1. Is Strava Giving Away Secrets?!
If you missed the news this week, Strava went live with their Global Heat Map.This showed where Strava connected devices have been active. It includes a cool look at major cities, and common trails, but also includes some data from possible secret US military activity in other countries. As you could imagine, this could create a problem.
Check out your city on the Global Heat Map.
2. Shalane Flanagan In A Super Bowl Commercial!
Shalane Flanagan, last years New York City Marathon Winner has a few reasons to be happy this year. Not only does the Massachusetts native get to watch the Patriots in the Super Bowl, but she is also in a Super Bowl Commercial! The spot is for Michelob Ultra, and stars Chris Pratt! Check out Shalane at the 10 second mark in the commercial here.
3. Running a Marathon With Meaning.
Peter Kline started running and participating in marathons later in life. At 53 years old, he ran his first, and after a few, finally qualified for Boston at 55. After running in Boston to raise money for Cancer Research (to honor his good friend with Brain Cancer), Peter wanted to help people with disabilities complete marathons, so he started Marathons With Meaning. This allows a rider/athlete to experience the sense of accomplishment and camaraderie of finishing a marathon. Check out more about Peter At MarathonsWithMeaning.com
4. The Streetwear Influence On Men’s Running Gear.
Running wear, and specifically Men’s Running wear has been popping up with an extreme street influence. The rise of “Urban Running Groups” and the “”Hype Beast Economy” is showcasing itself in new, high priced running brands. We like the idea, but c’mon, $288 for some running shorts?
5. Track Miles, and Be Safe, With 1BandID
We love to find things that help us stay safe on the track, trail, or treadmill. It’s especially great when we find something that will allow us to do so with less clutter on our wrists. Enter the 1BandID, an Id tag that attaches to the running watch you already wear. Its great for those that don’t want an extra bracelet, but still want that little piece of info that could save your life.