April 9, 2011 § 1 Comment
I was listening to the Geeks in Running Shoes podcast and was fascinated by an interview they did with DC Rainmaker (Ray). Ray is a tri-athlete who does some super in-depth reviews of techie gadgets for athletes.
He gets the product and then uses it during his training and racing until he really knows it. Only after getting intimate with a device will he write a review. So the information is good and not just taken from press releases. Ray now receives items from the companies but he returns them after the review and purchases his own for his use to maintain his independence.
For example, his review on the Garmin Forerunner 405 was almost 3,700 words and included 31 pictures! He pointed out the same weakness I found–the bezel is gimmicky at best (downright awful in the rain) and the software is a disgrace, thank goodness for Sport Tracks.
If you’re in the market for some endurance-related gadgets, and you know you are, I can’t recommend enough that you check out DC Rainmaker.
September 20, 2010 § Leave a comment
As someone, due to my new 60-minute daily commute, who has recently discovered the beauty of podcasts, I was happy to discover Marathon and Beyond’s Monday Podcast. I’ve downloaded them & look forward to listening. If the podcasts are as good as their print stories, they’ll be a welcome addition to my podcast rotation.