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Victor Chen (grooVC)
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What happens when you become a trail running addict...

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Finishing the year with a mile time trial. Couldn't find a track or anything flat. Rolling hills. Fun times. It hurt. I tried @runnermarx. :-p
#run #running #runner #runnermarxmile #runalways #runculture #justundersix #hokaoneone #hokaclayton #garminfenix3 #garminfenix #onrunning #fitness #getoutside #over40under6
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Finally got around to trying my first trail marathon with my run club. I was supposed to be in the 50K but there were no extra spots so I had to settle for 42K. This is our montage...

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Back to basics after a long time off...

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Hi friends and family! I'm participating in a team triathlon as the run leg with my colleagues Dushyant (bike) and Evan (swim) representing our company Fandango/NBCUniversal. As part of this, we're raising money for Children's Hospital Los Angeles and would appreciate any support we can get. So, if you can spare one latte...err...flat white! No donation is too small! Thanks!

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I thought I'd share a review of the Bragi Dash my new running accessory "companion". For me, it doesn't replace my trusty Garmin for tracking but it's been my favorite device for listening to music on runs. Enjoy!

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Comparison of tracking data on FW 1.5.0 vs. Garmin Fenix 3 + Chest strap HR monitor. The accuracy for the distance is surpassingly good. The HR during the runs still leaves low confidence. Hearing my heart rate is at 230+ is troubling at my age. Sometimes it's within the Garmin measurement but will be nice if we can everyday see the HR over time.
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While I typically like to run with the Dash playing music from the internal memory, I decided to test out the Bluetooth streaming from my phone (Xperia Z5 Premium).

I went for an easy 8 mile recovery run for about 1 hr. 20 min streaming from Google Play Music.

I used a FlipBelt running pouch to carry my phone. They beauty of this pouch is that one can position their phone virtually anywhere around your waist.

I kept the phone in the front part of my body and it was basically 99% flawless during the entire run except for extreme cases when I turned my head to the right to look for traffic before crossing a road. When that happened, music could cut-out for a split second...not unlike when it happens with Bluetooth audio skips when connected to car audio.

It would only skip for a 1/2 second and then carry on without issue. Overall to me this is very acceptable performance.

Now, when I turned the belt to where my phone is on my back (even offset to left or right) then the audio would cutout for sure. So, perhaps the signal trailing your movement isn't good enough for a connection. 

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Ooh...

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Hey running community! Has anyone out there tried the 180 Formula method for training (http://philmaffetone.com/180-formula/)? If so, how long did it take you to adjust?

I tried my first run today (5 miles) @ basically low Zone 2 where I'm supposed to be (133-143) and it was like 11:45-12/mile which was so painfully slow (mentally). I typically run that distance "easy" at 8-8:30/mile pace and can race it at around 7:05/mile pace.

I've suspected that I've been training "too fast" but this is somewhat shocking to me. I'm going to try it for a few weeks to see if things change but it's definitely a learning experience.

Anyone have similar anecdotes?

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