Stop outdoor run at distance??

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  1. Matth3w macrumors regular

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    When I set the outdoor run as a distance goal I feel like it should stop counting once the distance is reached, otherwise what's the difference between that and an open workout??

    Today I was trying to run a 5k for time with a 20lb weight vest. I set the workout for distance of 3.10 miles. I ran my 3.10 miles and I got the watch alert saying "workout finished" but the time kept going until I manually stopped it.

    My time was 25:39, but that is 3.13 miles. I know that's not much more but as soon as I hit 3.10 I stopped and bent over etc.

    Is there some way to find out what my time was when I actually hit 3.10?

    On the concept2 rower for example if you set for distance once you hit that distance you can keep rowing but your time is logged and the workout is shut off. Maybe the internal app just stinks or I'm not doing something right. I have the series 2 watch with internal GPS so if you have a better app suggestion that works WITHOUT the phone connected please advise.
     

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  2. Julien macrumors G4

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    FYI: Running with that kind of weight is extremely damaging to your joints. You should use a sled or chute.
     
  3. Matth3w thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the advice. I know what I'm doing and what I'm training for.
     
  4. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    View your run online at https://www.nike.com/us/en_us/p/myactivity

    Drag your cursor along the pace/BPM graph until the little dot shows your distance as 3.10 and read the time.

    With this said, you're talking a sub-1% difference here, below the level of precision & accuracy you can typically expect from high end dedicated GPS sports watches. I'd say within 2% is the better expectation for a smartwatch with GPS sports watch capabilities. If you truly *need* really tight accuracy, go find a high school track you can use. (around here they're open to public use when school's out and they aren't otherwise being used)

    I can't speak to Nike's design philosophy for their app; it's entirely likely if the app shut down upon reaching the specified distance as many people would be upset that it didn't record whatever they ran beyond that distance. I've not yet tried that feature since my runs are loops and I'd be pissed if the watch stopped at 3.1mi when I have another mile and a half to get back home.
     
  5. Matth3w thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't use the Nike app.

    I do realize there is a margin of error, but I'd still like it to stop when the workout is over.

    Is there a way to do it with the stock app or do I need to download the Nike?
     
  6. julesme macrumors regular

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    "When I set the outdoor run as a distance goal I feel like it should stop counting once the distance is reached"

    Apple should add this option in OS4. It could be called, "Workout ends automatically when distance is reached" with a check box next to it. Maybe leave it turned off by default.
     
  7. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    I don't know why I was thinking the Nike+ app. Sorry. I don't use the stock app since it won't allow exporting GPS data.

    I haven't tried the distance run type on the Nike app. Since it costs nothing it'd be easy enough for you to test out, set a quarter mile distance and go for a walk.

    I believe the current apps which will work in stand-alone mode with GPS are Nike Run Club, Apple's activity app, and Pear Fitness. I just use the Nike app.
     
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    His location says Schofield Barracks which is an army base in Ohau, HI. I think he is in better shape than all of us put together... :rolleyes:

    TxWatch
     
  10. Matth3w thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not sure if you're being serious or sarcastic but if you're being serious I appreciate the vote of confidence but I'm definitely not where I want to be. My training stuff is on IG @matth3wajfit

    That being said I wasn't trying to illustrate anything or brag or stupid stuff like that by describing the workout I had this morning other than my physical and mental state after a workout like that isn't conducive to hitting a few touch screen buttons on time.

    I'm training to improve my Murph time (1 mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats, 1 mile run with a 20lb weighted vest). I'm at 41:09 I'd like to be under 40 flat.

    The extra 20-30 seconds while I recover at the end is important referencing stopping the workout because it's a competition of sorts.

    I agree with the poster that said it should end when you hit the distance. That would be perfect. What's the point of setting a distance for your run if it keeps counting after?!
     
  11. TxWatch macrumors 6502

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    I was being serious and I applaud your service to our country!

    I visited Oahu in September and I drove past your base on the northwest side of the island. It is a beautiful location in one of the nicest places to vacation in the world. It reminded me a lot of the movie Jurassic Park as they fly into visit the dinosaurs for the first time.

    TxWatch
     
  12. Matth3w thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I've been here a few years.

    I usually don't advertise military service, I forgot the location was showing in the photo haha.

    It's definitely nice here. I used to be stationed on Fort Shafter, near Honolulu, so the traffic is much more manageable now.
     
  13. Long Run Nick macrumors regular

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    As a retired Regular Army Officer, I commend you. I always told my troops that an unfit soldier is a contradiction in terms. HOOAH. LTC(RET)Nick
    I know you know Strong, then there is Army Strong, then there is Retired Army Ultra Strong. At 73,still running 40-50 miles a week. Stay fit.
     
  14. Fthree macrumors 6502a

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    Man Schofield Barracks! I was stationed at Tripler for 4 years and DANG those hills!!!!
     
  15. Matth3w thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks sir! Keep up the awesome work. I definitely push my troops (I'm a 1SG)...fitness is definitely my big thing.
     
  16. BarracksSi Suspended

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    Murph. Geez. It'd take me an hour and a half, I'll bet, most of it trying to do pullups.
     
  17. Matth3w thread starter macrumors regular

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    Don't sell yourself short. The cutoff before DQ DOR competitors this year was 50:00. That being said you can partition the movements between the runs. I do 20x rounds of 5-10-15 which works out to 100-200-300. If I do the workout straight through 100-200-300 it adds almost 7 minutes of time.
     
  18. Resqu2 macrumors 6502a

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    OP, I agree that it should stop but it sure don't. By the time it lets you know your done and you can get it swiped over and stopped it does add time and I don't like it at all either. Only good thing about setting a distance is that it does tell you that your done. I'm going to submit this request through my Apple developer link and see what happens.
     
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  20. Matth3w thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sounds good, I can't wait to hear!
     
  21. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Don't hold your breath. Earliest they'd add new features like this is Watch OS 4.

    Us regular users can leave feedback at
    http://www.apple.com/feedback/

    And Nike Run Club doesn't stop once you reach your goal, either.
     
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  23. menace3 macrumors 6502

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    I do know that the Nike app will let you match your last run by miles. I have the Nike watch and use that threshold to go slightly longer than the last workout.

    I know the Activity app will show you the last metrics on different screens. While I have not used the goal function here, I assume it would. I say assume because at each of these metrics, you are able to increase or decrease that number to start.
     
  24. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    I never quite figured out just what I'm supposed to do if a specified-distance run ends and I'm still a couple miles from home. Uber?

    In all my prior running I keep running until I get back to where I started. I'd hate to not "get credit" for the final mile or two.
     
  25. menace3 macrumors 6502

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    Right, but just because you matched it, the run does not end. Like I said, I more than match my activity.
     

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