Monthly Archives: August 2010

Thoughts on USAT Race Official Staffing

Race Directors have a tough job – there’s no doubt about that.  They have to balance putting on a quality event, while still making it work financially.  Triathlons are far from cheap events to put on, instead of just one … Read More Here

Power Meters and Pop-Tarts

While the summer may be winding down, my training certainly isn’t.  I’ve still got three races (well, technically four) before the end of my tri season.  And that’s before I end up figuring out what I’m doing running wise for … Read More Here

Weekly Mailbag–August 29th, 2010

Here’s this week’s edition of the weekly mailbag.  This is a weekly series where I feature a handful of the e-mailed questions I received from the previous week or so.  I try and pick a wide variety of questions. Some … Read More Here

Garmin Edge 800 In Depth Review

What exactly is the Edge 800 you ask?  Well, it’s a new bike computer that aims to provide all of the cycling features you’d expect from the Edge series (ANT+ support, power meter compatibility and configuration, GPS route recording and … Read More Here

Tuesday Training, Trainers, and Trimming

It’s been a busy summer with travel of all kinds.  I haven’t spent a full week home since late May – so the next two weeks are my only opportunity to get in two solid – complete – and well … Read More Here

A solution to heart rate dropouts/spikes with Garmin HR Soft Straps

You may remember back a few months ago when I published my Top Tips to reduce HR strap issues.  That’s since become a pretty popular posts, especially amongst Garmin Premium Soft Strap HR users. And for the vast majority of … Read More Here

A return to Skyline!

(Quick Administrative Note: If you don’t normally read the Weekly Mailbag – I’m looking for some feedback on whether or not you’re interested in having integrated ANT+ sensor technology in Smart Phones, particularly Android ones.   This would allow you to … Read More Here

Weekly Mailbag–August 21st, 2010

Here’s this week’s edition of the weekly mailbag.  This is a weekly series where I feature a handful of the e-mailed questions I received from the previous week or so.  I try and pick a wide variety of questions. Some … Read More Here

Newfoundland Part II: Moose everything

My second week up in Newfoundland was almost as busy as the first, despite the fact that this time we didn’t attempt to drive around the island.  Instead, we focused on things that were local – and just generally enjoying … Read More Here

My 2010 Athletic GPS Device Recommendations

Please see my updated 2011 GPS recommendations here. The vast majority of folks who end up here do so in search of one of the many different athletic GPS devices out there on the market.  In most cases, once you’ve … Read More Here

Weekly Mailbag–August 17, 2010

Due to the busy weekend, I offer you the rare mid-week Weekly Mailbag!  Think of it like sighting an elusive wild animal…like a moose…only from the comfort of your own computer. Here’s this week’s edition of the weekly mailbag.  This … Read More Here

My first week in Newfoundland

I’ve been up here in Newfoundland, Canada for the past 10 days now in total – though, that’d be a week since the St. John’s Triathlon last Sunday. This past week has been a whirlwind tour of the island, as … Read More Here

Garmin Forerunner 310XT Giveaway Results!

This has been the biggest giveaway around these parts thus far!  Over 1,024 individual comment entries into the giveaway, and another bunch from Active Duty folks.  That’s a lot of peeps! I then took all the entries and sorted through … Read More Here

New–Washington DC Tri Resource Section/Post

I get a ton of requests for the best places for triathletes to train, so I started putting them all together in a single cohesive (updatable) post. Now, there are a gazillion places to train in the DC area, but … Read More Here

Guest Post: ‘The Girl’ Speaks!

(Quick note from Ray: The following was actually written before we got engaged this past weekend.  She had no idea about that, and she put together this post a few months back and I hemmed and hawed waiting to post … Read More Here

She said ‘Yes!’

Oh – and because all you girls will say “Show us the ring!”…here ya go: And with that…The Girl (or perhaps now, The Fiancee!) and I are off camping for the rest of the week.  Enjoy!

St. John’s Newfoundland Triathlon Race Report

Sometimes…things go well, like really well.  And sometimes, things don’t go so well, like rather badly.  As for this race…well, the number three wasn’t just the number of sports I did today.  But let’s start at the beginning. The beginning … Read More Here

Weekly Mailbag–August 7th, 2010

Here’s this week’s edition of the weekly mailbag.  This is a weekly series where I feature a handful of the e-mailed questions I received from the previous week or so.  I try and pick a wide variety of questions. Some … Read More Here

Garmin Forerunner 310XT Giveaway

Can you believe it’s August already?  You know what that means?  Well, not a whole lot really…except that we’re now simply one month closer to the end of summer. :( So in an effort to counteract that – I’m going … Read More Here

Shark Week Time (Starring Me?!?)

If you’ve been around these parts long enough, you know I like sharks.  Really any type of shark…but generally the bigger the better.  Thus, this week on the trainer has been full of Shark Week action: So much so that … Read More Here

Timex Ironman GPS Global Trainer In Depth Review

When the Timex Global Trainer was announced earlier this year, most folks were quite excited to see a new entrant into the triathlon watch/device scene.  With the watches ANT+ capabilities and full waterproofing it would make ideal training partner for … Read More Here

A weekend at home (finally)

I’m gonna keep this post short…mostly because I’ve spent the last few hours putting the final touches on the Timex Global Trainer review (to be posted at 12:01AM EST Tuesday), and thus, my keyboard and mouse are basically asking for … Read More Here