It appears that a new partnership has blossomed between Apple and Nike. It blends a bluetooth device with a receiver to allow runners to combine music and statistics to see how they are doing. One of the interesting things which we will have to wait to see how it develops is Nike promises to offer
specific athletic tuned music workouts.
Workout routines developed for use with Nike+iPod time- or distance-based workouts. Each routine offers coaching, motivational, and training tips over a continuous mix of music.
In truth I am a little surprised that something like this did not develop sooner. Other than the sneakers, Nike is also contributing an interface to track your progress . When you sync you ipod you will be able to see your runs and track your goals over the internet. [Note: this is not an original idea - my friend Joel is doing this on his blog manually now - but I do think this may inspire some other amatuer athletes.]