New STRYD Zones

STRYD Zones The STRYD Zones CIQ Data Field is a nice, new and welcomed addition to the STRYD ecosystem – I guess we can call it that now. The new STRYD Zones CIQ data field also builds on the auto-Critical Power announcement from last week and the new STRYD Pod v4 announcement from the week…

New STRYD auto-CP calculation

If you understand the title of this post, ie “New STRYD auto-CP calculation” then you will know that it sounds like a pretty cool and useful feature. If you don’t understand the title then you will, no doubt wonder what on earth we are talking about 😉 Nutshell: Critical Power is your “forever power”, for…

New STRYD Footpod v4 – It’s power time

I had to change my lycra when I first heard about the new STRYD a couple of days ago. Very, very exciting stuff – almost too exciting. At least it was for me. Info sources: stryd.com Heads Up: I’ve not got the new STRYD yet, this post is based on information mostly provided following a…

New Garmin Footpod / RD-POD ? It’s here (almost)

It looks like Garmin’s new running pod is super-close to hitting the market and here are the first images. It could be a runningpod-tastic week all round.   Here are a quick 15 minutes worth of thoughts: You can see from the images that the retention mechanism is similar to the old Garmin footpod and…

STRYD Supported on WearOS and through to Final Surge.

The unusually named Sporty Go! app from qooapps is now ready to go for any STRYD users out there who are keen to use a WearOS watch as their sporting weapon of choice. Also announced today is the linking of Sporty Go! with Final Surge to upload your workouts. I have tried to find the…

STRYD (Training Peaks) and BioStrap News

STRYD is just about to announce the support for STRUCTURED RUN workouts FROM TRAINING PEAKS. You should also be able to import any old structured workouts into that format in Training Peaks or create new running power workouts from scratch. If you set the workouts up properly then you will benefit from these key workout…

Apple Watch 4 Review Nike 44mm

STRYD – New Firmware Update

STRYD has just released Firmware v1.2.0 which delivers improved stability and responsiveness. This builds upon recent minor updates to give a more stable power figure on the flat and a figure which responds more quickly as the incline changes. STRYD has a mixed group of beta testers (ability/conditions) and the group are reported to have…

Dartford Heath parkrun

What I raced this month

I always find that races are somewhat of an inconvenience to my training. My 2019 racing, so far, has turned out to be a comedy of kit & gadgetry errors. Which is a shame as the training had been going very well prior to the races. 5K, parkrun Well, I have been somewhat embarrassingly avoiding…

STRYD – New Accuracy Firmware

STRYD have just released new FIRMWARE which delivers increased accuracy – v1.1.9 and subsequent versions There are two areas of changes Increased responsiveness to incline changes. The rest of the post will discuss this. MINOR: Better handling of highly variable temperature changes eg when running from indoors to outdoors in winter. All power-enabled versions of…

Garmin 935 STRYD, STRYD Review, STRYD Power Meter, Footpod

Running With Power 2019 – Will there be an ANT+ Standard ?

I’ve been getting very excited with myself recently. I had pretty much convinced myself into believing that an ANT+ Running With Power Standard would be announced at 1:03pm on Friday 15th March 2019. Then I took a step back and thought I’d better check my facts. That’s always a time-consuming annoyance when it comes to…

STRYD on Samsung Gear / Sport / Watch

Attention all Samsung Watch Owners I came across this super-interesting 3rd party app last week which enables STRYD and other sports sensors to be supported on Samsung Tizen. So that means you could get STRYD to work on a Gear S2/S3/Sport, Galaxy Watch as well as Gear Fit2/Fit2 Pro. Here are a few screenshots and…

Garmin 935 STRYD, STRYD Review, STRYD Power Meter, Footpod

STRYD Gets an Update (FW 1.18)

STRYD’s running footpod has just got an update. These will be minor feature updates to most people     The updates include: Bluetooth watches will ‘instantly’ show power eg Apple Watch, Polar Vantage, Polar V800, Suunto 9, Suunto Spartans Bluetooth watches will stay connected during apparent inactivity or low-level inactivity. Nuanced charging that will extend…

Long-Course-Running-Power HIM IM STRYD Running Power

Target HIM Running Power with STRYD, IM too

I’ve completed a few HIMs over the last 3 years and one Ironman. I’ve used the STRYD Footpod for most of them. But I was never quite sure how my rFTP translated into my target power for running on race day. IE how it translated for running at least a Half Marathon when fatigued from…

Love these pictures off http://www.extrememarathonguide.com/kona-ironman-world-championship-race-profile/

A Race Success – For Once

I’m feeling a little smug. For once I did a little bit better on my A race than I had hoped for, both in terms of time and position. It was a ‘lesser event’ with limited competition but a medal is a medal and it’s not my fault the really good guys didn’t turn up…