Monthly Archives: November 2010

2010 Athlete Gadget Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year when people stampede into their local mall in search of the perfect gift.  But choosing gifts for an endurance athlete can be tough.  Endurance athletes are picky by nature – for example, you’d never dream … Read More Here

India Part II: Crouching Tiger

(Quick note: You can see the first half of my brief trip to India here in Part I) As a general rule of thumb, when you want to go see unique things in the wild, it takes a bit of … Read More Here

India Part I: “For some things, there are no explanations”

We arrived into Delhi, India – the country of 1.2 billion people – quite late Tuesday night…errr, rather Wednesday morning I guess.  We were supposed to be there Tuesday night – but because the coffee pot on the airplane wouldn’t … Read More Here

Week in Review–Nov 27th, 2010

I’ve long since wondered what to do with all the random tidbits of things I collect each week – or the little thoughts that don’t quite make for a full post.  But I finally came up with a solution: The … Read More Here

Guest Post – Cold Turkey: Tour De Cleveland

(Note from Ray: I’d like to introduce you to Lindsey and Carl, two good friends of The Girl and I.  You may remember our early summer training adventures together.  Given I’m out of the country, they offered to maintain a … Read More Here

A very short stay in Bangkok

I can’t say I was able to spend much time really seeing much of Bangkok during my short stay in Thailand.  While I was initially scheduled to be there some 5 days, in the end, I’d only end up staying … Read More Here

Featured Guest Post for Onlineshoes.com

A wee bit back (ok, a long ways bit back), I was approached to write a guest post for Onlineshoes.com – which…well…sells shoes…online.  Actually, they sell all sorts of other things, but shoes is their starting point.  And they have … Read More Here

How calorie measurement works on Garmin fitness devices

There are few topics that cause more confusion, intrigue and general ‘Huh?’ in the sports world than calorie burn.  While many runners or cyclists often estimate calorie burn (and thus cookie allocation metrics) using borderline sketchy back of the napkin … Read More Here

Garmin plans to keep on selling FR305

Whenever anyone starts to look at purchasing a GPS enabled watch, they invariably start with virtually all signs pointing towards the Forerunner 305 as a great starter watch.  The reason for this is partly due to the overwhelming number of … Read More Here

A weekend in Vietnam

When I started this multi-week international work trip through Asia early last week, there was no plan to spend any time in Vietnam.  It simply wasn’t on my itinerary.  I was to work until Friday in Seoul, and then head … Read More Here

Week in Review–November 21st, 2010

I’ve long since wondered what to do with all the random tidbits of things I collect each week – or the little thoughts that don’t quite make for a full post.  But I finally came up with a solution: The … Read More Here

Forerunner 210 Giveaway Results!

Thanks everyone for entering the giveaway! Apparently quite a few want a new Garmin Forerunner 210!  That said there were about 1300 entries after accounting for ways to double-up, into the giveaway, and another bunch from Active Duty folks. I … Read More Here

A moving bit of Seoul Food

I arrived into Seoul in a general state of confusion.  Usually I have a much better handle on travel logistics for cities I’m arriving in, but somehow things got busy and I didn’t quite have the time to ensure I … Read More Here

Quick note: My Slowtwitch post on Garmin/Road ID combo

As you’ll know, I don’t normally ‘promote’ another one of my posts directly with a post of its own.  But in this particular case, I wanted to make a small exception for a quick heads up about an article I … Read More Here

10 interesting items from the USAT 2010 Business Plan

Back a few months ago I was poking though the USAT charters, financial statements and annual reports for some information related to spend on their Olympic athlete programs.  While doing so, I stumbled into the USAT 2010 Business Plan document … Read More Here

My Movie Star Trip to New York City

Despite having just arrived back home in the US, that didn’t mean I was going to stay put for very long.  Early Friday morning I joined The Girl, her sister and her parents for a weekend in NYC.  We all … Read More Here

Week in Review–November 13th, 2010

I’ve long since wondered what to do with all the random tidbits of things I collect each week – or the little thoughts that don’t quite make for a full post.  But I finally came up with a solution: The … Read More Here

November Forerunner 210 Giveaway

Over the last week or so I’ve been testing out the Forerunner 210 GPS running watch, which is brand spankin’ new and just released in time for the Holidays.  I’ve been so happy with it to date, that I’ve decided … Read More Here

Sport Device GPS Accuracy In Depth: Part II

(Note: If you’re just joining me in Part II, be sure to read Part I, which covers the first half of the tests) As we left off in Part I, the tests thus far had been largely easy.  By that … Read More Here

Sport Device GPS Accuracy In Depth: Part I

Newcomers to GPS sport devices like the Garmin Forerunner or Timex Global Trainer often wonder exactly how accurate the devices are.  And seasoned users occasionally notice small oddities when comparing their run totals between training partners on the same run.  … Read More Here

How I ran into a WWII tank on my swim

Alternate Title #1: The Americans invaded during my swim! Alternate Title #2: How I got tanked on my swim Alternate Title #3: Down Periscope Fail (Really, I could go on and on…) Of course, you’re probably wandering what I’m talking … Read More Here

A weekend in Saipan

Over the last 8 weeks or so I’ve been jetting in and out of countries all over the place, mostly in Central America.  In the vast majority of the cases, I was there working for only 24 hours, sometimes up … Read More Here

Week in Review–November 6th, 2010

I’ve long since wondered what to do with all the random tidbits of things I collect each week – or the little thoughts that don’t quite make for a full post.  But I finally came up with a solution: The … Read More Here

Fitness Related Analysis from the Garmin Q3 earnings call

I spent a bit of time this evening listening to the Garmin 3rd quarter earnings call.  The primary reason is that often times companies will either purposefully or inadvertently release tiny snippets of information via these calls.  In many cases, … Read More Here

Quick Administrative Notes and Updates

Just a quick note to let folks know I had a bit of time on my most recent 13 hour flight earlier this morning (this evening? this afternoon?  Honestly, I have no idea, it sorta crossed all three).  I took … Read More Here