Week in Review–June 22nd, 2014

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 behind the scenes look at my TV appearance yesterday (and the actual video clip!)

Yesterday morning in New York City I was live on the FOX morning show, Good Day NY.  I was there to cover some of the newest and most popular sports & fitness technology gadgets coming onto the market, especially as … Read More Here

My Summer 2014 Sports Gadget Recommendations

I’ve always historically put together a sports gadget recommendations list in late Fall, primarily because that’s when things in the sports technology world tend to settle down.  Further, many folks are looking for holiday shopping advice.  The problem is that … Read More Here

Heads Up! Suunto Ambit2 & 2S sale from $219

Effective immediately until June 30th (Update on July 9th – extended for an unknown time period): Extended  there’s a pretty substantial sale on the Suunto Ambit2 & 2S exclusively at Clever Training.  The 2S is down to $219US from $350.  … Read More Here

Tomorrow I’ll be on TV, live in New York City!

Just as a quick heads up, tomorrow (Friday) morning I’ll be on the Good Day New York for FOX TV in New York City, live!  I’ll be chatting about all sorts of sports & fitness technology goodness with the folks … Read More Here

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L’Equipe Paris 10K 2014 Race Report

A few weeks ago a Parisian reader let me know about an upcoming 10K race slated for this past weekend.  Given I had nothing else on the calendar and given that it was a huge race in Paris – The … Read More Here

In Just 7 Days…

Yes, the time is once again almost upon us: The Annual DC Rainmaker Giveaway Extravaganza. Next Tuesday (June 24th) starting at exactly 12:00AM Eastern (0600 CET/CEST) the pinnacle of sports technology giveaway awesomeness will commence.  Last year the numbers were … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

And…it’s Monday again.  How does it happen so quickly?  Here’s a partial rundown of what we were up to this past weekend, though, there’s definitely more to come down the road! 1) The usual Friday night date night: Restaurant supply … Read More Here

Week in Review–June 15th, 2014

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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Our Parisian Dinner in White with 13,000 people

Tonight we participated in the famous Dîner en Blanc de Paris (Dinner in White of Paris).  This event is now in its 26th year, and this year some 13,000 people joined in the fun around the city.  The event also … Read More Here

Garmin Forerunner 15 GPS Watch & Daily Activity Monitor In-Depth Review

In keeping with the popular trend of adding activity monitoring to devices, back in April Garmin announced their latest running watch – the Forerunner 15 (FR15).  This would take their popular FR10 budget-focused GPS running watch and then combine it … Read More Here

Training Peaks adds automatic sync with Garmin Connect

Today, Training Peaks has announced and enabled the ability for your Garmin workouts to automatically appear in Training Peaks within about 10-seconds of you completing the workout.  This means that for any Bluetooth/WiFi enabled Garmin devices, you’ll be able to … Read More Here

Counterpoint: Understanding why the Garmin AutoSync rollout isn’t necessarily great for consumers

This morning’s announcement by Garmin of their Garmin Sync rollout is one that’s been long in the making – starting in earnest much earlier this year.  The culmination of that effort arrived today with direct synchronization to TrainingPeaks and runcoach.  … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Woot, a weekend back home!  Lots of goodness the past few days, which have included a holiday here in France on Monday.  I’m starting to get the hang of having holidays every two weeks – that’s my kind of style! … Read More Here

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Polar V800 Multisport GPS Watch In-Depth Review

All the way back in early January at CES Polar announced the V800 multisport GPS watch.  This would be their first multisport integrated GPS watch to market, combining the RC3 GPS watch along with the RCX5 non-GPS multisport watch.  On … Read More Here

Week in Review: June 9th, 2014

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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A short trip to Finland….with sunrise at 3:30AM

With a week of vacation over (and a weekend in the Pyrenees over), I got back to the real world and my day job with a trip up to Helsinki Tuesday night for two days of meetings.  What’s perhaps most … Read More Here

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Garmin Edge 1000 In-Depth Review

Back in April Garmin unveiled their latest and most expensive cycling computer to date – the Edge 1000.  The unit would be bigger than any previous unit, as well as add a number of new features – like included maps.  But … Read More Here

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An Epic Weekend of Cycling in the Pyrenees

After touring our way down the western coast of France, I arrived Thursday night into the Pyrenees region along the south of France – ready to begin three days of riding.  Much of what I was doing was aimed at … Read More Here

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Working our way down the west coast of France

As I noted earlier this week, we took the week off to explore the western coast of France.  While you could spend weeks doing this with meticulous attention to every little town along the way, we decided to go for … Read More Here

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Mont Saint-Michel Marathon 2014 Race Report

I signed up for the Mont Saint-Michel Marathon a long…long…long time ago.  When I did so I didn’t actually have any specific goal.  In fact, the only reason we really signed up for it was that we knew we had … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Past Weekend

I’m operating on a bit of a 1-day broadcast delay this week, and not because I’m trying to protect anyone from any wardrobe malfunctions – but rather simply because it was a busy weekend as you’ll see below.  Plus, we’ve … Read More Here

Week in Review–May 26th, 2014

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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How I evaluate Kickstarter and crowd-funded projects for rainbow-farting ponies

Each week I typically highlight a handful of crowd-funded projects within my ‘Week in Review’ series.  These projects are almost always sports and fitness related, as that’s where most of my interest lies.  In the case of these projects, the … Read More Here

Hands on with the IOLITE GPS-enabled swim goggles

A week or two ago a small company from Utah launched a new swim goggle on Kickstarter that’s aimed at openwater swimmers trying to swim straight.  As anyone whose done an openwater swim will tell you that can sometimes be … Read More Here