Peloton bikes are a fun way to cross train if you are a runner like me even if you can’t afford one. More and more hotels have them in their gyms free for guests to use (you can use the hotel finder to locate them) or you may have a friend who owns one and let’s you ride it from time to time. The Peloton won’t capture your heart rate on it’s own however, and I don’t typically travel with an external heart rate monitor just in case I run across a Peloton. Fortunately, it turns out the Coros watches have a feature called Broadcast Heart Rate that can work with Peloton bikes (and treadmills) and allow you to transmit your heart rate to the Peloton and capture all the data for your workout as one activity. I’ll cover the steps necessary to make that happen.Continue reading “Using your Coros watch with your Peloton”
Did you get a new GPS watch over the holidays and wonder how you could automatically link your data to your Strava account without having to manually enter it? Are you tired of importing and exporting GPX, TCX, and FIT files? Did you even know that it was possible to automatically upload your data to Strava?
I always enjoy looking back at my year of running on the last day of the year and seeing what I accomplished (or didn’t), seeing if I met my goals, and just re-living some of my running memories (highs and lows) as I review my log data. Continue reading “2015 Running Year In Review”
Most of us are familiar with Strava as a tool to track our activities and the fastest of us can claim bragging rights for KOMs, QOMs, and CRs but did you know for the rest of us, there are some pretty cool features you may not even know exist?
One of the best uses of a GPS watch is the ability to keep an accurate workout log online with minimal effort. For Garmin users, the online portal that you sync your device with is Garmin Connect. For Suunto users, the online portal that you sync your device with is Movescount. Other brands have their own respective portals, but I’m only going to focus on these two for now since they are the dominant brands in the space.