I’m even more obsessed with running than normal at the moment so that’s generally what my brain wants to write about.
That obsession also means that I want to know how far I’ve fun, at what speed and also how many miles I’ve run in the last week/month/year. For one thing it helps you understand how you’re training is going and whether you truly are getting fitter and faster. But it’s also quite nice to truly know how many miles you’ve covered each week rather than guessing at it. I may also have set myself the target of running 1000 miles this year but we’ll keep that one quiet.
This is where smartphone app’s come in so useful, yes I would love to buy myself a Garmin GPS watch but that’s £130 and doesn’t do that much more than the free app I’ve downloaded onto my iPhone.