Race Report: Fitness for Vitality 5K

Photo of Seward ParkAs I write this race report, I just flew over Seward Park here in Seattle. I’m on a one-night business trip to Washington, DC. I’ll fly in, attend a meeting tomorrow morning, meet some business colleagues over lunch and in the early afternoon, and then catch the evening flight back to Seatac. Hopefully, I’ll have time to get an easy run in tomorrow morning. Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Stryd Running Power Meter

Stryd FootpodUnless you’ve been living under a rock for the last month or so, you have no doubt heard about the upcoming Stryd running power meter.  As far as I can tell, DC Rainmaker was the first to do a review of the unit.  Since then, more and more publications have been talking about it.  If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a power meter for running and here are my thoughts on it. Continue reading

Thinking About a Moxy Muscle Oxygen Sensor

Moxy MonitorI was recently telling my physical therapist that my BSX Insight had shipped and that I was excited to be doing tests of my lactate threshold– and his coworker asked me if it was the same as the Moxy muscle oxygen sensor.  I told him that, while they both look at blood oxygen, they get different data– the Moxy is a realtime measurement device while the BSX Insight uses a test to find a single number (the ever-critical lactate threshold).  Apparently, a rival team to mine across town uses the Moxy extensively.  Then this weekend another friend pointed me to Richard Wharton’s blog outlining how he uses the Moxy and I was just blown away.  I may have to start saving my pennies to pick up one of these things. Continue reading

A Brief Garmin 920xt Transition Guide

IMG_5676 2I own a lot of Garmin devices.  I love their devices and I’m always impressed with what they come up with.  Our team recently got a great deal on the Garmin 920xt and so I updated my multisport watch to Garmin’s latest running/cycling/swimming watch.

This article isn’t meant to be a review of this watch– DC Rainmaker does a fantastic job at reviewing the 920xt that simply can’t be matched.  Instead, this post is a quick transition guide for anyone using the previous generation of triathlon watch (the Garmin 910xt)– it includes the information that I wish Garmin had told me about the 920xt– it would have saved me a bunch of time if I knew up front what I’m about to tell you. Continue reading