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1000 minutes of exercise in May

To help get myself back into my cycling and running and to make some sort of effort to get my fitness up a bit before I head off on my Dreaming Tour in July I have joined other Twitter users in the 1000 minutes of exercise in May challenge.

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It is based around the #may1000 hash tag and follows on from the #april1000 hash tag.  Participants in the challenge simply tweet updates on how they are progressing using the #may1000 hash tag with the idea being to complete 1,000 minutes of exercise. Are you up to challenge? Why not join us on Twitter. You can follow me at @Aushiker.

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Adidas miCoach Pacer Bundle Owner Review

I been using a Adidas miCoach Pacer bundle since I first got into running in September 2010 as part of an attempt to broaden out my exercise profile. I have since clocked up 49 hours and 366 kilometres using my Adidas miCoach Pacer, well two in fact. Now I am not a runner by any means; I am more a cyclist that dabbles in running and so for me the Pacer has been used to how motivate my interest in running and because I like technology as part of my exercising.

 

Adidas miCoach Pacer Bundle Retail Packaging

Adidas miCoach Pacer Bundle Retail Packaging

I purchased my Adidas miCoach Pacer from Wiggle in the United Kingdom, in fact I have purchased two as my partner is now using one. The last one cost approximately AU$153. I have had one fail however, but an email to Wiggle soon had that issue resolved and it was quickly replaced. Despite this failed unit, I am very happy with the Pacer and will continue using it. Okay it does not have the visual functionality of the iPhone or Android miCoach app but its simplicity is a bonus in my view. All up a pretty good tool for a “runner” such as myself.

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Town of Cambridge to Get Healthy with Calico Outdoor Fitness Totems

The Town of Cambridge has recently approved the installation of Calico outdoor totem fitness poles along the coastal strip of City and Floreat beaches and around Lake Monger. Along the coast, they’ll be placed along the dual pathway at 500 metre intervals and are used as effort metres to help gauge energy expenditure.  While I suspect that these are aimed at recreational cyclists, runners and walkers, I can see them being handy in some locations for cyclists with training objectives in mind, e.g, sprinting set distances.

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HBF Run for a Reason – Sunday May 22, 2011

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Just a heads up that if you are looking for a great walk or run challenge check out the HBF Run for a Reason, a nice circuit run or walk without the hassle of the City to Surf. The course is 14.5 km or 4.5 km.  You can find out more at the HBF Run for a Reason website. I did it last year and it was great fun and something that I had done and dusted in the morning; so not a great drain on the day.

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