GPS tracking service Strava has got the power, or rather gives the power analysis to premium users, which will include wattage and watts per kilogram.
This week Strava announced that it will now offer a range of power analysis features for its premium members who use power meters. Those premium members have already been able to use Strave for heart rate analysis, but the new “Advanced Power Training Analysis” that provide users with charts of power distribution over a specific ride or given period, and even track “best effort.”
Users can even compare power numbers with friends and other users, to allow for serious power plays.
Seattle-based Oiselle didn’t feel the winds or rain from Hurricane Sandy directly, but experienced some of the devastation directly when members of the company and the charity team EMC showed up in New York City just a few days later to run the marathon. The company had assembled a group of over 50 runners and raised money to benefit the charity Every Mother Counts.
When the marathon was cancelled, many of the runners spent that Sunday running the course of the marathon anyway, to respect and honor the donations people had made to the cause. The giving didn’t end there.
When Oiselle founder returned to her headquarters in Seattle, Washington, Sally Bergesen made a donation of over 100 fleece jackets, worth a total of $9,000, to the Jersey Cares Coat Drive. The coat drive is collecting donations for Hurricane Sandy as well as others in need.
When going for a run it is good to bring along some water, and virtually any water bottle on the market can do that. But what about bringing keys, money or ID? If you like to run without stuffing the pockets that means more stuff to carry.
But the Kangaroo Water Bottle from Contigo can solve the space issue for you as this 24-ounce bottle, which is made from high-impact BPA-free plastic that is also dishwasher safe, offers a compartment that can hold some ID, a little cash and a key. It isn’t a lot of space, but simply having any room for this stuff is great. The bottle also features a carabiner clip so it can hang off a belt or backpack – just be sure the bottle doesn’t get snatched, especially if you have your ID and key inside!
We’re full into the holiday season, and whether you’re running a marathon, keeping fit for the season or running ragged in the aisles getting all the items on your family’s gift list, you may need a power up. Keep it in the season. CLIF Bar has three seasonal bars to get you in the mood this holiday season. Read the rest of this entry »
We like to call out products that offer no real fitness value as Kinetic(Mis)Shifts but the Misfit isn’t one of those, despite the rather misleading name. The Misfit is actually a wireless activity tracker that goes beyond what similar devices do. First off we were caught by how small this one is, but then were really impressed that the all-metal device appears like it could stand up to real activity, which could include cycling and swimming. To sync with an app all that is required is laying it on the phone. The company is currently engaged in an Indiegogo fund raising project and we think this is going to be one to watch. Video after the jump
You put your shoes ON your feet but soon you might be putting On on your feet. Swiss startup shoe maker On has just introduced a new line of running shoes that feature absorbers that company refers to as “clouds.” These are small rubber circles that act as tread but also provide some bounce. These flex and even cave in to absorb shock when runners land on each stride. The company’s tag line “Probably the fastest in the world” is unique, but hopefully we’ll get to put a pair “on” in the near future and see if it is indeed like running on a cloud.
Dashing through the woods in winter means dealing with snow, frozen mud and terrain that may look familiar but will feel quite different to the feet. This is where the Solomon Snowcross CS comes in. This lightweight trail running shoe features a water-resistant zippered gaiter, with second skin material, and one-pull laces. There are ankle pads to protect the feet and ankles from twists and turns on the path, while carbide metal spikes in the sole will bite into the ice.
For most people Thanksgiving typically means two things: parades and too much food. It can also mean arguing with the family, professional football and the beginning of the Christmas season. But increasingly it means Turkey Trots. So before you bulk up think about putting in some distance. Here is a rundown of some runs taking place this Thanksgiving Day:
Jogging has been around since the 1960s or so. Before that it was just called “roadwork.” But today it is just one of many types of running that people engage in around the world, and now thanks to apps and mobile handsets you can go for a Yog instead.
The concept of this new mobile social network app is that it allows users to run with or even against another person in real time, even if they are on the other side of the country or world. The Yog network and app connects you with other runners, so you can join them or race them. Joggers with the app can set up the date, time and distance and then invite others to take part. It can work via iPhone contacts or Facebook friends, but users can also join the running group. Video after the jump
From The New York Times: Options for Runners After a Race Is Canceled
With its majestic vistas, huge crowds and brand name, the New York City Marathon is one of the top road races in the world. So when Hurricane Sandy led the organizers to cancel this year’s race, many of the 47,000 entrants asked themselves: What now?