Posts Tagged 'fitness'



MIO Alpha Heart Rate Watch: Looking for a Heartbeat

If you’ve ever used a heart rate monitor to track your fitness level while running or cycling, you’ll know that these usually aren’t compact devices. Most of them involve strapping a harness around your body so that the monitor can get a decent reading from your heart. This latest watch from MIO plans on getting rid of the bulk.

mio alpha heart rate watch zones

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Withings WS-30 Wireless Scale Slims Down

I’ve known for the last couple of years that my home scale is a bit off, so I wonder if an expensive digital scale will do better. The idea of a smartphone-connected scale isn’t something new, but Withings new scale looks pretty spiffy and it’s supported by plenty of apps to help you keep track of your weight.

withings ws 30 scale

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LarkLife Activity Band Motivates Exercise with Technology

Activity bracelets and other fitness gadgets are a great way to get motivated to get into shape. Instead of relying on paltry humans, your love for gadgets will keep you running when the lactic acid starts to settle into your legs! Well, that might still be a pipe dream, but check out Lark’s latest release. It’s kind of like a minimal version of the Nike+ FuelBand.

larklife activity monitor

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3.81 KM + 6.16 KM Treadmill Runs

This week is the first week that I’ve had access to a gym in a long time. I hadn’t used a treadmill in a very long time as well, and it was a welcome change from running on the streets. Although I still prefer going outside for runs, having access to a full-on spa makes a very big difference in terms of recovery.

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2.8 KM Treadmill Run

A co-worker invited me to his gym and I decided to accept. I started my workout with a 2.8 km run that I completed in 20:55. My pace was 7:28/km, which is fine for my first run in months. It felt a bit strange running on a treadmill. The last time I had used a treadmill was a couple of years ago. I’ve been running outside for a while. Treadmills are a nice change of pace because you can set your speed and do some splits, accelerate, decelerate quickly.

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Instagram & My 4 KM Night Run

The bridge to infinity

I came home at about 22:30 and on the ride, I wondered what I’d do. When I came home, I decided that I would skip working late and go out for a run. Once I was out, I immediately felt last night’s run in my legs. That’s to be expected. It also was harder than before, and took more effort to keep going. I was hoping to improve my slow pace from yesterday, but I managed to run the same distance in almost exactly the same time. I ran 4 km in 33:31. My average pace was 8:10min/km. Highest BPM was 193 and my average was 157.

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4 KM Night Run

Well, a couple of girls inspired me to go out to run tonight. It’s been a while since my last run, and I needed to start up again. At least I didn’t gain much weight since I had stopped. A friend had suggested an alternate route to my usual run, so I took that. It was nice and quiet, as well as windy. The run was fine, but I was slow. I ran 4km in 32:59. I needed more than one break but at least I got out there and started to run again. I weighed in at 85kg, looking for 78kg in a couple of weeks.

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Powerbreather Sealed Snorkel Optimizes Swimming

This device might look a bit odd, but I wonder why no one created it before now. It basically allows swimmers to stay completely submerged during their laps, which is pretty cool. With the Powerbreather, you don’t strain your neck or come up for air at all.

powerbreather sealed snorkel water swimming

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5.42 KM (1.5 KM Speed Walk) + Short Run (3.92 KM)

Well I finally started running again, and it didn’t feel too bad. I started late as usual with a speed walk with Spike in tow. The poor little Frenchie can’t really do much running, but a quick speed walk is right up his alley. He also needs to lose a bit of weight.

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Nike+ FuelBand: A Jawbone UP That Actually Works?

I was pretty happy that I held off purchasing a Jawbone UP wristband because users have reported massive failures. Since then, Jawbone has had to offer full refunds to anyone who made a claim. The Nike FuelBand reminds me of the UP, but unlike the UP it might actually work. Plus, it looks much cooler.

nike fuelband 01

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