Cyclists: Shaving Makes You Faster

That’s right. Some Specialized engineers have proven that shaved legs are faster than furry ones. So next time your girlfriend hassles you about your shiny calves, tell her science is on your side.

(Source: outsideonline.com)

Somewhere in Northern California….  One of the coolest bike racks I’ve seen.

  1. Camera: HTC One
  2. Aperture: f/2
  3. Exposure: 1/1477th
  4. Focal Length: 3mm
A common question that comes up is how do I fly with my bike that a) keeps it safe and b) do not cost me an arm and a leg in extra airline fees. The best solution to both problems that I found is the Ruster Sports Armored Hen House bike case. It requires some bike dis-assembly but the bike then fits in to the two bags that can be checked as regular luggage. You’ll be to put the bike together at the race and maybe have it tuned up by the mechanics at the race site, but it’s still much cheaper than any other  option I found for flying with the bike.

A common question that comes up is how do I fly with my bike that a) keeps it safe and b) do not cost me an arm and a leg in extra airline fees. The best solution to both problems that I found is the Ruster Sports Armored Hen House bike case. It requires some bike dis-assembly but the bike then fits in to the two bags that can be checked as regular luggage. You’ll be to put the bike together at the race and maybe have it tuned up by the mechanics at the race site, but it’s still much cheaper than any other  option I found for flying with the bike.

A brand new study by CDC called Defining Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables: A Nutrient Density Approach ranks the nutritional density of various fruits and veggies.  Powerhouse fruits and vegetables (PFV), foods most strongly associated with reduced chronic disease risk, are described as green leafy, yellow/orange, citrus, and cruciferous items, but a clear definition of PFV is lacking. This article describes a classification scheme defining PFV on the basis of 17 nutrients of public health importance per the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Institute of Medicine (ie, potassium, fiber, protein, calcium, iron, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, zinc, and vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, and K) (3).

So eat your watercress kids… and check out my t-shirts.

(Source: dx.doi.org)

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Ironman 70.3 Mallorca 2014

The Well-Built Triathlete: Turning Potential into Performance

In The Well-Built Triathlete, elite triathlon coach Matt Dixon reveals the approach he has used to turn age-group triathletes into elite professionals.
Instead of focusing narrowly on training and workouts, Dixon reveals a more comprehensive approach that considers the whole athlete. Dixon details the four pillars of performance that form the foundation of his highly successful purplepatch fitness program, showing triathletes of all abilities how they can become well-built triathletes and perform better year after year. The Well-Built Triathlete gives equal weight to training and workouts, recovery and rest, daily nutrition, and functional strength. Dixon considers the demands of career and family and the ways different personality types prefer to approach training.

The Well-Built Triathlete: Turning Potential into Performance

In The Well-Built Triathlete, elite triathlon coach Matt Dixon reveals the approach he has used to turn age-group triathletes into elite professionals.

Instead of focusing narrowly on training and workouts, Dixon reveals a more comprehensive approach that considers the whole athlete. Dixon details the four pillars of performance that form the foundation of his highly successful purplepatch fitness program, showing triathletes of all abilities how they can become well-built triathletes and perform better year after year. The Well-Built Triathlete gives equal weight to training and workouts, recovery and rest, daily nutrition, and functional strength. Dixon considers the demands of career and family and the ways different personality types prefer to approach training.

IOLITE - Open Water Swimming Revolution

The LED display attaches to the goggles of your choice. The LED display is attached to IOLITE through a small waterproof wire that attaches at the back of your goggles or the swim cap. The lights will indicate if you are on course, slightly to the right or slightly to the left. Once you are back on course, a green light will display indicating that you are right where you need to be. In addition, cadence and pace tracking lights are placed to the right of the directional lights for additional data to be streamed to you during your open water swim.

H/T to juanbecerra73 to finding this.

Marathons are for runners.

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