In a previous article, I discussed my list of the eight most valuable metrics for triathletes. In this article, I want to address a more fundamental question. What is the point of training with data? This question may not even seem worthy of discussion given the fact that training with data is something we simply do in the modern world. Of course we train with data. Why … [Read more...] about Why Train with Data?
In today’s world where big data reigns supreme and the Quantified Self movement promises self-knowledge through numbers, anything that can be measured often is. And if it can’t be measured today, the right technology is sure to be just around the corner. In many ways, athletes have been at the forefront of this drive to measure and collect data about the self—at least when … [Read more...] about The 8 Most Valuable Metrics for Triathletes
Wouldn’t it be great if you could record heart rate while training without the need to put on a chest strap? You could say goodbye to placing the moistened strap around your chest on those cold mornings, removing the sweaty strap after workouts, and dealing with the chafing from the strap rubbing the wrong way. As technology advances, the market has seen an influx of heart … [Read more...] about Gear Review: Mio Link Heart Rate Wrist Strap
Over the past six months, Garmin has substantially updated two of its marquee GPS training devices. In a previous article, I reviewed the new Forerunner 920XT—the next generation of the Forerunner 910XT. Here, I review the newly released Fēnix 3. In effect, the Fēnix 3 is like a 920XT on steroids. Fundamentally different than the previous Fēnix models, the Fēnix 3 … [Read more...] about Gear Review: Garmin Fēnix 3
For over a decade now, runners and multisport athletes have grown accustomed to using GPS watches that offer a host of advantages over a standard sports watch. The advent of the GPS watch has made tracking mileage and monitoring pace as easy as simply looking at your wrist. When integrated with a heart rate monitor, those devices allow runners and cyclists to track the three … [Read more...] about Gear Review: Garmin 920XT