Monthly Archives: August 2012

Exporting Routes From Runkeeper

I was planning out a route for a 140km cycle and wanted to get some information like maximum incline etc of the RouteYou website. Unfortunately RouteYou’s plotting functionality is a little frustrating in manual mode so I thought I would … Continue reading

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Runalyzer Heart Rate Monitor Review

The Runalyzer HR key is billed as a small widget that plugs into the bottom of your iPhone and allows your iPhone to receive HR information from the ‘analogue’ heart rate monitor belts such as the Polar T31 Coded – … Continue reading

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Punctures, Perseverance and Puzzlement – Summary of the week

So Friday I picked up my bike from the LBS (Local Bike Shop) as it had developed some kind of noise that sounded like the bottom bracket had decided to die a painful death. I get 500m down the the … Continue reading

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Pool Mate Watch Review

When I started swimming on a more regular basis I quickly¬†came to realise I missed the tracking that I was afforded by Runkeeper when running and cycling. I struggled to count laps and remember timing while trying to concentrate on … Continue reading

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First Ever Brick

brick: 1. A small rectangular block typically made of fired or sun-dried clay, used in building 2. Bricks collectively as a building material 3. A small, rectangular object 4. A generous, helpful, and reliable person This post is about none … Continue reading

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Review: Polar FT1 HR Monitor

I bought this probably over a year ago now when I started running so I have had some good use out of it. The FT1 is Polar’s most basic HR monitor (and therefore its cheapest!). It comes with a HR … Continue reading

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What’s this all about? The beginning of it all…

This is a quick introduction as to what this is all about and how it all began. The story so far… around 20 months ago I decided to get a bit fitter. University life and a job as a software … Continue reading

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Getting JetPack working

I had two issues with JetPack – but I finally got it working. Issue one – ¬†Jetpack could not contact WordPress.com: register_http_request_failed. This usually means something is incorrectly configured on your web host. Operation timed out after 15000 milliseconds with … Continue reading

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