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LVL Kickstarter Page

The guys at BSX just launched their new Kickstarter campaign for their new hydration monitor.  I woke up really early and was the fifth person to contribute to their campaign.  Here’s a quick overview of what I know, why I’m a fan, and why you should sign up for one now. Continue reading

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Quick Announcement: The LVL Hydration Monitor

As endurance athletes, how many of us haven’t had an episode in a race or in training when we haven’t become dehydrated?  Of course, all of us have.  A few weeks back, the really bright folks at BSX Insight announced that they were developing a hydration monitor and I couldn’t be more excited about the project.

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Longtime readers of this blog may remember that I’ve been using the BSX Insight muscle oxygenation monitor for guiding my workouts.   I’m a big fan— and so are the guys at USA Cycling.  Considering that they used the technology for a gold in women’s pursuit at the World Championships (and now a silver in Rios), they are obviously on to something great.

Now BSX is putting those same smarts to use for keeping us hydrated.  Head on over to their announcement site and sign up for the latest news.  While pre-orders begin on September 14, they are giving away a ton of goodies (e.g. Amazon Echo, Withings scale, Wahoo Elemnt, Jaybird Earphones, and other products from Camelback, Gu, Nuun and Outdoor Voice) beginning August 22nd and leading up to the event.

This is not only big news for endurance athletes but an important step forward for everyone.  Even mild dehydration is serious stuff.  For instance, 60% of people who have strokes are dehydrated to some degree.  I’m not a medical doctor but I’m sure that a lot of other serious medical conditions are adversely affected by dehydration as well.  So even if you don’t care about how hydration is affecting your sports performance, you have pretty good reason to care about hydration generally.  To me, this is particularly good news because, as anyone who knows me can tell you, I drink about as much water as a cactus when left to my own.

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100 Posts and More to Come!

stars-159801_640This is just a quick post announcing that, with our last post (Running Well Off the Bike), The Athletic Time Machine hit 100 posts!  We’re only 16 months old and already have a ton of content.  To our readers, we send out a huge thank you for your support and enthusiasm.  If you’re an older multisport athlete who wants to beat your younger competitors, stay tuned.  And, if you’re new to this page, be sure to check out our Summary of Posts page and you’ll be an expert in no time.

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Lots of Data for 2016!

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

A Ton of Content Already? We’re Just Getting Started!

It’s hard to believe that, in the few weeks that The Athletic Time Machine has been out, we’re already past 40 posts and substantive articles on our site!  The announcement to the Facebook and Twitter communities was a bit late in coming (sorry about that) so to make it easier to see what you missed before that, I’m putting up a new page that summarizes every post that goes onto the site.  This summary will be kept right up on the title bar for the Athletic Time Machine site should you ever want to get back there.  But instead of fumbling about, just get transported there now!

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