Week in Review–March 11th, 2012

WeekInReviewLogo_thumb4_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, Facebook, 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:
Here’s all the goodness that ended up on the main page of DCRainmaker.com this week:

Saturday: Week in Review–March 3rd, 2012
Monday: Running at night on the National Mall
Tuesday: The Sports and Fitness History exhibit at the Patent and Trademark Museum
Wednesday: The 2012 SRAM RED Quarq (and bike!) arrives into the DC Rainmaker test lab
Thursday: Twofer- Significant Garmin Connect (Power) Updates & Significant FR910XT Review Updates
Friday: Classic Rainmaker posts- This week in years past

Fun interview I did about the background of my blog:

I was interviewed last week for The Peaceful runner, and talked a bit about the background of my blog and what things are like behind the blog.  Enjoy!

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) Ten refreshing wines for after a ride: One of the random food blogs I follow wrote up a piece for Bicycling Magazine post-ride refreshing wines, for those of you who prefer something other than Chocolate Milk.

2) New Chocolate Milk ads featuring Professional Triathlete Mirinda Carfrae: Given my love for Chocolate Milk, lovin’ seeing all these new ads out there, including a handful of endurance athletes.

3) Really moving video clip of golfer with only one leg: Take 3 minutes out of your day and watch the below video.  Good stuff.  Thanks Dad for sending over!

Manuel de los Santos

4) Golden Cheetah releases new version of free analysis software: The big items of note include the addition of Virtual Power, Aerolab improvements, and .FIT file support for Mac (which means Garmin file support).  Golden Cheetah is an awesome software suite for pretty deep analysis of activities, primarily cycling focused.

5) NBC partnering with YouTube to offer online coverage of Olympics: NBC will be covering every sport this summer, via either their online site or their various TV channels.  This announcement should help those sports who may not quite earn TV time.

6) Triathlon America 2012 Keynote: CEO Andrew Messick speaking at the Triathlon America conference a few weeks ago.  Worth a watch, tons of little tidbits dropped in there about the future of WTC and the Ironman brand.

Triathlon America 2012 Keynote

7) TrainingPeaks looking for athlete feedback: TP is conducting their annual survey, and looking for athlete feedback.  Some telling questions in there…

8) Really deep subs: Ok, something different.  Well, not entirely different – we often swim in the oceans, so this is sorta related.  You’ve probably seen the news of some of the upcoming deep-sea subs going to make some attempts over the next few weeks at getting to the deepest points on earth.  Here’s some thoughts from one of the filmmaker guys I spent a week with on my great white shark trip.

9) Cool new Bali and Australia running courses coming for Outside Interactive treadmill laptop software: You probably saw my preview posts on this software a few weeks ago.  These were some cool new courses filmed in Bali and in the Outback.  Something completely different than the usual stuff.

10) Sweet mountain bike video: Ok, I somehow just found this – but, it’s pretty cool, so I figured I’d share.

INTO THIN AIR | engl. Subtitles from infinite trails on Vimeo.

11) Triathlon Swim Deaths: Here’s an interesting article from Rudy Dressendorfer, P.T. Ph.D, regarding some thoughts around reducing and/or preventing triathlon swim deaths.

With that, have a great remainder of your weekend everyone!


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