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My Human Race

The Human Race at Calauit The Human Race at Calauit
I love Nike Plus because it motivates you to run by joining virtual races like last Sunday's Nike Human Race 10K.

On 8/31/08, I already planned to run on Calauit Island for my 10k Nike Human Race. One good thing about the Nike Sports band is that it is light and you can wear it like a watch. I own a Garmin 305 and a Nike Plus iPod Kit but I find the Nike Sportsband to be traveller friendly. You can bring it anywhere and the battery life lasts for 3 days. With the iPod Kit, I had to bring an iPod, a Sennheiser earphones, and the Nike Plus transmitter. It is inconvenient to run with the iPod because you have to strap it to your body or use a special Nike Plus shorts to hold the iPod in place when running. For the Garmin 305, it is a bit bulky and you need to ensure to charge it before using it. It is notorious for its short battery life. Since the Nike sportsband uses pedometer technology it is not as accurate as the Garmin 305. It has an error of +/- 1 Km with the actual distance (in my experience). You have to calibrate it properly and it is accurate for shorter distances.

On Human Race day, I ended up running 3k on the Calauit Island with the Giraffes and Zebras. Then we travelled one and a half hours by boat to Club Paradise where I continued to run for the next 7k. Unfortunately, you cannot pause a run for 90 mins so I had to start a new run in the Nike Plus Sportsband. Club Paradise Island is quite small so I ran around the island a couple of times and climbed up Eagles point - the highest point in the island. It was more of a trail run that lasted for 2 hours. We celebrated the completion of my virtual Nike Human Race with a lunch buffet at Club Paradise.

Thanks to Nike Plus technology, I'm proud to be part of 1 Million runners globally who ran for the first Nike Human Race 10K!
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Text and Photos by Anton Diaz. Copyright 2008.



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Hi Anton! I have a question about the sportband. The chip that you put inside your shoe, can you charge it?

No you can't charge it. It has a fixed life. But my first Nike Plus Pedometer is still alive after 1.5 years... You have to buy a new one to replace it.

ang galing naman! btw, where is calauit island? it looks like a mini safari from your pics :)

rakenrol talaga tong run mo na to sir anton.



The Human Race held in McKinley was fun, but your safari run is just way too cool. Ang saya naman! =)

Anton, we missed you at McKinley but it looks like you had your own set of animal friends to run with over there. Hope to see you at the next race :)

hallo just checking out your blog. congrats!!
we had fun in palawan. thanks thanks. :)

from mar and cecille

hello. i read somewhere in ur sept blog that there is photo class/lession but u have to be a blogger or photographer, i have a travel blog but unfortunately i dont get to update it as much, but i have now time to share my many recent travels and pics. is there an association or group of bloggers where i cud join so as to be considered as a blogger?

id like to join ur blogger group if u accept amateurs.. hehehe

lots of thanks

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