I picked up a new toy on Thursday. My old version of this same toy has served me well during my training and racing in the past. But, it had gotten old and decrepit. It once ran out of juice and turned off the middle of a race. The buttons weren’t easy to see or easy to press and had fooled me once thinking that everything was set and turned on, only to disappoint later. And the quality of the output, while quite good when my toy was new, is now falling short of expectation. In short, it was three year old technology – great at the time it was first purchased, but now old and obsolete.
Yes. Thursday I retired my old Olympus 850 SW Thursday*. In it’s place – this baby:
A Kodak Playsport HD video camera. (Thanks Running Green Girl!) Capable of 1080p HD video. Capable of 5MP still photos. Waterproof to 10 ft. Capable of withstanding a 5 foot drop. All in a package smaller than an iPhone. And all for less than $200!
Come join me for Thursday evening’s run in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park in 720p HD:
ETP Day 18 (Thursday): 7.6 miles in Laguna Wilderness Park. 0.4 miles short of plan. Calorie budget of 1762 BMR plus 1140 exercise allowance. Total consumed 2999 for 97 over budget.
ETP Day 19 (Friday): Scheduled rest day. Slept through my alarm again. Obviously the rest day is needed. Calorie budget of 1762. Calories consumed – 1999 or 237 over budget.
- Training budget: 0.9 miles short of plan
- Calorie budget: 427 over budget
On tap today – 17 miles. I’m waiting until a little later in the day to train in the sun. One week until the Harding Hustle (gulp.)
* Don’t worry. My old camera has been willed to my daughter, and will have a wonderful time in Europe!