All posts tagged: Technology

A woman is holding a towel while excercising.

Three running gadgets and technologies that cought my attention lately

While it’s true you don’t need any tech or gadgets to run, there are a lot of them out there that are fun to use or can provide you with data, motivating insights or that can enrich your workout. I’ve come across three gadgets and new technologies lately that caught my attention — and that I’d like to briefly introduce to you. Whoop 4.0 Description: the Whoop 4.0 is a fitness tracker that collects data about recovery, strain and sleep performance. «From these figures, it offers advice on how you should balance your training and rest to achieve peak athletic performance,» Harry Bullmore writes on LiveScience. What sounds like any other fitness tracker on the market, has its USPs: the band itself is screenless, IP68 dustproof and water-resistant at depths of up to 10 meters for two hours. The lack of GPS might be another con for some of us, but on the data sight the Whoop is showing off, as «it is the multi-dimensional approach to calculating recovery that is the jewel in the …

People running in Prague half marathon in the spring of 2016.

«I made a horrible choice»: How a blogger discovered a runner cheating in a half-marathon

«I think most people aren’t aware of how much cheating goes on in marathons.» Were you aware? I wasn’t. But Derek Murphy, an independent marathon investigator, should know. He recently took particular care to examine the case of Jane Seo, a food and fitness writer in New York City. She finished second among the women in Sunday’s Fort Lauderdale Half Marathon in 1 hour and 21 minutes, a blazing 6:15 mile. But she cheated.

Quick Links — Week 7

«Segment Stories» — Strava «How to Plan a Safe Winter Trail Run, Plus Where to Go» — Morgan Tilton, Runner’s World «Garmin Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar review» — Andrew Williams, Life Science «Fitbit Charge 5 review» — Lloyd Coombes, Life Science «Can The Cold Make You A Better Runner» — The Running Channel, YouTube Quick Links are usually added once a week to this blog and cover every topic possible.

Podcast-Tipps: 10 Empfehlungen, die aus der Masse hervorstechen

Podcast-Tipps: 10 Empfehlungen, die aus der Masse hervorstechen

Tag für Tag zur Arbeit zu pendeln — in meinem Fall von Köln nach Düsseldorf — hat nicht gerade viele Vorteile. Einer aber ist, dass ich mir dadurch die Zeit nehme, regelmäßig Podcasts zu hören. Mehr zumindest als es sonst wohl der Fall wäre. Genug ist es trotzdem nie, es gibt einfach zu viele gute Produktionen da draußen, und es werden immer mehr. Ein Grund, sich gar nicht erst mit diesem Thema zu beschäftigen, ist das natürlich nicht. Und so habe ich mal gesammelt, was ich gerne höre, welche Podcasts mir Verspätungen, überfüllte Abteile, Armlehnen-Besetzer*innen und Deo-Ignorant*innen und sogar den täglichen Halt in Leverkusen versüßen.