Opinion: New STRYD Live Pricing – and a bit on Zwift

The release of a power-free STRYD, called STRYD Live (effectively STRYD Light) intentionally coincided with the announcement from Zwift that their running platform is open for free access throughout 2018. OPINION: STRYD Live. The Zwift Run announcement leads nicely into the $100 STRYD Live footpod. DCR says the price should be c$50 (which is coincidentally…

New Zwift Run – Free for 2018

    In conjunction with Zwift’s new free access, the running power meter brand Stryd has announced a partnership with the online platform and is now offering a simplified version of their popular Bluetooth Smart footpod. For half of the price of their power-based platform (which is also Zwift-compatible), the Stryd Live complements the new…

Otillo – Is it too hard?

This year on September 30th there is the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series 1000 Lakes in Sweden.   How cool does this look? Or scary, I suppose, depending on how good a swimmer you are.   Despite not especially liking cycling in the rain I don’t mind getting wet when I run and I’ve even got…

Run Or Dye Penshurst Place

Run or Dye – Most colourful 5k

This weekend, Run or Dye returns to Penshurst Place, bringing thousands of people to take part in the world’s most colourful 5k to the iconic venue. The stunning 14th century estate will host a storm of coloured dye inspired by the ancient Hindu festival of Holi. This year, the original 5k route is one of…

SHFT RUN + Garmin HRM-TRI + Runscribe + STRYD

SHFT – detailed review of a dual app- and pod-based running coach that’s also a power meter

First Impressions My initial view of SHFT was that it looked to have well-made hardware pods with a fairly comprehensive, ‘proper’ run coaching app. Proper in the sense that it gives ‘instant’, personalised, actionable, corrective, audible feedback on your running form. Some of its competitors promise the same, yet do not convincingly deliver. SHFT also…

SHFT RUN + Garmin HRM-TRI + Runscribe + STRYD

SHFT – "new" running power meter

SHFT is a digital running coach capturing lots of gait metrics from two pods and providing coached feedback. I’ve had SHFT since last week and will be looking into SHFT over some more runs in the coming few weeks after which I will produce a review. Of particular interest are the metrics it captures, which include…

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Stance Fusion running socks – Men / Women

One of my LEAST favourite things is slipping on my ‘special’ TKMAX running socks. They are 100% sock but also 100% man-made fibre. Sweaty and horrible after about 12 minutes. I have a really nice popped blister on the end of one of my toes. I digress from the subject of the photo. I went…

Most colourful 5k with Victoria Pendleton

This looks like rather colourful fun. throwing around lots of coloured cornstarch and running 5k with Victoria Pendleton in the grounds of the rather nice Penshurst Place in Kent. check the press release below if  you are interested in any of their other similarly colourful events around the country. Visit www.runordye.co.uk to pre-register for another…

Great Last Hard Session For Run Hackney

Today was: 2x [10′ easy, 10′ HM pace and then 10′ 5k pace] 2x Vintage Will and Grace, 5′ rest interval 3x 70ml Malbec, no rest. Nailed the whole lot and feel really good about it. I drink virtually nothing these days which might account for me being slower than in ‘the good old days’…