Backpack| Quick Mention | Sport Utility Pack

I was recently and kindly sent the new SPORT UTILITY PACK by the inventor, Richard. I don’t really carry bags/pack when running, although I frequently do carry larger hydration packs (eg CAMELBAK) on longer trail rides. What took my interest was the mini-hydration and general ‘utility’ nature of the product for sport (hence the name…

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Garmin Running Dynamics POD (RD POD)

The new clip on running dynamics pod is available in Q2.2017 and will come in at around £60/$70. Features: small, light, auto on/off, 360 hour battery life, transmits 6x running dynamics metrics ie Cadence; Ground contact time balance; Stride length (Source: Garmin.com 29March2017. Me: How?); Vertical oscillation; Vertical ratio; and Ground contact time. The old…

Moxy: Bit of a play with a new toy – finally got it into sporttracks desktop

Having not cycled for a couple of weeks I was getting withdrawal symptoms and I also had a new toy to play with. Well I’ve had it for a few weeks. Some form of exercise was probably also de rigeur (what’s the English for that?) for getting rid of my marathon legs. It’s the MOXY…

Review: BSX Insight – Setting up, initial thoughts and first uses

The BSX Insight device measures muscle oxygenation through Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy and, amongst other things, has a crack at estimating your Lactate Threshold Heart Rates. This post is initially heavy on unboxing, contents, setting up and a few thoughts on some of my first uses of it. Essentially it will provide a reference link for…

Running with STRYD power at the North London Half Marathon Thoughts Rather Than Race Report

Above are my power outputs whilst running the North London Half Marathon (HM) at the weekend. This HM is a hilly one (elevation also shown above) and so presumably the ideal place to use a power-running device like STRYD. I’m not sure how hilly it is in the grand scheme of hilly HMs but, for me,…

A Quick Look: GoMore Stamina Sensor

The GoMore Stamina sensor is a Bluetooth heart rate monitor device that pairs with an iOS 8+ or Android 4.4+ smartphone app. The app purports to tell you how much stamina you have left – it helps you pace yourself. During exercise it gives you 3 key bits of information: percent stamina remaining; percent aerobic energy remaining; and…

New Garmin Sling – parody

Latest news from Garmin is their release of the runner’s digi-sling. This hi-tec gadget minimises wind drag over the runner with MITI Dimple Dry Aero Fabric whilst simultaneously holding the Garmin Running Watch (Forerunner compatible) in the optimal viewing position for the runner. The white glove has a built in movement sensor that enables the runner…

IN DEPTH: The Quest For Wet HRV – Swimming HRV Underwater – Finally

I started off a couple of years ago with the intention to record ‘every heartbeat’ that I do in exercise. Not because I like collecting things but rather to get a more holistic view of the Training Load (TL) of my triathlon efforts. With a better view of my training load I could, for example,…