The Lazyman Triathalon has been going now for a few weeks. June 15th to July 27th. That’s 6 weeks to log:
2.5 swimming or rowing miles
112 cycling miles
26.2 walk/run miles
What’s the motivation? A free t-shirt and summer fitness.
We were quite excited to find this new discovery, Strava. It’s a tool you can use on your phone or GPS device. It sure makes it easier when we’re trying to log miles. Being the honest and hard working people that we are, we’re earning our t-shirts fair and square.
Sometimes tools make all the difference
All you need is a garmin, iphone or android. Load the Strava app onto your device. Turn it on before your activity of walking/biking/running and when you get home you upload the data to the computer. We especially like it because it doesn’t use any data when you’re out for a ride. We’re a little geeky when it comes to the stats. It shows your distance, the elevation change in feet, your moving time (with a pause feature if you stop to smell the roses), and calories burned. It gives a cool elevation chart and shows your speed through some of the popular segments of the ride you’re on. You’ve got to check it out for yourself. We love the YMCA, and we love Strava.