For the last few weeks, I have been utterly geeking out on using my BSX Insight Generation 2 muscle oxygen sensor. If you’ve been following the buzz about muscle oxygenation, you’ll notice people talking about how this device will revolutionize sports training because it delivers what heart rate monitoring never could– an objective view into our bodies to see how we are responding to exercise stress. But it’s awfully complicated getting simple answers. This post pulls together a bunch of hours of crawling different websites and watching countless videos on muscle oxygenation. Continue reading
A few months back, I started experimenting with different Chinese liniments and I’m quite impressed with the results. While everyone is different, I think some of theses things could make a big difference for older athletes out there—and maybe a few young ones too. Continue reading
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“It always comes down to the last run,” my old coach used to warn me. Yet many triathletes and duathletes will admit that they have miserable final runs. Their legs turn to blocks of concrete and their pace falls far short of their potential. A lousy run seems to be a rite of passage for most multisport athletes– and it takes a very long time until the run finally starts coming together. This short blog post will hopefully shorten the learning curve. Continue reading
This race report comes a bit late. On October 18, I had the privilege of racing for TeamUSA in the ITU Duathlon World Championship in Adelaide, Australia. As this was a race in the southern hemisphere, October was early summer for Australia but the end of my race season. This posed a few unusual race challenges. Here’s how it went down. Continue reading
I’ve had a few runs using my Stryd but this was the first one on a treadmill. Here’s my experience– and some ideas about how to use it to improve my running while making indoor running more bearable. Continue reading
I’m still putting together my race report for the ITU World Duathlon Championships in Adelaide, Australia. While I was away, however, UPS and the post man dropped off a ton of high-tech goodies. Many of these were Kickstarter and Indiegogo projects from up to a year ago– they just all came to market at the same time. This leaves me in a bit of data overload– but it should be awesome. Here’s what I’ve got cooking. Continue reading
Here’s my review of two awesome recovery products– the R8 by Roll Recovery and the Vyper vibrating foam roller by Hyperice. If you’re serious about recovery, this post may help you decide which product is right for you. Sadly, I could keep only one. Continue reading
For the past five years, I have raced the Washington State Time Trial championships and my results each year follow an odd up-and-down pattern that usually reflects my level of dedication in preparing for the race. This year was no exception as it was a down year. Here’s what happened.
I travel with my bike… a lot. Well not as much as a professional cyclist. But for an everyday age-group athlete, it’s a lot of traveling with my bike. Most of the folks I talk to are petrified about damaging their bikes but I’ve had hardly any issues in the hundreds of thousands of miles that I’ve flown with my bike. Here is a quick review of how I do it.