Thursday, December 27, 2007

2008, let's start it right!

Taking a break till the new year, see you then!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Treadmill's Vs. Running outside

Running on a treadmill is sometimes hard, watching TV or listening to an iPod can drain your spirits. Not to mention they are not accurate, close but not accurate. So let me explain, they are accurate for the calibration that is set at the factory, meaning the tread goes around so many time at x miles and hour and you get how fast you ran. Well that is all good if you are the one that set the machine, what if you have long legs, I have found that treadmills for myself are off about 1-2 tenths a mile vs. a Polar foot pod, that was calibrated on a track.
So be careful and every once in a while during the winter get out and test the theory. You might be shocked.

Lists calories burned running or jogging for a 140 and 195
lb person for one hour.

140lbs 195lbs
5 mph (12 minute mile)

Running, 5.2 mph (11.5 minute mile)

Running, 6 mph (10 minute mile)

Running, 6.7 mph (9 minute mile)

Running, 7 mph (8.5 minute mile)

Running, 7.5 mph (8 minute mile)

Running, 8 mph (7.5 minute mile)

Running, 8.6 mph (7 minute mile)

Running, 9 mph (6.5 minute mile)

Running, 10 mph (6 minute mile)

Running, 10.9 mph (5.5 minute mile)

Running, stairs, up



























Learning the Rules

USA Triathlon has issued a set of rules to maintain consistency and order from race to race across the country. The rules include sections on membership, and rules of conduct for swimming, cycling, running, and transition. Also included are special sections on protests, hearings and appeals, and rules modifications for physically challenged athletes.

USA Triathlon annual members are entitled to ONE free rule book per year. Extra copies are $5 each, as are copies for non members. Mail your check, made out to USA Triathlon.

USA Triathlon
Attention: Rule Book
1 365 Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 250
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Or free,
Download the rules

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Wearing your GPS and freind Finder! ONeill's Navijacket

Being found is becoming a thing of the past, not such a bad thing when you are on a mountain. Especially if you are out of bounds, O'Neill has just release the NaviJacket, The NavJacket is the product of an inspired partnership between O’Neill’s Wearable Electronics Department - the H Division, and MyGuide - a market leader in delivering navigation solutions based on GPS technology.

The NavJacket instead allows you to easily navigate through the mountains with the help of the integrated display on the sleeve and the audio instructions in the hood.

Simply enter your desired location and let the NavJacket guide you effortlessly down the slopes.

And it doesn’t just stop with navigation. Your current speed, up-to-date local weather forecasts, and in-depth details about your route, such as distance and time have all been incorporated into the flexible display sleeve on the jacket using the latest technology.

Using your mobile phone connected to the GPS unit, 3D views of the resorts as well as points of interest throughout the resort will also be available.

An additional innovative feature of the NavJacket is a friend finder function, which will allow you to either track down friends, or choose to follow their path through the slopes.

Check it out! O'Neill

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Transition Bag, Nathan, Human Proulision Labs

HUGE, Space for almost everything that you could need. The only thing that would not fit is a bike, even a fold up one. Oh well, can't win them all. I have played with two of these bags and both have more than enough room for all your stuff on race day, but changing cloths as well and your victory speech. The Holiday addition of Triathlete Magazine did a review of this bag as well. Now the off season is not only about getting your body ready for the grueling season ahead, but get your life and stuff in order. What better way than to be able to have all your Tri gear in one place, back pack it over to the transition area and unzip, layout your stuff and even be able to have a pad to step on once you come into T1. Yes that's right it has a pad that folds down/up making transition T1 even easier.
Happy Holidays!