Saturday, March 24, 2007

Training Log

All the avid readers of this blog, all ten of you, may have noticed my training log in the side bar to the left of the text. This is a Sidebar plug-in from an online training log; Buckeye is a free, yes I did say free, online training log that allows you to upload you training efforts and store them online. In addition you can create a team training area, view; there are currently over 30, and post training plans. There is an area for messaging other members and a forum where you can request features that you would like to see.

Currently there are 875 members registered many of which ‘share’ their training schedule, that is they make them available for other to see much in the same way you can see mine. I have only been using this for a couple of weeks and over time will go back and complete it from the beginning of the year, this will allow me to utilize some of the tools that are available which include summary reports and the ability to graph your progress, sometimes its easier to spot a trend graphically rather than numerically - although you do not need a graph to say your legs ache!

There are other features including the weather, heart rate zones and a route memory that I have yet to fully investigate, but so far I think it’s a great product and would be a real life saver for anyone who saves a log ‘locally’ on their pc and is worried about it crashing.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Quadrathlon T Shirts arrive

The much anticipated limited edition Quadrathlon T Shirts have been hitting door mats all around the country and selected international spots.

60 shirts were printed using Monk_Monkey's great design and MightyWeezie managed the ordering and distribution process, I am sure everyone agrees with me when I say that they both did an awesome job, in addition Nike allowed us to use the Nike+ logo in the printing process.

The have been several reported incidences of improved performance due to the shirt's unique properties.

Update your photo on the frappr map or send me a photo and I will post it here.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Taking the work out of your workout. is site created by mahodder. This site was created to help others get the most out of their iPod Nanos and Sport Kits. mahodder first started running with a Sport kit January 2007 and was inspired to create the site due to the lack of info available about what you could do with your Nike+ data other than just uploading it to the Nike site. offers a forum for discussing all aspects of the Nike+ and is a great tool for Race Directors to manage their challenges and for competitors to view their challenges without having to wait for the somewhat clunky flash based Nike site. In addition the forum and posts are available as a RSS feed and there is a runner map where you can stick a push pin for yourself.

It’s all pretty cool stuff, great job mahodder.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Get to know your fellow runner

A fellow competitor in the Nike+ challenge world introduced me to From their website:

Athlinks is the most comprehensive database of endurance race results and events anywhere in the world. We currently provide coverage in the U.S. and parts of Canada and Mexico for six different race categories: Running (over 3 K), Swimming (open water and/or over 500 M), Cycling, Mountain Biking, Triathlon/Multi Sport, and Adventure Racing.

It allows you to collect and post your race times and results, create and share your gear; shoes, HRM, bikes, trainers etc. You can list your friends (and your rivals), upload photos and send messages to other members, all pretty cool stuff.

Get to know your fellow runner post your profile today, check out who has a profile posted in your Nike+ challenge

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Accessorize your Quadrathlon T shirt

So I was trawling across the Internet and I came across a company that creates the rubber bracelets, a'la Livestrong, and I thought what a nice complement to our new shirt.

I wanted to take a straw poll on whether the runners here would be interested in getting them. They are quite inexpensive and there are several price point breaks depending on the quantity ordered. In the spirit of their original purpose - charity, I would like to suggest that those who are interested add an 'x' amount to their payment the total donation after costs would then go to a charity that the winners select.

Anyway list your thoughts in the Nike forum over the next few days and we'll see where this goes.