Run Retro - Leaving the tech at home

I'm interested in looking at how we've become so hooked on digital technology that for many people the idea of going running without their iPhone, Garmin, heart monitor, pedometer, watch, iPod etc would be as likely as going without their shoes.

I recently dared to leave my iPhone/Runkeeper/iTunes/headphones at home and go retro - just me, my shoes, shorts and shirt - and found it a liberating experience. No charging batteries, hunting for kit, setting up a playlist, waiting for a GPS lock or being nagged that I'm running "below your target pace". 

Shoes on and go. It felt great image

I've created a closed Facebook group for anyone else who either never embraced running tech or wants to ween themselves off it. Look up Run Retro or follow this link and request to join the group :



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