Flaming Turtle Heads!

Flaming Turtle Heads!

Turtlehead Peak in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area just outside Las Vegas NV. I attempted it last year about this same time (due to gymnastics meet scheduling) but got lost, ran out of time and just plain wasn’t fit enough. This year though…

  • There are new trail markers
  • I uploaded a GPX file to my Suunto
  • I still got lost a few times
  • I was in much better shape
  • I had a couple hours free and clear

Sadly I didn’t see any turtles. Or coyotes, or even a burro.

Burro Crossing
As close as I got to a burro on this trip.

Check out the video for some interesting scenery, especially the panorama pan at the summit. Not really obvious in there, but you can see the parking lot at Sandstone Quarry from the summit.

Then watch as I scan my results in the Stryd Power Center after the double-import. Doh! Yeah. So Suunto doesn’t get full Stryd Power stats, and won’t push correctly to the Power Center. So you create a second “fake” Stryd account, set that up in your phone (which in my case is an extra Droid, since that’s otherwise useless for Stryd) then download the .fit file and upload that to you real Stryd account.

And there’s more! I scan my stats in Strava to compare it to my end goal, the Broken Arrow VK Skyrace in Squaw Valley in June. I did it in 2019, so have stats to compare. I didn’t do it in 2020 because CA was closed. Now they’re thinking it might be open, especially with the new climate of Hope and Change sweeping the nation. I hope so, because I’ll be ready.

Wahoo Tickr X Zwift Calibration

The first time I ran on Zwift with the new TickrX Heart Rate strap I was impressed overall with the relatively stable signal it gave to my AppleTV. It seemed to record a bit high, meaning the numbers on Zwift sent my the TickrX for speed were more than the treadmill, more than the Stryd with RunCline, and while that feels awesome to see those kinds of numbers, I knew it wouldn’t be fair to myself or others.

The TickrX is an advanced strap that provides running metrics to Zwift including heart rate, cadence and speed.

Here’s a video I made of my own experience connecting and calibrating the Wahoo TickrX Heart Rate Strap.

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Riding Inside on my Wahoo Kickr Core

Riding Inside on my Wahoo Kickr Core

Just a brief view of riding inside on my Fuji attached to my Wahoo Kickr Core while watching Apple TV and Zwifting on my iPad. Fun times in this crazy period where most of our cycling fitness will come from riding inside. You with me here?

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Zwift Running – Import from Stryd to Training Peaks and Merge with Zwift

Zwift Running - Import from Stryd to Training Peaks and Merge with Zwift

If you want to use Watts to calculate your stats, and accurately represent or track your elevation gain from being an Incline Treadmill Trainer, this is the video for you. I’ll show you how to export from Stryd, strip the location (if present) so that it won’t overwrite the Zwift location track, and merge it so that your Training Peaks account will show your watts and elevation change, as well as calculate your fatigue and fitness levels based on watts as they correlate to your heart rate, the default method to calculate your stats.

If you want to read more, including the itemized list of how-to, check it out here https://inclinetreadmilltrainer.com/zwiftrunning/import-stryd-and-merge-with-zwift-in-training-peaks/

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First Deeper Dive into Zwift Running Dec 7 2019

First Deeper Dive into Zwift Running Dec 7 2019

After my last couple of shorter videos let’s spend a couple more minutes inside the virtual running environment of Zwift. Let’s meet a few deer families hanging out on the rec paths. Let’s see the inside of the Garage, our little shopping spree using game currency. Let’s see a few intervals in this workout from Zwift Tri Academy. If you want some more behind the scenes info, check it out at https://inclinetreadmilltrainer.com/zwiftrunning/a-deeper-dive-into-zwift-running/ and let’s stay connected as we prepare for hiting your New Years goals.

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Zwift Running Demonstration Dec 5 2019

Zwift Running Demonstration Dec 5 2019

In this Zwift Running demonstration video you’ll see running intervals and some of the amazingly detailed scenery including water reflections and dust streams. You’ll also hear cyclists on gravel and boardwalks. You’ll enjoy the underwater tubes through which we ride and run as we explore the futuristic imaginative environment of Watopia. Be sure to stop by Incline Treadmill Trainer website at https://inclinetreadmilltrainer.com/zwiftrunning/introduction-to-zwift-running/ if you want to stay in the loop and find out more about Zwift Running.

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