Running with data has changed the way I workout. Even if I’m just out for a fun run, I wear my watch with ANT+. The immediate feedback I am able to receive at any moment is both interesting to know and particularly beneficial for training.
I remember the first time I used my ANT+ enabled watch; when I went home to upload the data, I was amazed at how easy it was to analyze every moment of my run. I had data showing how my heart raced as I did hill climbs and speed work, and I could compare my pace over specific segments and track progress over several weeks. From that moment I was sold!
The knowledge I have gained from the data has empowered me to focus my training routines and set training goals. Now, I never train without my ANT+ device and I have become reliant on the ability to train in specific heart rate zones and run at a defined pace which helps to improve my speed and endurance. Through the collection of this information, I have a tangible record of my training activities together with useful data that helps me achieve (and beat) my personal bests.
For the first time, I feel like I have control and understanding over my body, and the information I need to make my training count. For someone whose time, especially time spent training, is very precious, the data ANT+ produces has been an invaluable tool to maximize my efficiency. I can’t imagine training without it.