This morning I had Sprint Intervals planned for my morning run.
In anticipation of this I downloaded an interval timing app, GymBoss. I used a ‘real’ GymBoss, back when there weren’t apps around, so I knew the name and thought it’d be the best choice.
I programmed my 30 second sprint, 1 minute walk x 12 into the timer, tested it so I knew what the chime sounded like and popped my phone into my arm band.
After a 4 minute warm up in a cool and moist morning, I whip out the phone, set my timer, and then lock the screen and pop back into my armband.
And then … nothing happened.
I flicked it back on, and it beeped.
“Oh I was just a few seconds early, too much anticipation”
Lock screen, pop in arm band, run.
Open it back up and it starts timing again.
It seems that this app only works when the screen is active.
Now, since my iPhone mobile armband holder hasn’t arrived yet (come on eBay!!) I only have a little solid arm pouch.
But no biggie right?
Pop it in but because the screen is active it mucks up the app, switches screens, and my run is NOT happening!
Most apps run in the background and beep anyway, don’t they?
My basic timer/stopwatch does. My old interval timer on my old phone (RIP old phone, I miss you!) did. So I was MOST disappointed that this one did not do the same.
Instead I used my watch and did it the old fashioned way.
Watch and count.
It was a good run.
Though as I got into the later intervals that minute walk got VERY short!
Check out my favourite timing chart EVER:
It’s like a disco in blue!
No, I don’t know why it feels like a disco to me, that’s just what popped into my head. 🙂
Be still my little heart 😛
A steady 30 minutes planned for tomorrow.
It’s been a long day, and a long week, so it’s time for bed!