So you just got a GPS fitness device for Christmas? Start here: 2013 Edition

Congrats!  So you’ve just unboxed a new GPS watch/device?  Good deal, here’s how you can get started in understanding how best to take advantage of your newfound toy.  Of course, unlike that dessert you’ll eat later on tonight (or, perhaps, … Read More Here

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The last flight of the year, and other antics of the weekend

Finally, home. After over 250,000 miles of travelling this year – almost all for work – I took my last flight this year and go onto enjoying some time back at home.  I was (back) in Mexico for a few … Read More Here

Garmin VIRB & VIRB Elite In-Depth Review

When Garmin announced the VIRB action camera late this past summer, it represented further expansion into the outdoor market, due to it’s significant product tie-ins with other Garmin products.  Most notable however, is that they’re squaring off directly against the … Read More Here

The Santa Corrida de Noël 10K Race Report (2013)

I eagerly signed up to once again race the Corrida de Noel 10K, just like we did the last year. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, we knocked out packet pickup the night before – one of the last to … Read More Here

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A weekend preparing for Christmas…and Santa Runs

Before we get to the Santa costume 10K race (where I actually ran hard despite the costume), we’ve gotta get through the weekend.  Some folks have commented that I’ve been lacking some food and Parisian posts lately, thus, we’ll cover … Read More Here

Week in Review–December 14th, 2013

The Week in Review is a collection of both all the goodness I’ve written during the past week around the internet, as well as a small pile of links I found interesting – generally endurance sports related. I’ve often wondered … Read More Here

Check it out! The exclusive DCR branded Safer Swimmer openwater swim buoy!

Remember last summer when I did a product review of the safer swimmer swim buoy?  It’s the swim buoy that keeps you from getting run over by wandering boats while out on openwater swims.  It also gives you a dry … Read More Here

Adidas Smart Run GPS In-Depth Review

This past October Adidas announced their Smart Run GPS unit to the world, introducing the first optical heart rate watch with a GPS sensor combined into it.  While Adidas has been in the sports technology arena for some time with … Read More Here

A Rio de Janeiro Runaround

I arrived into Sao Paulo, Brazil early on Thursday morning, directly from Europe.  With meetings on Thursday and Friday taking up all daylight hours, I didn’t see much of Sao Paulo by time I was back at the airport Friday … Read More Here

Week in Review–December 8th, 2013

The Week in Review is a collection of both all the goodness I’ve written during the past week around the internet, as well as a small pile of links I found interesting – generally endurance sports related. I’ve often wondered … Read More Here

Huge Garmin Fenix Firmware Update: The Beginning of GPS Fitness Watches Becoming True Smart Watches

Yesterday, Garmin quietly rolled out a ‘beta’ update to their Fenix & Tactix lineup, which are their watches previously/primarily aimed at ultra-runners and those wanting hiking/navigational capabilities.  For Garmin, firmware updates – let alone beta ones, rarely have massive new … Read More Here

Florence Marathon Race Report: Perhaps not my cup of ‘THE’

I wasn’t exactly ignoring writing this race report.  Not entirely anyway.  It’s of course a bit hard to ignore such a downer of a race result, as well as to ignore the 18.4 requests per day via three social media … Read More Here

Week in Review–December 4th, 2013

The Week in Review is a collection of both all the goodness I’ve written during the past week around the internet, as well as a small pile of links I found interesting – generally endurance sports related. I’ve often wondered … Read More Here

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Polar Loop In-Depth Review

The Polar Loop is the very first daily activity tracker on the market that not only counts steps, but also connects to a separate heart rate strap – providing you with heart-rate based calorie information for activities.  This changes the … Read More Here

A weekend skiing in Switzerland and running at home

After my Ukrainian foray ended early Friday morning (a painful 5:55AM to be exact), I caught a flight to Frankfurt and then onto Zurich, touching down late-morning.  From there I’d drive 75 minutes into the alps where I was headed … Read More Here

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A Thanksgiving Kiev (Ukraine) Runaround

I found myself on Thanksgiving Eve cruising east towards Kiev, Ukraine – for meetings on Thanksgiving in the capital city.  The plane was pretty much empty, and in an ironic twist, the airplane food that was served was actually turkey.  … Read More Here

2013 Sports Technology Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals!

Updated as of Dec 10th 8:10AM Eastern NOTE: At this point all these deals are expired!  Hope you enjoyed! Perhaps one of the most anticipated shopping days of the year – at least for US folks, but these days many … Read More Here

My 2013 Sports Gadgets Recommendations

Each year around this time I put together my recommendations on sports gadgets.  Some consider this a bit of a holiday pick-list, and others just use it the remainder of the winter for determining their sports gadget purchases.  I know … Read More Here

Week in Review–November 23rd, 2013

The Week in Review is a collection of both all the goodness I’ve written during the past week around the internet, as well as a small pile of links I found interesting – generally endurance sports related. I’ve often wondered … Read More Here

Florence Marathon Packet Pickup Complete!

Our aircraft landed at the Florence airport last night with the same grace and thrust of Miley Cyrus and a giant foam finger.  The weather…not so hot.  So windy and rainy in fact that the airport’s power/electricity immediately shut off … Read More Here

What the acquisition of MapMyFitness by Under Armour really means for the industry

The company behind the platform: Despite most Internet apps running small operations, MapMyFitness is hardly small from an employee standpoint.  As of Tuesday it counted 101 employees, with 31 employees in Denver, and another 70 employees at its headquarters in … Read More Here

Withings Pulse In-Depth Review

Almost a year ago Withings announced the Withings Pulse activity tracker at CES 2013.  However, it wasn’t made available until this past summer, when I started testing it.  Like most activity trackers it did all the usual items – steps, … Read More Here

Swimming, Riding, and Running (and sightseeing) our way around Israel

After wrapping up work late Thursday evening, I was ready to join The Girl in enjoying the rest of the weekend wandering around Israel and checking out the country.  It would of course be a bit of a whirlwind tour, … Read More Here

Week in Review–November 18th, 2013

The Week in Review is a collection of both all the goodness I’ve written during the past week around the internet, as well as a small pile of links I found interesting – generally endurance sports related. I’ve often wondered … Read More Here

A Mexico to Israel via London Layover Airport Interval Runaround

To start, let’s just recap the last two days. Or at least, I think it’s been two days: Sunday 10AM France Time: Departed, connected in London, flew to Mexico City. Sunday 6:45PM Mexico Time: Landed in Mexico City after 11hrs … Read More Here