Week in Review–December 26th, 2010

WeekInReviewLogo_thumb1I’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 Week in Review Post.  This takes the place of my Weekly Mailbag – which is over on Slowtwitch.  These are just quick snippets of things that I’ve found interesting.  Nice and easy Saturday reading.  Plus, a recap of my Weekly Mailbag post a well.

So with that, let’s get into the action!

Weekly Mailbag Over at Slowtwitch.com: 
This is a look into the future.  Think of it like being a psychic. You’re actually looking at the topics for tomorrow’s Slowtwitch Mailbag, crazy ehh! It’s all about the footpod, like a footpod extravaganza!  Go on over and check it out here on Monday!

1) Footpod (steps per minute) SPM – what it all means
2) Weird Footpod Values
3) Getting cadence and speed outdoors via footpod?
4) Saving routes with footpod data
5) Troubleshooting footpod dropouts

You can read all my past weekly mailbags at Slowtwitch here.  Or the pre-Slowtwitch days here.

Posts this past week:
The week before Christmas and all through the blog, not a…well…I have no idea actually, and my rhyming skills are pretty minimal at the moment.  So, let’s just recap the posts ya may have missed – cause it was a surprisingly jam-packed week!

Saturday: Week in Review – December 18th, 2010
Sunday: Back in the Ice
Monday: Zeo – An in Depth Product Review
Tuesday: Swimming with sharks!
Wednesday: Feelin’ lucky?  Water immersion tests with Garmin Edge and CycleOps Joule Computers
Thursday: On LA Talk Radio Show Later this Morning
Friday: Have a Merry Christmas!

Stuff that I found interesting around the interwebs: 
As always, here’s a sampler platter of some of the interesting articles and posts I found around the Internet this week.

#1) A look at the doping trade – A pretty interesting in depth look at the global doping trade in relation to sport.

#2) How NFL Pro’s are using triathlon wetsuits You think it’s cold during the summer when you’re wet?  Try doing it in winter.  This post from Slowtwitch includes links to mainstream news articles, as well as a bit of the behind the scenes of their use.

#3) Boston Marathon Qualifying Time Changes It looks like Boston is planning on making changes for the 2012 Marathon…read on to see a few more hints from BAA.  You may remember my previous In Depth Analysis of Boston Qualifying Times back a month or so ago.

#4) Got snow?  Need studded bike tires? Well, then, look no further than this creative solution with some cheap pieces from your local Staples.  That was easy! (Thanks Annette for the heads up!)

#5) First Windows 7 Phone App to support Withings WiFi Scale I noticed that Withings WiFi Scale Support is now available via a partner app, allowing folks to get all the same data that so many other platforms have today.

#6) Why the Personal Health Record is Dead – I noticed this on the personal blog of the founder of ZEO, and it actually has virtually nothing to do with Zeo.  It analyzes why all these centralized health repositories (Google Health, Microsoft Healthvault) aren’t actually being used.

Weekend Update Items:

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas yesterday!  I had quite an enjoyable Christmas with the Girl’s family in St. John’s, Newfoundland (Canada).  I’ll have some deets out soon.

For those who didn’t catch my interview on LA Talk Radio on Thursday, you can relive all the glory via simple MP3 (additional show archives here).  I spent a good half-hour discussing all the latest gizmos and gadgets for sport, as well as what 2011 holds in the little snow-globe crystal ball.  Plus, I doubt many of you have ever actually heard my voice…so there ya go!

I’m now headed out on vacation for the next few weeks, but fear not, they’ll be a mix of regular sports posts, and some travel stuff along the way.



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  1. SSB

    It will be interesting to see what they do with the BQ times. I’m torn on what I think about the times. For a long time I thought it was hard to BQ, then I started to really train for a marathon, not just run haphazardly and I think it is relatively easy to now.