Week in Review–October 16th, 2011

WeekInReviewLogo_thumb1_thumb_thumb_[2]The Week in Review is a collection of both all the goodness I’ve written during the past week around the internet, as well as a small pile of links I found interesting – generally endurance sports related. I’ve often wondered what to do with all of the coolness that people write, and while I share a lot of it on Twitter and Google Plus, this is a better forum for sending it on to y’all. Most times these different streams don’t overlap, so be on the lookout at all these places for good stuff!

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

DCRainmaker.com posts this past week: 
Still of course lots of interesting in the FR910XT, so I’ve been answering questions there daily on that main review. Good stuff abound!

Saturday: Week in Review–October 8th, 2011
Monday: New Kona Qualification Rules Coming in 2012, automatic entry for 12+ races in lifetime
Tuesday: A Canadian Moose of a Long Run
Wednesday: A look at Simon Fraser University’s Running Speed/Pace Control System
Thursday: A 16-mile Wednesday night of loops in the rain
Friday: Friday Tidbits- First Garmin FR910XT Swim Workout, Timex Run Trainer & TACX Trainer arrival
Friday: A Friday Giveaway

Men’s Health/Gatorade/Urbanathlon Blog posts this past week:
In addition to all my writings here, I also cover a bunch of topics over on the Men’s Health Urbanathlon blog. Here’s the goods from the past week:

Monday: How to taper for the Urbanathlon
Wednesday: Selecting what to pack on Race Day
Friday: Packet picked up and ready to race Chicago!

Note that I post over there roughly every Monday and Wednesday, and Sarah posts on Tuesday and Thursday. It’s a tag-team event.

Stuff that I found interesting around the interwebs:
Here’s a not-so-small smattering of all the random things that I stumbled on while doing my civic duty to find the end of the Internet:

1) Tour de France route gets mistakenly unveiled.  Now I just need to mistakenly find an excuse to be there next summer.

2) Prototype bike that will power you up hill, when you charge batteries during regular use.  Sorta like one of them fancy E-Bikes, except different.

3) One of my running buddies went to Kona and got featured on Zipp’s page.  Cool stuff, we suffer in long runs together.  Then he suffered in Kona alone…glad I was sitting back eating brownies on the couch that day. 🙂

4) Randomly interesting article on triathlon income brackets.  And folks wonder why triathletes are so heavily targeted from a marketing standpoint…

5) You may remember some of the previous ‘Day in the life’ of videos that Specialized has done. They’re really well done profiles of triathletes and other sponsored athletes.  Here’s Simon Whitfield’s.  Maybe they’ll do a ‘Day in the life of DC Rainmaker’ segment. Though, probably not as exciting.

A day in the life of Simon Whitfield

6) A look at the triathlon officials at Kona.  A cool post from Steve Fleck on what it’s like to be on the other side of the race.

7) Trisports is now going almost-all Solar.  You may remember last year with their reuse of water from rain.  Now they’re harvesting all that desert sun.

8) A good post from Runkeeper on explaining VO2Max at a simple level.  Worth a read.

9) Post from Training Peaks on understanding Quadrant Analysis.  If big words like Quadrant Analysis scare you, this will make it less scary.  Or just cost you more money in buying training gadgets.

10) Cool sidewalk tiles that harvests your walking energy and illuminate lights.  Wonder if some day this would be part of houses as well?

11) NYC Marathon dramatically changes entry guidelines.  If you had or wanted to apply to the NYC Marathon, you best take note – major shake up here.

Random Notes:

I’ve got nothing left for random notes this week, other than to say thanks for reading!


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