How my Garmin insults me, even after a marathon PR

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A few weeks ago, I ran the Marine Corp Marathon, with a PR best in that race. Sounds great right? My trusty new Garmin watch didn’t think so. It even called me lazy. Here’s the story. Unlike Greg, I’m not really a gadget junky. I’ll consider myself old school when it comes to Triathlon gear. For the last 12+ years, all …

Athlinks – my new favorite website

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Now that I’m back to more serious training and racing, it’s been fun to compare my current performance relative to the same events in previous years. That’s where Athlinks comes into play. According to Athlinks, I’ve covered 1,224 miles across 48 races since I started my athletic ventures in 2001. Athlinks aggregates race results (marathons, triathlons, open water swims and …

Christmas came early – Hello Computrainer!

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It’s been a pretty active couple of weeks in our household. We’ve signed up for an Ironman Training program (more to follow) and our Computrainers have arrived. For those of you who aren’t familiar, a Computrainer is an incredibly sophisticated indoor biking system – pretty much the equivalent of taking the training wheels off your bike and getting a carbon …