It was a somewhat quiet week here at StrideBox HQ, but we’re ready for the weekend… so here it is, this weeks FAST FIVE…
1. What To Watch This Weekend: US Indoor Track Championships
After the Milrose games earlier this year, we’ve become big fans of the Indoor Track scene, and this weekend is sure to delight with the US Indoor Championships in New Mexico. This event chooses the team for next months World Indoor Championships in the UK. You can check out the participant list, watch on NBC Sports Gold, or get your tickets to attend.
2. How Many Calories Are Winter Olympians Eating?
At StrideBox, we are always interested in what, and how much athletes of all kinds are eating, so when we saw this article and graphic showcasing how much Winter olympians were eating, we can’t help but be obsessed. Some are eating as few as 1300… others are eating 7000+. Check it out here.
3. Have You Heard Of The Motigo App?
The Motigo App has been around for a couple years, but recently it has been becoming much more popular and partnering with many races including the 2018 Big Sur, and the Marine Corps Marathon. The best thing about this app is that your friends and family can record sayings and motivation for you that will play at a certain mile in the race. For The Marine Corps Historic Half, participants will get messages about the history of the Marine Corps and the race.
4. Can “Carb-Rinsing” increase your performance?
There’s been a lot of debate about the practice and efficacy of “Carb Rinsing”or swishing a carbohydrate rinse in your mouth immediately before performing activity. A recent study shows that carb-rinsing increased performance in the test group in many areas including jumping height, bench pressing, and sprint times. Some say that the effect is all placebo, but in this competitive world, even small boosts in performance can be the difference.
5. Custom Fit Waterproof In-Ear Headphones.
Here’s one for the Triathletes and swimmers… Many of today’s waterproof earphones rely on bone conduction technology, but H2O Audio has created a custom fit waterproof in-ear earbud. The custom fit comes from a mold taken at an audiologist, the mold is sent to H2O audio and the technology is fit inside. Still, you’ll need a waterproof MP3 player, or H2O Audio’s waterproof phone case, as these only come in a corded headphone… for now.