Sync Your Runs & Rides

tapiriikI am trying tapiriik, an open source project, to automatically synchronize my fitness activities between Garmin Connect, Runkeeper, Strava and more.  Yes, I use Garmin Connect on my main machine which does Garmin and Strava, but I couldn’t resist adding Runkeeper and RideWithGPS.

Practicing the Advanced 7 Minute Workout

A week ago the New York Times came out with a free mobile app for the popular Scientific 7-Minute Workout and the new Advanced 7-Minute Workout.  The App itself is interesting for how it installs and is used on a Desktop as well as a phone.  This is a very nicely designed piece of software and should be on everyone’s plate to see.  The workout is pretty cool as well. 

The app offers a step-by-step guide to both 7-minute workouts, offering animated illustrations of the exercises, as well as a timer and audio cues to help you get the most out of your seven minutes.

How To Install

On an iOS device, open this link. Tap the “Bookmark” button, then “Add to Home Screen.” The app is then usable even if you don’t have an Internet connection.

On an Android device, use the Chrome browser to open this link. Then tap the “Menu” button, then “Add to Home Screen.” The app is then usable even if you don’t have an Internet connection.

To use on a desktop or other device, click here.

The World’s Fastest Workout

I can’t say that I find the concept of speed training completely supported by science or practice and yet it doesn’t hurt to consider that one could always squeeze in a workout into a small time period when needed.


The World

Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

My Favorite Droid App: Strava

Must be somebody else’s as well.  Now if I just get some waterproof way of carrying this for the winter I could keep using it.  What I like best about the app is that it got me out to try the West Hills this summer.

2011 Velo Awards: Strava is the Technical Innovation of the Year

It’s been a big year for Strava, and we’re wrapping it up with a bang.  We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been selected as the 2011 Technical Innovation of the Year by VeloNews.  Read all about it here.

We wouldn’t be where we are today were it not for our community of dedicated athletes – check out our collective feats and accomplishments below!

Download RunKeeper Pro for FREE Through The Month of January!

My favorite run-tracking app RunKeeper,  in an effort to encourage more people to get off the couch, is making the RunKeeper Pro app (usually $9.99 USD) free to download now through the end of January!

The free version of RunKeeper is great by itself, tracking your run on a map using GPS and logging your speed, calories burned, pace, and all kinds of great information—which is also can automatically sync to their web site.

RunKeeper Pro adds customizable audio cues, advanced coaching, a complete range of activities to catalog, and you can easily see the difference by installing both RunKeeper Free and RunKeeper Pro and checking them out.

Track My Tour

I have no idea if this will work, or does work, but if it does, it could make my life this summer a great deal easier on the TransAm Trail.

TrackMyTour keeps your friends and family updated on the progress of your bike tour, hike, sailing trip, road trip, vacation, or any other tour. See a sample map, read the tutorial, or just download the app and give it a try.