Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Zoot Wikiwiki Wetsuit

Whilst a session in the river - on a warm evening as the sun goes down - is the hilight of any training week, I've never considered myself a strong swimmer. As a result I've stuck to the mantra of Buoyancy Above All Else - on the understanding that weaker swimmers are often better off in the lower-end (and less flexible) suits.  However, after hearing about the new Wikiwiki and getting a chance to see it up close at the Outlaw Half, I jumped at the chance to give it a go.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

SHFT.run - Initial Thoughts

My photoshop skillz are second only to my running style

As a rule, triathletes are data and gadget freaks - and I am no exception. In the pool, you can usually spot a triathlete by the selection of "toys" they bring down; on the bike cyclists despair at our covering our beautiful machines in power meters and storage boxes; and I feel the run revolution is just getting going. Garmin's Run Dynamics (now a proper ANT+ profile) and Stryd's power measurement are well known - I had the opportunity to try out SHFT.run's two-pod system and report my experiences from my first few runs here.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Threshold Part 4 - Other Models

In Part 3's exploration of mathematical thresholds we were looking at methods of approximating a rider's power curve, which allows us to estimate maximal power for a given duration. However, that's rarely how we ride (or run, except on the flattest courses). The models discussed assume that an athlete stays at precisely the same power for the duration of their effort, but in the real world only TTers even come close. So this post will look at ways of dealing with variation.