Gearing up

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Registered: 11-17-2003
Gearing up
Sun, 01-06-2013 - 2:28pm

  Ok I am determined to get back into running and making this stick for good. I turned 30 this past year and now married..thinking it is time to drop this weight and get healthy before my husband and I start our family.

 I know my shoes need to be replaced and I want to get on the couch-to-5k bandwagon, but I have to stick to distance or I won't stick to with that, what is a good, budget friendly running watch?  Thoughts on a gps watch?..or something that tracks distance that won't break my wallet. 

I was looking on runner's world site and they have gear galore..does anyone use a heart rate monitor consistenly?  I really don't see myself getting one but just curious if anyone does use one.

Anyone live in Colorado?  I love to hike but everytime we go out, I want to start running..wondering what shoes are good for hiking/trail running? or just stick to my running shoes? 

Thanks, Sarah

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Registered: 05-03-2008
Tue, 01-08-2013 - 8:40pm

I used to have a watch which monitored my heart rate, it broke quickly. I then tried the free endumundo app on my smartphone. While it was inconvienient to carry my phone and ipod while running (i got a jogging belt for christmas) it works amazingly well. Tracks your run speed/ time, distance and mile laps. I try to stick to the pavement for now so I have no advice as far as hiking/running shoes. Good luck!!