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RunScribe Back Shipping – STRYD too?

RunScribe Plus and STRYD have been in short supply recently. so much so that you have possibly not been able to get hold of one. Fear not, salvation is close to hand (foot). RunScribe Plus is now definately back shipping in the USA and hopefully soon to follow in the UK. I know that STRYD…

March $£1000 Giveaway

COMPETITION CLOSED No more entries accepted after the last comment by me, below. Sorry Winner list will be published in a separate post and winners will be individually notified ————————————————————————————————————————— It’s March so it must be GADGET GIVEAWAY month. The eagle-eyed amongst you will have also spotted that today is National Old Stuff Day. Let’s…

Gadgets I’m Using Right Now

Here are most of the gadgets I’ve been using for me over the last month or so. I’m not sure they are my ‘favourite’ ones per se but I’m using them ‘properly’ for meaningful training stuff rather than just trying to break them or seeing if the GPS is accurate or not. There is nothing…

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…

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Garmin Running Power – Pros & Cons

Garmin have just released a new app, “Garmin Running Power”…let’s call it GRP for short. This post will provide a bit of background but then specifically discuss the pros and cons of GRP compared to the competitor products STRYD and RunScribe (there are others but I wouldn’t consider them yet if I were you). Why…

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Garmin Running Power :: Garbage In…Garbage Out?

I quite like the Garmin Running Power app. It installs well, is nicely configurable and seems to run awesomely in all its bug free glory. But is it showing complete garbage? I had a little play on Sunday, comparing Garmin Running Power (GRP) with RunScribe and STRYD. Here are the thoughts and results of that…

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ANT+ Signal Boosting

Following on from modding my RunScribe I am working up some MoJo before I hit the track. Part of that process involves wasting a considerable amount of time looking at forums and discovering tidbits like this: This raised a few things in my mind RunScribe can effectively boost the signal by changing the Message Rate…cool!…

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RunScribe – Wednesday Morning Signal Boost Escapade

  My ANT+ signal-boosting kit arrived the other day. This morning I got out my toolkit (aka scissors) to install it. There are well-known problems with the Fenix 5/5s (example: garmin forums, 44,000 views ). Dropped connectivity appears to happen with Garmin sensors as well as non-Garmin ANT+ sensors. Clearly it’s not Garmin’s fault and…

RunScribe Discounts

RunScribe are clearing out their V2 product the ‘Pro’. There are about 100 left as of 20th November. Once they are gone there will be no more. There is also a 15% off the newer V3 or ‘PLUS’ product. That’s the one with power and live metrics. I’m reviewing that at the moment. New deals…

Monday ! Must be long run & RunScribe Plus day

Yes obviously Monday is long run day. And it was rude not to also make it a ‘general gadget and RunScribe‘ day too. I decided to venture to pastures new. Hence my decision to test the tracks in Crane Park. I have ‘done’ Crane Park parkrun before and have visited it on a few occasions…

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STRYD: Where Next For Running With Power ?

  If you were Mr STRYD, “Where would you take the product next?” As we know, STRYD (the running power/effort meter) started off as a chest strap and, after a redesign, ended up as the current solution which is a single-sided footpod. Personally I was quite anti- that move at first. It was very convenient for me to…

My Ironman Journey: Running Shock / Impact / Braking

A mate has invited me on a 22 mile run next week. Oh dear. I don’t think I’ve ever run that far. That got me thinking about my newfound injury-freeness. I probably haven’t changed my technique/strength that much over the last year or so despite a few tweaks probably keeping the dreaded injuries at bay.…