I don't know about you, but I am completely motivated by new running clothes and new technology. I recently read The Hansons Marathon Method and have started applying the principles. Following the plan means paying more attention to my pace and heart rate, both of which I need a good GPS watch for. My nike watch is nice and basic, but I miss my Garmin. I just sent it in to be refurbished but will only use it until the new 220 comes out. I am really pleased with how my training is going. Even though I pay more attention to my watch now than I did before, my runs feel better than they ever did before, not to mention I'm less fatigued for the next day's run.