All posts tagged: Technology

Quick Links — Week 25

«This Is Why They All Hate Run­ning» — Göran Win­blad, YouTube «The Desire to Quit is Nor­mal. Here’s What We Do About It.» — Steve Mag­ness, The Sci­ence of Run­ning «What pub­lic health gets wrong by focus­ing on weight» — Car­rie Den­nett, The Seat­tle Times «What real­ly mat­ters when choos­ing an ath­let­ic shoe, accord­ing to experts» — Melanie Radz­ic­ki McManus, CNN «Ready to Tack­le the Trails? Start Here» — Emi­ly Hal­non, Wom­en’s Run­ning «I’m Nev­er Going to Be Fast Again, but I’m Still in Love with Run­ning» — Cait Chock, Out­side Mag­a­zine «Apple WatchOS 9 Run­ning Pow­er Com­par­i­son & Tests!» — DC Rain­mak­er, YouTube «How Much Data Is Too Much?» — Ash­ley Mateo, Trail Run­ner Mag­a­zine Quick Links are usu­al­ly added once a week to this blog and cov­er every top­ic possible.

Quick Links — Week 24

«THE COLORADO CRUSH: 63 Days of Endurance | Ultra Run­ning Doc­u­men­tary» — The Auda­cious Report, YouTube «British endurance run­ner wins 22-mile race against horse» — Sana Noor Haq, CNN «Your Watch Doesn’t Know How Much Recov­ery You Need» — Alex Hutchin­son, Trail Run­ner Mag­a­zine «Dif­fer­ences in stress response between two alti­tudes assessed by sali­vary cor­ti­sol lev­els with­in cir­ca­di­an rhythms in long-dis­tance run­ners» — Kat­suhiko Tsunekawa, Kazu­mi Ushi­ki, Larasati Martha, Asu­ka Nakaza­wa, Rika Hasegawa, Risa Shimizu, Nozo­mi Shi­mo­da, Aki­hi­ro Yoshi­da, Kiy­o­mi Naka­ji­ma, Takao Kimu­ra & Masa­mi Muraka­mi, Sci­en­tif­ic Reports «Beyond Pas­ta: The New Rules of Carb Load­ing» — Scott Tin­dal, Wom­en’s Run­ning «New! Stra­va is now your go-to for all things trail» — The Stra­va Club Quick Links are usu­al­ly added once a week to this blog and cov­er every top­ic possible.

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 Whoop …

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.