Interesting.. My heat map for keyboard on phone
More supporting stories that Intel Media is close to reality.
I need your help. Is there a free, or trial at least, site where I can log workouts? Of course there is:
Training Peaks: [image above] You can only log TODAYS workout. No planning ahead of your own program. Need a premium membership. Note: Probably the best site for the money of a premium membership. A good start at a Android mobile app too.
Beginner Triathlete: Pretty much the same as above. The aesthetics (design looks dated) is something that could use some work. You can’t plan out your own workout, can only use one of their program templates. Unless you have a premium membership. Don’t like their Android app, looks dated.
Slowtwitch: You can plan and look ahead. No Android app.
Amatuer Endurance (Beta): You can plan and look ahead. No premium membership needed. No Android app.
But with all of them, you can’t log a workout unless you know all the metrics of the workout you just completed. I will give two examples, because I know I am not explaining myself well:
Day #2 workout: Bike; it had to be done on a stationary bike. I did it on one of the Studio Cycle bikes. When I went to log it, NONE of the four above lets you. They don’t have a category for stationary or indoor trainers. I suppose if I had an indoor trainer, with a computer, that was also logging distance, cadence, and effort I would be able to plug that information in. I just would like to have a log of the length of time and energy (cal’s burn) for the time being. Seeing a graph of that would be great motivation.
Day #3 workout: Swim; I did several different types of laps. All four, you can only log the total amount of yards and be aware of your time per 100 yds.
Am I being nutty? Let me know what you use to log your workouts. What motivates you?
After typing this all out, I realize. JUST DO IT! I’m not a professional athlete. I don’t NEED to know my wattage in order to have a good workout!
However, I am a nut and I am going to keep looking for a solution until I am geared with all the fun tech.
Just starting out triathlon and you soon realize, there is a lot of stuff you could use. All of which is not keeping from starting training, but it will make it easier, productive, and give you detail on how your workouts are going. The list is long but I have identified the HOT or NEED ASAP items:
Jammers: [Want: Speedo Jammers] Swimsuit that looks similar to bike shorts. I noticed none of the hip kids at the pool are wearing Boardshorts while they are swimming laps. THANK GOD it’s not in to wear the Speedo anymore. I hated it in High School (I was on the swim team)! Not that they are expensive. I just need to find the right pair and where to buy them going into winter.
[Note: Find a local swim shop or go into Sports Authority or Scheels to see if they carry them. TRY THEM ON. Than I will at least have some confidence on what size to order]
Trainer: [Want: CycleOps Mag+] An Indoor bike trainer. This one is very important too. I am going to try and spin outside as much as possible. I think we are going to have another mild winter. However, the first time that wind kicks up, I will retreat indoors. Until then I will probably spin at the gym on a Studio Cycling bike. At least with a trainer at home, I will be able to enjoy TV and the shows I want!
[NOTE: I hope I can ride on them when there isn’t a class…]
GPS Watch: [Want: Timex Global Trainer - hat tip: dcrainmaker] This is the best GPS watch for budget price. I was very happy to read a complete review of this watch. Prior, I thought I would be investing $500 for a Garmin Forerunner 910XT (hopefully I will grow into one). These watches do triple duty and provide loads of information. The easiest examples; speed and pace while running, speed while swimming, speed while riding (GPS). It will also map routes. The surprise, it will provide cadence and power too while riding (additional device attached to bike), but extremely important information. Especially when you don’t want to over exert yourself while training.
Running Shoes: [Want: Asics Gel Nimbus 14] Every Christmas I as for a gift card to purchase them. This year will be no different!
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, day after Christmas, all the possibilities for deals. We’ll see how it plays out….
Samsung Opens Solar-Powered Internet Schools in Africa http://mashable.com/2012/11/02/samsung-internet-schools/
From @Newsweek on Twitter
The problem with taking your smartphone to the bathroom http://bit.ly/PKwwlT
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That would be a great ride to experience. However it’s illegal in the US? If watch the video you can see why. He is drag racing cars off the line at lights. Of course that is probably what riding in traffic in New York is like. All based off movies and TV. Your opinion, should it be banned?
I am pretty certain that Google has hit a homerun with Google+. I have spent “0” time on Facebook and Twitter. I wasn’t a prolific blogger to begin with but Google+ has become the platform I have been looking for. Posterous has filled the gap between all the other services for short post, fun things to share, and topics I want to gripe about. All I am saying, is I maybe moving soon. If this trend holds, there will be no need to occupy space here.
QB1 is an Energy-Positive Tiny House http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/jetson_green/~3/APCEZtU7tGs/qb1-solar-powered-…
Place it near water and a bike rack… I’d give it a shot. Better than a cardboard box.
This post is for all my friends, and family, that has purchased their kids iPhones, iTouch, friggin iPads, and all other devices with an app store. You gave your child a device with purchasing power without you even understanding its power. Live with the consequences. Instead use your child’s naive-ness to cover your own. I know it’s not a word! To get out of it.
I hope that judge gives this guy a talking to.