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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.
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) Limiting Swim Deaths in Triathlon: Unfortunately, as I write this, yet another swim death this morning in the USAT Nationals. This post by Slowtwitch was written earlier in the week. Fwiw, National’s did allow a 10-minute warm-up, whether or not the athlete took it is unclear.
4) The invisible bike helmet: Tons of you sent this in this week, especially after it was featured on CNN. But if you didn’t see it – here’s work that two women have done to create an invisible bike helmet. Seriously.
5) Kennedy Space Center to host Triathlon: Seriously.the.coolest.race.idea. This multi-distance triathlon for next spring literally goes through Kennedy Space Center and past all the major sights. Totally awesome. From sprint to half-iron distances.
6) Motor Pacing…while racing: Some cool shots from Bill on a unique sport in Germany that actually has cyclists motopace as the holistic aspect of the race.
7) TrainingPeaks – Scaling for the future: Since many of you use TrainingPeaks (I do as well), this might be of interest to you. Posted/e-mailed from the founder on some of their recent issues and what they’re trying to do about it.
8) Under the waves: A cool story of what it was like to shoot (photograph) the entire US Women’s Water Polo team…underwater…at once…with a gigantic US flag.
10) Team GB – The Athletes: A cool video put together in literally an afternoon showing a bunch of the Team Great Britain athletes and their hardware. The link above is from the guy who directed the video – offers a ton of great behind the scenes shot (and also an awesome photography blog I follow). The video itself is below.
Sports Technology Software/Firmware Updates This Week: Each week I quickly highlight some of the new firmware, app, software and website service updates that I see go out. If you’re a sports technology company and release an update – shoot me a quick note (just one liners is perfect, or Tweet it at me) and I’ll make mention of it here. If I don’t know about it, I won’t be able to post about it. Sound good?
Garmin FR610 Update: The Garmin FR610 running watch received an update last week, it includes some bug fixes for issues some of you have seen. Thanks to those that sent it in!
You probably stumbled upon here looking for a review of a sports gadget. If you’re trying to decide which unit to buy – check out my in-depth reviews section. Some reviews are over 60 pages long when printed out, with hundreds of photos! I aim to leave no stone unturned.
I travel a fair bit, both for work and for fun. Here’s a bunch of random trip reports and daily trip-logs that I’ve put together and posted. I’ve sorted it all by world geography, in an attempt to make it easy to figure out where I’ve been.
The most common question I receive outside of the “what’s the best GPS watch for me” variant, are photography-esq based. So in efforts to combat the amount of emails I need to sort through on a daily basis, I’ve complied this “My Photography Gear” post for your curious minds! It’s a nice break from the day to day sports-tech talk, and I hope you get something out of it!
Many readers stumble into my website in search of information on the latest and greatest sports tech products. But at the end of the day, you might just be wondering “What does Ray use when not testing new products?”. So here is the most up to date list of products I like and fit the bill for me and my training needs best! DC Rainmaker 2019 swim, bike, run, and general gear list. But wait, are you a female and feel like these things might not apply to you? If that’s the case (but certainly not saying my choices aren’t good for women), and you just want to see a different gear junkies “picks”, check out The Girl’s 2018 Gear Guide too.