Interesting: ROKA R1 Goggles

Interesting new Goggles from ROKA c$35. They have special optics to enable sighting. This gives you a bit more of an idea. http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0109/5012/files/R1-GOGGLE_RAPID_SIGHT.jpg I need some new goggles. I always seem to buy Predator Flex which always leak and never seem to last very long. Maybe it’s just me?

Swim Serpentine 2016

A weekend of wet fun for you all. I won’t be doing it because of other commitments but it should be a good series of events including some new championship events. Organisers envisage 1000’s entering so it will be a big spectacle similar to some of the recent TRI events there in recent years. Top…

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,…

Triathlon Swimming and Breathing

Breathing is a pretty fundamental part of almost every sport 🙂 As far as swimming goes you can’t do it underwater without some sort of snorkel. It’s one of those aspects of swimming technique that is important. So here is some info intended for relative beginners and improvers. What not to do: Panic, splash a…

Henley Swim & River Arun Swim

I just wrote about my race plans for next year and didn’t have the Henley Swim in (Sun 10th July 2016). My plans might change and, to be honest, I also forgot to add in the River Arun 3.8km swim. Henley has various distances: 2.1k upstream and a 14k bridge to bridge (I’ll NOT be doing…

My 2016 Events – Triathlon, Duathlon, Running, Swimming, Cycling

Finally ! A first draft of next year’s possible events. Should be something along the following lines, which has a slightly longer and non-5k flavour compared to previous years. Although the cost of doing the lot is probably about £5k. Worrying on many levels: Sprint Duathlon ITU’16 qualifier Bedford Autodrome, Nice Tri Events – 13/03/2016 DRAFT…

Polar V800 Android Smart Notifications Announced

The Polar V800 now supports phone notifications on Android. Looks like the M400 will not be too far behind. The press release is shown below ————- Press Release ———————————– After the recently released Android Smart Notifications for Polar Loop 2, Polar is excited to extend their latest Android update to Polar V800 users. The Polar…

News: TomTom Runner 2 (Spark) Running Watch

TomTom have updated their running/triathlon watches – the cardio and non-cardio versions adding a music option to an updated watch with fitness tracking. Edit: 1 minute review (here), detailed hands-on review (here) It seems also that multisport functionality is also included in this watch, perhaps suggesting that separating out running and triathlon into two different watches…