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Elevate For Strava Review – Chrome Extension for Additional Strava Insights

We recently reviewed the Strava fitness score, to see how it measures up as a useful metric to track fitness and wellness. After sharing the article on forums a number of users pointed out that there are Chrome extensions that provide similar in depth analysis of your Strava data, without having to get a Strava… Continue reading Elevate For Strava Review – Chrome Extension for Additional Strava Insights

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Melin Hat Review – A Lid for Activity

If you are going to be out in the sun, logging miles on the trails in preparation for a big event, then you are going to need some sun protection. Having a hat that is versatile enough that it can go from a run, directly to a trendy lunch spot, kids sports game, or just… Continue reading Melin Hat Review – A Lid for Activity

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Measuring FTP on Strava vs. Peloton

Why Is Functional Threshold Power (FTP) So Important to Cyclists? If you have spent any time cycling for more than just casual fitness, you will know that power output is the measure of riders. Putting watts into the pedals is how you get moving. The only other considerations are how much weight you have to… Continue reading Measuring FTP on Strava vs. Peloton

Connected Wellness Tracker · Strava · Wellness App Reviews

What is A Good Strava Fitness Score?

Each major fitness tracker device or training tracking system seems to have its own rating for an overall fitness level. For Withings it is there Health Mate Fitness Score, for Apple Watch it is the VO2 Max. For Strava they have two versions including a Fitness Score and a Freshness score. So how goes Strava… Continue reading What is A Good Strava Fitness Score?

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Snow Summit Ski Trail Tracking Review

These days nearly every type of workout or activity has a way to track your effort. For the stats nerds, skiing makes for a fun day of racking up runs, lifts rides, and vertical totals. Using a standard GPS tracker you can enter a specific sport profile, or if you are spending the day on… Continue reading Snow Summit Ski Trail Tracking Review

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Running Up The San Juan Trail in Orange County

The Complete Guide to Running The San Juan Trail in Orange County In training for and tracking workouts for triathlons and general fitness, one of the most enjoyable activities I have found is a long trail run up a mountain. In Orange County there are a handful of trails that scratch that itch, including one… Continue reading Running Up The San Juan Trail in Orange County

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Everything You Need To Know About Peloton Shoes – Clip In, Toe Cages, and Pedals

So you got a Peloton bike and are ready to get started riding? Or maybe you are still in the market for one, and trying to figure out which accessories to buy. For most cyclists and spin bike enthusiast the rule of thumb is to pay attention to places where you touch the bike, and… Continue reading Everything You Need To Know About Peloton Shoes – Clip In, Toe Cages, and Pedals

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LetsGetChecked Review of At Home Colon Screening

After a more than one good friend got a diagnosis for colon cancer while still in their thirties, it seemed like a good thing to start asking my doctor about. Previous genetic screenings showed some moderate markers associated with the disease and with a willingness to spend some money to get checked, I thought it… Continue reading LetsGetChecked Review of At Home Colon Screening

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Using Adjustable Dumbbells for Triathlon Training

Many sites review bikes, shoes, and wetsuits but this series of reviews for some of the not so common accessories that we have found useful when training for a triathlon. Each article in the series aims to find unique ways to break up the monotony of training recovery a triathlon. Check out the others in… Continue reading Using Adjustable Dumbbells for Triathlon Training

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Sleep Tracking Accuracy – Apple Watch Vs. Amazon Halo

Choosing a fitness tracker can be daunting. So many of them have similar features and it is hard to tell which ones you will use. But when comparing across different methods it is important to understand the accuracy of how they measure different functions. Especially for something like sleep tracking, not all measurements are created… Continue reading Sleep Tracking Accuracy – Apple Watch Vs. Amazon Halo