because you get to run into the world and accomplish something, however small, offline and online all at once.

And isn't everything better when it's a game?

Maybe now I'll play some Xbox Live...


Haha... Cabel, you are hilarious. The whole deal about points reminds me of the recent Penny Arcade where they make fun of XBLA. Anyway, this sounds like a lot of fun, I just need to get a Nano now. Running is pretty awesome, though, and here's what you do when winter hits: get tights and a long sleeve shirt... you look like a bigger dork than normal (I know this because I own tights and a long sleeve shirt to run in), but it's well worth it.

Keep up the good work, and keep on writing hilarious posts.
Anonymous Tom 8/31/2006 10:24 PM  
I can hardly believe I am saying this, but this post actually makes me want to go out and buy a pair of new shoes... and run. That coming from me - a guy who would rather poke needles in his eyes than jog - is a big deal. Nice job!
Anonymous mgeminder 8/31/2006 10:28 PM  
One thing I forgot to mention! My legs were so messed up with only ten miles to go, that I actually walked my last 10 miles to hit 100. That took a really long time, and was kind of weak, but challenging and refreshing in its own way.

Many many thanks to the ever-awesome staff of Panic Japan: i.e., Nobuhiro Hasegawa. He walked all 10 miles with me. We talked a lot of business. And we got back at three in the morning. Fortunately, his wife, Kaori, seemed to understand. "Crazy Cabel..."
Blogger Cabel 8/31/2006 10:32 PM  
Awesome. You should take it easier from now on and just do a more "normal" routine of like 3-4 miles/day 3 days/week. That way you won't wear your controllers out while you are still in the prime of your life... hehe.
Anonymous Tom 8/31/2006 10:35 PM  
You should have blurred the names of your competitors! Now we all know what a weakling Steven is.
Anonymous Anson 8/31/2006 10:40 PM  
Quick, Runningman!

To the Sassercave!
Anonymous Toast 8/31/2006 10:40 PM  
Nice writeup, it looks even better then I thought it would be. I didn't know you could compare to others! I bought the Nike+ sensor about a week ago but not the shoes, I'm looking for some kind of tiny shoe wallet or something that I can use instead. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks.
Anonymous Anonymous 8/31/2006 10:50 PM  
I recalled the crazy night!!

After the walking, I was frightened for fear of muscular pain.
Because I don't exercise usually...
However, it did not happen. My body has not become old still too much!

So, I should keep walking in Japan.

Dear Nike,
Please release Nike+ soon in Japan!!
Anonymous Noby 8/31/2006 11:01 PM  
For those looking for a way to attach the Nike+sensor to non-Nike shoes, I found this:
Anonymous Anonymous 9/01/2006 12:23 AM  
Hey Cabel, check out the Chi Running book for some good techniques for running without causing your body damage. It helped me improve my posture which made a lot of pain in my lower back from running go away. Give the book a read while you rest up.
Anonymous Anonymous 9/01/2006 12:23 AM  
You should take it easier, especially if you're new to running, it can cause overuse injuries. I got bursitis in my knee from overtraining, I had to take a month off. When I started again, I got bursitis in my hip, and I'm getting achilles tendonitis. Now I'm just walking, no running. No sense in ruining your body while trying to improve your fitness
Anonymous Anonymous 9/01/2006 2:39 AM  
I SERIOUSLY need to win a million dollars so I can buy myself a Mac, an iPod, and this Nike+. It just sounds like so much fun!
Blogger A.J. 9/01/2006 6:56 AM  

By the way, back in my running-magazine days, I learned a pretty good way of telling "my controllers are broken" from "I've temporarily overheated the console."

Briefly, if running hurts two days in a row, take two days off. If it still hurts, take a week off. If it still hurts, see a doctor.

I'd dismissed the Nike+ as a useless gadget, but you've opened my eyes.
Blogger pjm 9/01/2006 7:23 AM  
I am so bummed that I didn't get a nike kit at the beginning of my training. I have missed out on SO many points! :(
Anonymous Anonymous 9/01/2006 9:21 AM  
I would love the Nike+iPod for cycling. But if I understand it correctly, this would only work for running/walking. Too bad.
Anonymous Jim T. 9/01/2006 11:33 AM  
Sure, great, take a screenshot now, and not a while back when I at least had like 20-30 miles to my name.

Oh, I've nobody to blame but myself. *cries*
Anonymous stevenf 9/01/2006 3:25 PM  
For my side of things, check out my blog entries--

Nike+ Me 2.0


Nike+ Me 2.5
Anonymous J_John 9/01/2006 7:16 PM  
that was a great read, thanks for taking the time out to post for us. I never knew they had stuff like this. I see a huge future in this.
Anonymous Anonymous 9/02/2006 1:19 AM  
I too would love to be able to do something like this with cycling. alas....
Anonymous adb 9/02/2006 6:43 PM  
Yeah, Nike + cycling would be awesome. Great post, Cabel.
Anonymous Mikkel 9/03/2006 1:45 AM  
please release Nike+ in Denmark :(

I've been trying to find a place on the internet that sells the Nike Air Zoom Moire shoes and ships to Denmark... but nok luck yet, any of you guys that knows such a place?
Anonymous Mads 9/03/2006 2:19 AM  
I couldn't understand why the sensor was only £19 till a second ago. You can't replace the battery! Grr!

"* The sensor's battery is not replaceable. Battery life will vary considerably based on use and other factors." (sorry don't know how to fix the broken store URLs)
Anonymous Mark 9/03/2006 2:39 AM  
Hahaha, hilarious! ... who would have thought that your own body would be substituted in the place of the game character!

Speaking of cheat modes, I wonder how many people would strap additional sensors onto their shoes with those third party sensor pockets?

And I am also hanging out for a bike sensor too ...
Blogger eddy.kiko 9/03/2006 4:54 AM  
This book has some really great cheat codes as well, like SPEED_TRAINING and AVOIDING_INJURY_THROUGH_STRETCHING. Well worth the $12.21.
Anonymous Nate 9/03/2006 5:00 AM  
Great post. It would be nice if more people got off of the Xbox (or PS2, or the couch) and tried some exercise.
I usually just go on bike rides with my teammates. Randomly sprinting for speed limit signs or town lines helps break it up.
Anonymous ryank 9/03/2006 10:47 AM  
Very good, and funny, and makes me want to run again. Oh yeah I can barely walk across my apartment in the morning because of plantar fasciitis. Stupid running.

"You can't replace the battery! Grr!"

I assume you can't replace the battery because it must be a lot cheaper to manufacture a waterproof sensor without battery hatches and seals etc. If people are going to be running in places like Portland the thing is going to get wet. Unless they make a Nike+ gumboot?

It's nice to have the encouragement and friendly competition of a training partner. The cool thing about this is it lets you have training buddies even if you can't always get together to run at the same time and place. Neat.
Anonymous Ian 9/03/2006 11:33 AM  
Fantastic post, and I agree 100%. Other than a desirable female, this is the best motivation I've ever had for running.

I didn't know the STEALTH_MODE cheat worked, because one time I split an 8-mile run into two shorter runs, and only one of them uploaded to Nike. (I accidentally stopped my run while changing playlists, and had to start a new one.) I got credit for the longer (5 mile) part, but as you'd guess, I was heartbroken over losing the "points" for the final 3 miles.

Ever since then, I've always been sure to upload data after every session, to "clear" it for the next one. But based on your experience, it was probably just a one-time glitch for me. (Interestingly, the data is still in my iPod listed as a 3-mile run, but has never transferred to Nike.)

I'd love to participate in the challenges, but unfortunately, none of my friends are runners. What I would love to see is an official Nike+iPod forum where runners from around the world can get to know each other and virtually run together.

It'd also be nice if there were a preference to make your personal stats publicly accessible. I'd like the non-runners (or non-Nike+ runners) in my family to be able to enter my username from across the country and follow my progress.

That would hopefully allow enterprising programmer to create shareware and widgets that could automatically upload your recent running stats to Blogger accounts and MySpace pages.
Blogger BJ Nemeth 9/03/2006 12:31 PM  
Nike should pay you $100 for making me (and probably 25 other people who haven't commented) THINK about going out and buying all this Nike + nano stuff.
Anonymous Seth Werkheiser 9/03/2006 8:00 PM  
This quote made my day:"My legs weren't in pain per se, but it was clear they were unhappy. Like teamsters at the Moscone center, they didn't really feel like doing their job and weren't afraid to say so."

Thanks for the giggles and the inspiration!
Blogger Scotty 9/04/2006 12:45 AM  
great article! i am reallly thinking about using that nike+ stuff. but its not avail in germany ;(

gps would be a great feature, and a heart rate monitor is missing to, right?

how about nike adding an import for data from an i.e. garmin forerunner 305 into the nike+ "gaming" portal? you could share your favourite tracks, and how about a running against the "ghost" you downloaded from the site. you know, like the "ghosts" you have in some raceing games?
Anonymous Anonymous 9/04/2006 5:57 AM  
Here on Brazil we don't even have Ipods or the Itunes Music Store... Too bad I live on a third-world country X(
Anyway, great article, i loved the way u turned something i hate (running) into something that seems interesting.
Anonymous Naota_Sama 9/04/2006 7:37 PM  
do you need the nano to do this or can i just use my regular ol' video ipod? Also, if someone hasn't told you yet, you probably had DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). check it out here. just informing if you actually read your comments.
Anonymous sprats 9/05/2006 3:43 PM  
Hey Cabel--which armband are you using with the Nano?
Anonymous Garrett Murray 9/06/2006 6:44 AM  
I'm not Cabel, but you don't need an armband. I have one of the groovy speck cases to keep the sweat out, and I just tuck the nano into the waistband of my shorts (I lost the clip that came with the case). I actually like doing this more than using the clip.
FWIW, because of this review I bought the Nike + ipod kit yesterday, and used it today for the first time. Stuck it to my Salomon trail shoes with duct tape. Worked like a charm. Lots of fun to run with additional inspiration.
Anonymous Anonymous 9/06/2006 10:49 PM  
I completely agree with BJ Nemeth, someone should totally set up a nike+ runners forum and set up some competitions! Cabel, I nominate you!
Blogger Patrick Gibson 9/12/2006 7:39 PM  
Dear Apple:

Please give out the Nike+ kit with iPod Videos. I know you are trying to get people to buy iPod Nanos, and I know the new ones look awesome, but I won't have the money for it until around two months. And anyway, I'm gonna use that money for a new DS Lite because the OTHER one got broken. (Nintendo is still #1 on my list, though. And it was my fault for dropping it and the hinge breaking! :D)

I guess I will buy the iPod Nano...


Blogger Aerodyna 9/13/2006 4:16 PM  
I totally just bought an iPod nano with this post in the back of my mind.

Bless you, Cabel. Blabel.
Anonymous Dan Bruno 9/17/2006 9:46 PM  
Great review! You sold me! Make sure Apple gives you a small sales check. I bought a new iPod Nano and the Nike+ last week. Ran a couple 5Ks this weekend and am in love with my new toys.

Anonymous Erik Weibust 9/18/2006 7:03 AM  
Sold! I went out yesterday and bought a Nano and a Nike+, so thanks for the inspiration.

To whomever posted the "who would have thought that your own body would be substituted in the place of the game character!" comment, check out some of the Big Urban Games that have been popping up, e.g. pacmanhattan

For anyone in NYC, there's a whole *weekend* full of Big Games starting tomorrow (!!) - Friday 9/22. Not all as nerdy and stay-heavy as Nike+, but at least they've got people running around in the city like 10 year olds. Take a look:

ps: Cabel, you want to battle at Nike+, hit me up at dens[at]dodgeball[dot]com. Pow!
Blogger dens 9/21/2006 11:22 AM  
This is seriously the next gadget on my shopping list. I bought the iToy Kinetic by Nike in Motion for the PS 2 to get my butt moving again after having a disk replacement in my neck. Nothing like a video game to get me to move. I play for points, not health. I love that you mentioned the point thing. It works great if you have lots of room and light.

And as for Dens' post above...before I die I will participate in some big urban game like Pacmanhatten...while utilizing the Nike+ (might as well rack up miles). Nice blog!
Anonymous Tee2 9/25/2006 8:04 PM  
I've been holding out getting on getting a new iPod.
The two major capabilities I wanted are audio recording and the Nike+ compatibility.
The new nanos can finally record audio(requires adapter).

But with all the talk about the iPhone, I'm thinking of waiting.
The iPhone will has to have a microphone built in since it is a cell phone.
If the iPhone is compatible with the Nike+ kit then I'm sold.
Anonymous Anonymous 9/29/2006 8:43 AM  
This will never come out for a regular iPod until they are flash-based.

The fact that iPods have hard drives is why this is not compatible. Moving hard drive parts+constant jarring=lots of broken iPods.
Anonymous Anonymous 10/09/2006 4:00 PM  
Cabel, I'd just like to another another voice of thanks for inspiring me to pick this system up. It's gotten me more excited about running than I ever thought possible. Before, I used to dread going to the gym and working out, now I can't stop thinking about getting out and improving my pace and adding more miles to my total. Thanks for the post!
Blogger Dave (Dasro) 10/11/2006 12:10 PM  
Great post Cabel, you have inspired me to start running. I haven't bought the Nike + kit and shoes yet but it's payday soon.

With regards to your Critical Bug, sounds like you were suffering from DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness). Back in the day they used to say it was 'Lactic Acid' buildup. Theres not much you can do for DOMS apart from rest, it's caused by tiny tears in your muscles.
Anonymous Benjam 10/27/2006 4:54 AM  
I'm thinking about trying the kit while playing soccer, it should be able to show me how much i put into a game, I wonder if someone will devlop the software to interprite soccer moves/steps.
Blogger Dave Grant 12/19/2006 7:00 AM  
Maybe when winter hits you should just run around a gym and hope you don't look like the geek/dork you are. LOL :]
Anonymous Ralph 2/12/2007 12:24 PM  
You really made my day today!:]
Anonymous Anonymous 2/12/2007 1:36 PM  
And if anyone wants to have a Nike+ Widget on their blog or website, I have made one to resemble the whole Nike+ feel.
It extracts your data from the Nike+ website, and is of course totally free.
It probably still needs some tweaking and such, but feel free to contact me if you're interested in using it.

The site is in danish so you probably won't understand anything. :o)

See the Nike+ Widget
Blogger strife 2/18/2007 7:24 AM  
Stealth_mode...hehehe, too funny. Although I think iTunes has a fix for that now. Uncheck 'auto update to Nike site' or something equally intuitive.
Blogger Susie 2/22/2007 8:08 AM  
I’ve just launched the English version of Jiwok, the blog dedicated to sport to music …particularly running .

It’s full of great gear, interesting articles and good advice and free, user-friendly mp3 workouts to make both training and coaching simple and effective.
I’ve created mp3 workouts for everything from Beginners’ Training Sessions to Speed Sessions , including VO2max Tests , and compiled music for Runs of an hour or more…
These mp3s could help you reach your goals.
Come and see for yourself!
Anonymous Denis 4/11/2007 2:32 PM  
I defenately gonna get this Apple+Nike set. I run like 5 miles everyday. This is defenately a cool thing for me.
Anonymous brad pitt 6/22/2007 11:44 AM  
Yep .
I am so GLAD that I see that post.
I will buy the set immediatly because I am a runner.
Anonymous badminton 7/07/2007 4:26 PM  
This article was the reason I picked up a Nike+ set at the airport before I moved out to Malta last month.

Nike+ is like Leveling Up IRL.

Fantastic game ;)
Anonymous John Swaine 7/30/2007 5:48 AM  
A friend forwarded me this post because I am injured from running too much. You see, I'm in 70 Nike+ challenges and in order to be on the first page (top 5) I ramped up my mileage. I just bought the darn thing August 24th and not even 2 months later, I've torn my achilles tendon. Nike+ is addictive and your description of the multiplayer online game just summed it up for me. It all made so much sense. Thanks!
Blogger jojo88 10/17/2007 10:21 AM  
I'm thinking about trying the kit while playing soccer, it should be able to show me how much i put into a game, I wonder if someone will devlop the software to interprite soccer moves/steps.
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Anonymous Nike Dunks 3/20/2008 1:24 AM  
Great post. It would be nice if more people got off of the Xbox (or PS2, or the couch) and tried some exercise.
I usually just go on bike rides with my teammates. Randomly sprinting for speed limit signs or town lines helps break it up.
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