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Hmm…here’s a list of random things and thoughts from the last few days.
I’m actually starting to almost enjoy my longer swim sessions. Well, now that I think about it, there are no short swim sessions. The ‘shortest’ session I have on any given weekly schedule is ~4,000 yards. For reasons I can’t explain, 2,000 yards seems longer than 4,000 yards. I don’t understand why. As for the enjoying piece… I think I’m actually enjoying just being separated from the world for the 70 or so minutes. Just me, myself and a big bowl full of water. No cell phone, no stream of e-mail, no work emergencies…just myself. Once I step onto the pool deck, nobody can contact me. Kinda like getting on an airplane.
This whole taper thing is relatively troubling. Down to just one workout a day now. Way too much spare time on my hands.
I picked up a Spot GPS Locator device a few days ago to play with and have been trying it out. I’ve already written up a fair chunk of the review, but look for the final (very detailed) version in the next few weeks after I get a chance to play with it some more. Very cool technology that has huge potential.
I had a BLAST on tonight’s long run. The usual 20-miler was slightly reduced in time from 2hr 30 mins to 2hr’s (Boo Taper!!!) . Except one little change was made. Instead of just being all Z2, tonight it was spliced up. 1hr @ Z2, 40mins @ Z3, then 20mins @ Z4. Woot Baby – Z4 time! I LOVE Z4 time! Nothing more fun than running fast (Woohoo Taper!!!). My long run friend and I knocked out 16.5 miles tonight (in 2 hrs). Unfortunately, he leaves next week for a three year tour in Germany (military). 🙁
I got to wear my new running shoes today. My old ones were tired and I kinda lost count on the mileage, I need to go recheck my logs. But I’m sure it was at least 500 miles. Got these ones for my birthday (next generation model of current shoe). (The orange is a little odd, but I didn’t really have a choice in colors with this model)
I was going to post the “How to make Fresh Pasta” post today, but decided that two posts in a row titled “How to…” broke some weird rule. So, no pasta for you this week.
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 2019 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 2018 Gear Guide too.