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We all love training outdoors but, in those now-famous words, “Winter is coming”. For much of the UK, this now seems to mean that it might occasionally mean that temperatures get down to single-figure degrees Celcius. Nevertheless, many of us know that we should be putting on pounds of muscle in the gym in the…

Forum Closed…Sorry

I’ve had to close the forum on this site, sorry to those of you who were using that. Despite adding just about every possible s**m reduction feature I just couldn’t keep up with making it look all tidy. Both my time and life are limited so… As an example here is a shot from my…

BMC 2.0 (Buy Me A Coffee)

The supporters’ platform “Buy Me A Coffee” has announced an updated v2.0 platform. Recurring payments eg  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/the… 2. Embeddable widgets eg https://www.buymeacoffee.com/blog/ Instant payouts Zapier integrations (https://building.buymeacoffee.co…) iOS App. Currently beta I love coffee and haven’t yet had my caffeine fix of the day to get my creative juices rolling. All they could manage so…

Google next to implement dual-band Galileo or GPS

I don’t usually write about smartphones but this news is peripherally relevant to GPS sports watches as it heralds yet more companies taking dual-band GNSS accuracy more seriously. These initiatives MIGHT herald copycat technical imprvements in the sports watch realm. Well…that is…someone might finally soon START doing it! ie Garmin Here are the specs for…

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new MioPOD Announced

MIO recently trailed a new announcement (here) and today it’s properly official: mioPOD The new mioPOD is what the first generation of Mio devices should have morphed into in 2015/6 when their super-innovative optical HRM bands somewhat stalled in the marketplace as the larger GPS companies and smartwatch companies started to take over the leadership…

New Firmware October 2019 – Hammerhead Karoo

Hammerhead has just released one of their larger, monthly software updates, this time there is integration with Shimano Di2 and Garmin Varia. (v1.95.686.3) The Di2 capabilities on the Karoo vary depending on the exact components you have. Di2 can just be shifting but the higher-end shifters also have buttons on top of the hoods which…

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CurraNZ – Summary of claims for imrpoved ENDURANCE SPORTS performances

I’ve posted on and off over the last few years about some of the benefits to endurance performance of supplementation of anthocyanin-rich products (that’s very concentrated blackcurrants to you and me – CurraNZ). I thought now was a good time to summarise the various finding and, for you non-believers, I’ll add some links as well.…

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Garmin Swim 2 | A sports Watch Too Far or SOMETHING MORE INTERESTING

Garmin Swim 2 I don’t plan on doing a review on the Garmin Swim 2 but it’s definitely worth adding in some thoughts here on today’s announcement as well as adding in the specifications. Garmin Swim – History Real swimmers tend to be the people that club triathlete’s see in the other, ‘faster’ lanes on…

TdF 2020 Route | Tour de France Route

Tour de France 2020   Next year’s TdF is a sneaky all-France affair with no detours into foreign countries. We also see the removal of the Team Time Trial, which I quite liked. For those of you with a vague interest in the TdF and more of an interest in a French holiday, I can…

Polar Vantage V Review

New: Polar Vantage MAJOR Firmware Update

Today you will get the latest major firmware update (V4.0.11) to the Polar Vantage sports watches ie BOTH the M and V (V-Titan) models have new features but there are some differences between the models This Version 4 release has been broadly publicised in advance for several months on Polar’s roadmap page. A quick look…

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A week in running and triathlon results

This has been a great week for running-related records Brigid Kosgei got a world marathon record in Chicago, finishing in 2:14:04 and knocking over one minute from the previous record which was the longest-lasting marathon record in the modern era (P Radcliffe) Eliud Kipchoge was the first human to run a marathon time trial in…

CLOSED Nike Oregon Project CLOSED

The successful NIKE Oregon Project (NOP) is to be closed.  A Leaked memo yesterday to Runners World had that confirmation given by CEO Mark Parker. NOP must be one of the most successful athletic projects for several decades. I’m trying to think which the ones in the ’70s were called 🙁 Whilst the NOP has…

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Thursday Training Theme: This week’s favourite training session

I’m just about to start tapering for my last multisport race of the season, or at least the last one that I’ve booked onto. It’s a C race and so not THAT important. This was the first part of a brick session on a Wahoo KICKR (it was raining!) and it involved: a proper warmup;…

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Whoop & Alcohol | Whoop & Broadcasting HR

Here are two related stories based on Whoop, knowing my readership I’m hoping that at least one of them will be of interest to most people. Whoop & Broadcasting HR The first two versions of Whoop couldn’t broadcast HR using any standard method. That’s changed with the v3 released earlier this year as Whoop 3…

Google WiFi Review

Google MESH WiFi – lowest ever price

Amazon has lowered the price of Google’ GA00158-UK Wi-Fi Whole Home System, White, Pack of 3 to £199.00. This is the lowest ever price on Amazon. The link also shows what looks like the lowest prices for single packs and double packs too. There’s a detailed review, below, from a couple of years ago when…

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ROKA SIM PRO II Review – 4 years later

Roka Sim Pro II Review This is a somewhat unusual review of the Roka Sim Pro II buoyancy shorts as I’m going to moan about all the parts that have worn out over the last 4 years and then try to say why I’ve just bought the slighter newer model as a replacement! Actually, 4…

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Thursday Training Theme: This week’s favourite training session, Let’s start simple WARMUP

As I’ve become more attuned, zen-like, to my body I can feel the difference that a good/bad warm-up sometimes makes, especially when I’m bringing in a little fatigue to the workout that follows. A good warmup definitely clears out the cobwebs from my arteries. This is the one that I use for sessions that start…

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SunGod competition for free Sunglasses plus 10% Discount 2019

Sungod Discount & Competition | Sunglasses Further below is the latest discount code for Sungod sunglasses but first why not try the competition to get a free one First Try The Free Competition A couple of clicks and you could win a pair of SunGod sunglasses, either the Classics3, Sierras, Revolts, Vanguards, Renegades or PaceBreakers…