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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 is a great article on OW swimming from Jodie Swallow

From the Shallows of the Pool to the Open Water ‹

Tour de France Physics | Science Blogs | WIRED

This is fun 🙂

Tour de France Physics | Science Blogs | WIRED.

Golden Packet Contest | GU Energy Labs

A new vid from GU surrounding their Golden Packet Contest.  They’re having too much fun with this Yeti theme!

Golden Packet Contest | GU Energy Labs.

Find the GOLDEN Packet of Salted Caramel GU – YouTube

GuEnergy has a contest running… and probably the best flavoured Gel on the market…

Find the GOLDEN Packet of Salted Caramel GU – YouTube.


Bike Lanes Aren’t Always the Safest Place To Ride…

This is pretty awesome.  This guy gets a ticket from a confused police officer in New York and then proceeds to make a video of him crashing into all the obstacles in bike lanes that make them unsafe… including a police car!

Video here.

GU Energy Unveils Salted Caramel Gel – Endurance Sportswire

GU Energy Unveils Salted Caramel Gel – Endurance Sportswire.

MMmmm must get some… I was just thinking the other day that I wish there were other non-sweet flavours like Gu Peanut Butter flavoured gel.  Lo and Behold!  Salted Caramel!  Boom!

Quite a Surprise

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I was visiting my folks yesterday for Mother’s Day. I love my folks and don’t see them near enough.

Anyhow. Soon after I got there, they asked me if I had seen my picture from the Toronto Marathon in the National Post.


Well, no I hadn’t, but here it is. That’s me at the bottom, in the forefront. Too bad it was a not great day for me otherwise but fun to make the national press 😉

Ok… I had to laugh… No really, you will too!

Ok…. yes it’s exciting that there’s a potentially new carbon fiber material out there that’s stronger and lighter and sustainable, but their 1st product:

The first product, called FXR (Front Xtended Range), is designed to be mounted in between aero bars and carry a Speedfil A2 bottle.

Weighs in at:

just 20 grams compared to competing systems weighing 25 grams

Karbon Speed launches all-new Flax Carbon Hydration Product Line for 2013 » Endurance Sportswire.

Now come on… 5 grams?  I really did laugh out loud.

Extending this small piece into the full size of a bike frame and I start getting a little excited.  Say there’s 100x the quantity of carbon fiber in a frame than this little prototype.  That’d be a savings of 500g – that’s pretty serious.

Things I Never Expected to Learn While Training as a Triathlete

Outside running today in a few degrees below freezing, it occurred to me that I’ve mastered the snot rocket.  I don’t remember the last time is botched it and ended up wearing the effluent 🙂

For those of you who haven’t yet mastered this handy hanky-saving trick:

5 Steps to the Perfect Snot Rocket – Runner’s World | Runner’s World & Running Times.