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  • Humon Hex

    Good Amazing battery life consistent and accurate easy charging station Bad Difficult to make sense of the data Limited compatibility with devices poor integration of data [more...]
  • Garmin Forerunner 945

    While considering my training goals and constraints I made the mistake of checking out DC Rainmaker's website to get up to speed on the state of sporting gadget technology. At the end of the rabbit hole was Garmin's latest and greatest sports watch, the Forerunner 945. [more...]
  • Whoop

    Originally, the Whoop was intended as a wrist-worn device which would, in an athlete's workflow, work alongside her other systems (typically a GPS watch and paired HRM strap). The ability for the strap to transmit HR data on bluetooth means that she can effectively replace a clumsy chest strap [more...]
  • The Berlin Marathon Experiment

    A training program lasting 8-weeks was written and followed, subject to the time constraints imposed on the subject with the aim of taking an over-the-hill, middle-aged, untrained male subject to a level of conditioning appropriate to completion of the Berlin marathon. [more...]
  • Pyeongchang Day 15: Mass Start

    Recap It was the first time it was included in the program, but what an epic event it was. Even though there were only 6 races in total, it seemed like every little scenario [more...]

Pyeongchang Day 14: Mens 1000m

Friday, February 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

Recap What a race, and finally a predictable result. Apologies to confused readers out there because I seem to be losing my mind – yes, I forgot to include Håvard [more...]

Pyeongchang Day 11: Interview With Bill Begg

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 // 2 Comments

From humble beginnings in New Zealand, Bill has distinguished himself as one of the go-to coaches if you want medals at world championships. For years skaters would seek him [more...]

Pyeongchang Day 10: Mens 500m

Monday, February 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

Recap This was less unexpected than I expected. In first place Håvard Lorentzen, the skater with the most world cup victories going into the games (although to be fair, [more...]

Pyeongchang Day 9: Ladies 500m

Sunday, February 18, 2018 // 2 Comments

Recap It has finally happened, a race went very close to my predictions. Nao Kodaira, after being denied in the 1000m (where she holds the world record) put together a superb [more...]

Pyeongchang Day 8: Interview With Renee Hildebrand

Saturday, February 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

I recently caught up with her on Yeowie radio and we had a chat about what goes into making a world champion skater, and just general discussion about the development of athletes. She's currently in Pyeongchang watching her skaters race at the Olympic games. [more...]

Pyeongchang Day 7: Ladies 5000m

Friday, February 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Recap What a race. The lightest skater in the competition is the fastest female over 5000m. After making her world cup debut earlier in the season, and surprising everyone at [more...]

Pyeongchang Day 6: Mens 10000m

Thursday, February 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

Recap My world is falling apart. Not only did my prediction of Sven Kramer not come to fruition, but he wasn’t even close. He wasn’t close to his previous [more...]

Pyeongchang Day 5: Ladies 1000m

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

Recap “Expect the unexpected” should be the motto for the games, not this “faster, higher, stronger” rubbish. What was probably one of the surest [more...]
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