12-3-30-Treadmill Survey Request

12-3-30-Treadmill Survey Request

In 2014 I published “Summit Success: Training for Hiking, Mountaineering, and Peak Bagging” based on 8 years of my own training, with the generous input of several hundred of my most loyal social media followers. The Incline Treadmill Workouts were the most favorably received, and the best logistical choice for my readers, so in 2018 I created “Rucking Simple Treadmill Training Program” an introductory manual to building your own Weighted Backpack Incline Treadmill Workouts. These two books have been my perennial best-selling books since they were each released.

I guess I’m not that up on social media viral sensations, especially on TikTok, so I had to receive a Google News story to point out that there was something going on right this very minute with an incline treadmill workout. Being a pioneer in the field I thought I would compare it to my own workouts as published in the two books listed above, and while the pace is a bit faster than I would recommend, especially to a brand new just-off-the-couch client who primarily wanted to burn fat, it seemed to fit in right at Week Four of my “Adjustment Cycle” program from Summit Success.

With all that in mind, I want to know what you want to know. I created this brief survey to allow me to put together my thoughts into a cohesive plan moving forward to allow me to continue my role as a pioneer in incline treadmill training. Please fill out this survey and let me know how you feel about the “12-3-30” sensation and what we can do to work together using similar parameters and techniques to achieve the goals you need to.

https://12-3-30-treadmill.com/

Be sure to check out how to get a copy of the book for only the cost of shipping.

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How-to Do a Custom Workout in Zwift Cycling (redo)

How-to Do a Custom Workout in Zwift Cycling (redo)

Yesterday I did a custom cycling workout in Zwift. I made one mistake. I put my headshot insert in the corner where the workout file went. Well Drat. So I did a new workout today and here you can watch these simple instructions for how to do it yourself. Again, no training principles, just a good solid hour off Zone 3 with a warmup and cooldown. Hang tight and I’ll show you how to build your own workout to help you achieve your training goals.

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How-to: Custom Cycling Workout in Zwift?

How-to: Custom Cycling Workout in Zwift?

Do you need to create your own custom cycling workout in Zwift? Let’s try it together. It’s my first time too. I had shoulder surgery so need to cut my watts down to a nice steady hour at 145 watts. I don’t know what that is for my w/kg or FTP% but it turned out to be just into Zone 2. Nice. Don’t miss my little bit of outtakes at the end.

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How to Batch Import from Runcline to Stryd Power Center (and fix a couple of Training Peaks files)

How to Batch Import from Runcline to Stryd Power Center (and fix a couple of Training Peaks files)

This took way longer than needed, but hey, I got it done. First of all, Runcline App does not auto-export to Stryd so I had to get all those from my emails and wonder of wonders, Stryd allows a batch import. Check that out!

Then I fixed a couple of overlapping files in Training Peaks that were pushed by Stryd which turned out to be a real bear. Prepare for the frustration. Later I’ll show you how to upload all the Runcline files into their associated Training Peaks files.

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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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