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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…

RunScribe Plus V3

New RunScribe Plus Hardware Iteration

I’ve recently received a new, modified version of RunScribe Plus pods. They look identical to the originally released V3 pods and indeed still show up as a V3 pod on the RunScribe app. However the main hardware ‘fix’ is with the signal strength. Garmin were VERY naughty when they released the Fenix 5 and 5S…

New BTF Logo

Hever – GB Middle Distance Triathlon Champs – Race Report

A hot day and a non-wetsuit swim don’t always combine well the PR/PB abbreviation. And that was what happened today for me at Hever Castle, Kent (UK)…#NoPB There were lots of races today at Hever: Iron Distance tri; marathon; aquabike; and lots more. I did the Half Iron distance which just also happened to be…

RunPow STRYD RunScribe Comparison Review Features

STRYD CP vs 5k power

It’s that time of the year again. Race time. You’ve been having lots of ‘fun’ with STRYD over the winter and many of us are getting to the point where the taper for our A race is in sight. The Zone-based training we have been doing is relatively straightforward to grasp. But how does that…

STRYD vs VO2 – Just Sayin’

In my gloriously scientific sample size of one I’m pretty sure that, most of the time, STRYD is a good proxy for MY effort. Others say it gets the distance in the Goldilocks zone ie…’just right’. Others argue against that and, I guess, you can always find a flaw in some scientific methodology. STRYD have…

STRYD – Updated Android Mobile app

There are 3 new aspects to the new Android app. Handily the STRYD app arrived on the same day as my new Android phone. These new features use data derived from your workout history. Insights First up are Insights into today’s training or your recent training. It’s a relatively self-explanatory sentence that appears on the…

RunPow STRYD RunScribe Comparison Review Features

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…

STRYD: New Trail Run/Hike Firmware

STRYD have just announced an important firmware upgrade for those of you who have WALK/HIKE sections of trail runs. Even in competitive trail events there are sections where walking may be more efficient than running, such as on very steep gradients. Previously STRYD did not produce power on walk sections. There is now a firmware…

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…

STRYD Live Zwift

STRYD Live – firmware upgradeable

The new STRYD Live is firmware upgradeable to the power version of STRYD. I guess there’s not too much more you can say than that. I would presume that the cost for the firmware upgrade would be more than the current $100 difference between STRYD and STRYD Live. I would guess in the short term…

Garmin Running Power – Improve with STRYD Live/Light

For those of you looking to improve the stability of the watts in your Garmin Running Power numbers then the new STRYD Light (STRYD Live) could be a sensible way forwards for a half the cost of the full STRYD solution. This particular approach might be useful if you have already built up some history…

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…

Garmin Running Power Jan 2018

Garmin Running Power – Updated

Garmin’s Running Power app today just crossed over the 8000 downloads. That’s a lot of people running with power. Downloads have more than doubled from 3445 on 18th December. But that’s still behind STRYD (>10,000) despite Christmas and despite Garmin Running Power being free. I’m not so sure of the quality of the power data…

Cervelo S3 di2 Shimano Adamo ASM Shimano

Fast & Fun weekend

I still haven’t managed to have a meaningful ride on my 2018 bike. But I have spent several minutes gazing longingly at it hanging on one of my shed’s walls. I put on the ASSIOMAs and took some photos on Friday and then put them back onto my TT bike straight afterwards. Yes Sunday was…

Garmin Running Power App – Lots of downloads?

Curiosity killed the cat. But perhaps curiosity about a freebie running app for your high-end Garmin device might, instead, help you train more effectively? It seems that 3,445 of you were indeed very curious about Garmin’s Running Power (GRP) app. Stats from Garmin Conenct IQ store show 3445 downloads as of 18Dec2017 ie about 10…