I’m in the NY Times today!

Posted on November 30, 2007 by Chris Duke
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Well, I’m not, but one of my sites is!

My sister just called me… turns out her husband, Hank, was reading the New York Times today and came upon an article that mentions RUNNER+! Holy cow… I’m so stoked! I seriously never thought anything I’d do would wind up in the NYT!

I’m going to run out later and pick up a few copies of today’s paper. It’s in section C8. It’s also online:

“Some Essential Hardware (Even Away From the Street)”

The mention is at the bottom of the page:

Hot New Hit on iPod: Every Step You Take

One truism from business school is that you can manage only what you can measure. So it should not be surprising that managers carry that thought into their training regimen.

Nike and Apple make a special digital pedometer that tracks a runner’s footfalls and sends the data to an iPod that stores it for uploading when the user returns home. A runner can keep track of pace and distance over the years. The kit costs $29 if you have the iPod. The transmitter in the shoe adds 0.23 ounce to one foot while the receiver adds 0.12 ounce to the iPod. It interacts with iTunes version 6.0.5 or later.

Lisa Hufnagel, an auditor who travels extensively around New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, says she uses her iPod to track her distance and time while away from home. When she returns, Ms. Hufnagel posts her progress on Runnerplus.com, a social networking site for runners.