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TrainingPeaks/Peaksware Launches WKO+ v4

Been waiting for an update to WKO for quite some time.  This looks amazing!  Can’t wait to give it a go :)

Using your athlete’s unique physiology, WKO4 will help you identify individual strengths and weaknesses. You’ll gain faster insights and have confidence in prescribing the most precise training possible.

Source: TrainingPeaks

You know that pedal… the one in the car that isn’t the accelerator… kinda rectangular more or less under the steering column… it’s called the brake pedal.. use it! If the bike were a tractor, any car would slow down and pass when safe.. why treat a cyclist any differently? *sheesh*

I dunno about California, but here in Toronto, the Police regularly break the law as part of their daily routine and hardly seem to give it a second thought: speeding in residential zones, wrong way on 1 way street, parking on the sidewalk to run into Starbucks or Timmie’s.   Sure is convenient to misquote the law when it suits your purposes.

An avid bicyclist hopes to raise awareness about the vulnerability of bicyclists after a close encounter with a California Highway Patrol officer’s vehicle.

Source: VIDEO: Bicyclist confronts CHP officer in SUV after close encounter |

Older Athletes Have a Strikingly Young Fitness Age

See!  When I say I’m 28, I’m talking about my fitness age, not chronological :)  We won’t talk maturity level or mental age though.. ok :)

Older athletes can be much younger, physically, than they are in real life.

Source: Older Athletes Have a Strikingly Young Fitness Age

This makes me happy.  Coeur d’Alene is on my bucket list.  Now there’s less of a hurry. 😉

TAMPA, Fla. (June 24, 2015) – IRONMAN today announced that it will continue its long-standing relationship with the city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho thanks to an agreement that moves the event to late August while extending the IRONMAN® Coeur d’Alene triathlon through 2020. This change in date allows for the…Read more ›

Source: IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene Extended through 2020 with Race Date Moving to August; IRONMAN Announces Addition of IRONMAN 70.3 Coeur d’Alene starting in June 2016 – Endurance Sportswire

TAMPA, Fla. (June 23, 2015) – Due to the current weather forecast calling for unusually high temperatures for this weekend’s IRONMAN® Coeur d’Alene event, IRONMAN has decided to adjust the race start time to 5:30 a.m. As our primary concern is the safety and security of our participants, spectators, volunteers,…Read more ›

Source: Announcement from IRONMAN: IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene Moves to a 5:30 A.M. Race Start – Endurance Sportswire

Choosing the Best Taper for Your Next Triathlon | TrainingPeaks

Appropriately timed given that 70.3 Mont Tremblant is 6 days away 😀

Source: Choosing the Best Taper for Your Next Triathlon | TrainingPeaks

Fair and balanced article:

“It’s crucial that anyone who signs up to an event gets a health check first and builds a slow and steady training program, rather than jumping straight into a marathon, for example, with only a month’s training.”

Just makes sense to me, but I know people tend to underestimate the demands of endurance sport.

Scientists from Monash University says that bacteria can leak from the gut to the bloodstream.

Source: Ironman Triathlon events can cause intestinal leaks and blood poisoning: Monash University research

I love my RudyProject sunglasses and helmets (yes plural).  Next time I need new Rx lenses, I’m definitely going to look at these.

DENVER, CO– As a leader in prescription sports eyewear, Rudy Project is proud to launch the latest advancement in RX photochromic lens technology: ImpactX-2. This new generation of the award-winning Rudy Project ImpactX lens has been updated with cutting-edge photochromic particles which provide faster color transition and extremely enhanced contrast via…Read more ›

Source: ImpactX-2: The Next Generation of Fast Acting, Prescription Ready, Pho

Provided you’re not in my age-group, check this out 😉


Source: Best Kept Secret in Sports Science: How to Lower Creatine Kinase (CK Levels) and Dramatically Improve Athletic Performance

Training Peaks Swimming Data Analysis – Hector Rodriguez

Hector writes a nice piece about some of the powers of TrainingPeaks.

The following is a true story about a triathlete that might have been me or not. I’ve been using Training Peaks for almost 4 years now. Swimming Data Analysis is something new to me though since I only got my Garmin 910xt just recently (a couple of months back). So here’s a story that you […]

Source: Training Peaks Swimming Data Analysis – Hector Rodriguez