Monday, August 13, 2007

Out of Office

If you've just got back from leave and got an inbox of 100s of e-mails you should use this one next time;

I'm out the office until ..
The server has not stored your email. This means you will now need to resend it on my return if it needs my attention.
Your e-mail has not been forwarded.


Then set a rule up to archive/delete everything whilst you're away. Of course you may get lots of incoming mail on your return but 8/10 will have been sorted and wont require your attention.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Nike Plus sports kit battery life

My first iPod Sports kit sensor battery ran out recently. The Official Apple FAQ says 1000 hours. Mine went at about 950 miles, so at my current rate of about 20 miles a week average I'm going to need a new kit every year... Its like a subscription payment to Apple now then. Still, theres no better gadget for runners.

From the Official Apple FAQ:

Is the sensor battery replaceable? How long does it last?

No. The sensor’s battery has a life of over 1000 active hours. The sensor sends a low battery signal when there is around 2 weeks of life remaining (based on usage
pattern), indicating that the sensor needs to be replaced.

Most Nike + iPod runners and walkers can just drop the sensor in their Nike+ shoes and forget about it. When inactive, the sensor enters stand-by mode to save battery

Monday, May 21, 2007

West End Runners 8

Completed the West End Runners 8 mile race this weekend. Got 58.30mins as my official time. Was aiming for an hour as my best so good result.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Running Top 5 Things

1. Shoes. Get to a good running shop and have a 10 minute analysis of your running gait to get the right type of running shoe. Take some old shoes if you have any with you. It'll be the best 10 minutes you give up for your running.

2. Nike+. Get Addicted as they advert says. You'll need the iPod to go with it but it records all your runs and gives you instant feedback.

3. Nike+ sensor holder. Lets you use the Nike+ gadget on any shoe. I run in Brookes.

4. Sun Glasses. Stops Sun, Wind, Rain.

5. Skins. The long sleeve top keeps you cool when its hot and warm when its cool. How good is that? Lots of scientific research to show it helps you run better (breathing, posture) and recover faster.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Have a sense of Tumour 3

Three years ago today we found out Sam had a pilocytic astrocytoma brain tumour. So little is known about brain tumours and we continue to support the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre in Nottingham. Over the last 3 years we've raised money for them by Sponsored dances, selling Livestrong Bands, a band concert and even me running!
Visit and learn about brain tumours in children.
Some recent good news was that Sams last MRI scan showed no changes from the previous one.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Running with Coach Alberto Salazar

From Nike Plus App...

A run with Nike+ Coach Alberto Salazar "Increase your speed" interval training

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Bad Powerpoint

Here's a brilliant article on bad powerpoints. Ive never seen a good one, so we should all take a lesson from this article...