Garmin 910xt Reset Step-by-Step Guide

Garmin 910xt Reset Step-by-Step Guide

[toc]Is your Garmin 910xt frozen? No matter what you try, it’s not responding to any buttons? If that’s the case, your only option is to reset the watch. Here’s three four options for a Garmin 910xt reset: 1. Reboot watch 2. Hard Reset* 3. Master Reset* 4. Buy a Garmin 920xt** *Erases all the data … Read more

Garmin Edge Not Calibrating or Hangs on Calibration Screen

Garmin Edge Not Calibrating or Hangs on Calibration Screen

The other day, my wife couldn’t get her Garmin Edge 500 to calibrate with her Power2Max power meter. It just hung on the “calibration” screen with a bunch of dashes. She tried spinning up the crank to wake up the power meter, re-starting the Edge 500, just about everything she could think of. Finally, we … Read more

Garmin Edge Power Cadence and Speed Dropouts

Garmin Edge Power Cadence and Speed Dropouts

I finally found out why I was getting intermittent dropouts while using Zwift. Around 13 minutes into my ride, I snapped a picture using the Zwift mobile (Android) app. A few seconds after, I lost speed, cadence and power metrics. I tested the theory 3 more times on my ride: at 13, 30 and 40 … Read more

Spiral Slicer To Make Zucchini Spaghetti

Spiral Slicer To Make Zucchini Spaghetti

Just a really quick update on a purchase we made the other day. We bought the book, Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat (thanks to our Facebook friend Jen for the recommendation). It’s a really good book! We’re trying the zucchini noodles aglio et olio recipe (page 133 of book) and we … Read more

5 Common Myths About Running Shoes

5 Common Myths About Running Shoes

This article first appeared in Runner’s World, Published February 16, 2015, by Jonathan Beverly. http://www.runnersworld.com/running-shoes/5-common-myths-about-running-shoes

running shoes1. There is a best running shoe.
“What is the top running shoe now?” I’ve been asked this question too many times. It would be nice to be able to name a best shoe every year, give a star rating (4 out of 5), or even put a simple “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” on new models.

Unfortunately, it isn’t that simple. Running shoes are designed for different types of people, strides, feet, and types of running. What may be my “perfect” shoe (itself a myth, we’ll get to that latter), may be completely wrong for you. The very characteristics I like in a shoe may make it uncomfortable for you. When Runner’s World gives a shoe an award like “Editor’s Choice” all it means is that it works well for what it is designed to do and was rated highly by many testers.

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Finis Zoomers

Finis Zoomers

I have to tell you, I was a little skeptical about getting these short swimming flippers (didn’t know what they were called). It only took one lap in the pool for my “ah-ha!” moment.

There’s no arguing that my swim form needs help. A lot of help. The Zoomers actually opened my eyes a little. You see, I thought my feet were pointed as I kicked but boy was I wrong! The short blade basically forces your foot to point and, in the process, gives you forward propulsion as you kick.

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Heart Rate Chest Strap Rubbing and Chafing

Heart Rate Chest Strap Rubbing and Chafing

 

There’s absolutely no doubt my Garmin heart rate monitor chest strap is chafing my chest (circled in box A)! Well, it’s not the actual chest strap that’s causing the chafing, it’s the attached transmitter (black snap-on plastic piece in box C) that’s rubbing my chest raw.

Solution: before my run tonight, I grabbed an inexpensive adhesive bandage and stuck it directly on the chafed skin (box B). I did this while my skin was dry because I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t stick on wet skin. Snapped on my chest strap and I was off for a 6-mile run.

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