Note, my list only has 5 ‘true’ items on it. It has three others that are inked in on every piece of paper (it was a free shopping list magnetic notepad at some grocery store years back). My total items should have been about $10-15.
My total: $100.63
Some of the stuff was on sale I tell you!
In other news…
Tuesday’s are becoming a bit of a mini-Saturday from a workout perspective. The recap:
6:00AM Swim Technique Session with coach: This went really well actually – first one. And the good news is I don’t swim nearly as bad as I thought I did. The top four things I need to work on are:
1) Focus on bringing my arms during the stroke in tighter to my body while above the water (I can’t explain it well) 2) Focus on reach coming into water earlier and slightly deeper into the water. As opposed to my hand entering the water nearly flat against the water (I want a steeper angle of attack essentially) 3) Focus on rotating body with stroke 4) Focus on keeping head straight (not moving laterally), with #3 *Note: I probably explained this horribly above, but in my little head I know what I’m supposed to work on.
After 90 minutes of pool work and then regular work, it was off to…
5:00PM: 80 minute trainer ride with three sets of Z4 built in (plus 10 minutes one legged drills)
6:50PM: Z2 run for 1:20. Ended up at 11 miles, some hills along the way. And mixed in 5.5 miles with the Pacers group in the middle, like a running group sandwich. I run from home and time it to arrive just as they start.
8:10PM: All done with run, do some running drills
In total this Tuesday ended up with over 4 hours of training. Oh…and we have yet to begin the fun stuff. IM Canada is still over 4.5 months away. But I’m feeling my run, swim and bike getting stronger. Especially my run and my ability to simply just knock out a a crapload of miles in fatigue conditions. So I’m really excited by that.
…In more other news…
In line with the quote of “A village is missing its idiot”, I found this FedEx door tag stack on my door step this evening. So by the look of things, I’m thinking someone wants to deliver an entire FedEx truck to me. Woohoo!
You probably stumbled upon here looking for a review of a sports gadget. If you’re trying to decide which unit to buy – check out my in-depth reviews section. Some reviews are over 60 pages long when printed out, with hundreds of photos! I aim to leave no stone unturned.
I travel a fair bit, both for work and for fun. Here’s a bunch of random trip reports and daily trip-logs that I’ve put together and posted. I’ve sorted it all by world geography, in an attempt to make it easy to figure out where I’ve been.
The most common question I receive outside of the “what’s the best GPS watch for me” variant, are photography-esq based. So in efforts to combat the amount of emails I need to sort through on a daily basis, I’ve complied this “My Photography Gear” post for your curious minds! It’s a nice break from the day to day sports-tech talk, and I hope you get something out of it!
Many readers stumble into my website in search of information on the latest and greatest sports tech products. But at the end of the day, you might just be wondering “What does Ray use when not testing new products?”. So here is the most up to date list of products I like and fit the bill for me and my training needs best! DC Rainmaker 2021 swim, bike, run, and general gear list. But wait, are you a female and feel like these things might not apply to you? If that’s the case (but certainly not saying my choices aren’t good for women), and you just want to see a different gear junkies “picks”, check out The Girl’s Gear Guide too.