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Run Scotland to the Sahara Desert

I know this isn’t out mountain biking but I felt it was worth writing about. Have you ever rolled out of bed one day and felt like forest gump? You know just felt like starting to run, lets say that you were up in Scotland and just started running south. Like maybe towards the Sarah desert. Well Andrew Has done it, he ran for 78 straight days.

He covered on an average of 34 miles per day. That is a little over 2600 miles total. Pretty amazing if you ask me, he did it to raise money for some group of people that can’t figure out how to get them selves out of the state of poverty. Some where in Mongolia.  Great job Gump, I mean Andrew. We hope you have reached all of your goals. They have put a video slid together to show what this young man went through on is run.

 

 

 

To learn more about his run visit his site at scotland2sahara.com

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Garmin Forerunner 310xt Watch Review

Whats under the hood of the Garmin Forerunner 310xt Watch?

Garmin Forerunner GPS watches for training and racing now have a waterproof version. The Garmin Forerunner 310xt is the latest and greatest in the heart rate monitor tech.  In the past, the Garmin 305 and 405 models were great for running and cycling, but did not give users a safe waterproof option. garmin forerunner 310xt watch

Garmin states that the Forerunner 310xt  is waterproof upto 50 meters (164 ft), way more than enough considering that a typical open water swimmer skims along the top 12-18 inches of water, sometimes diving to a few feet.  Living in Utah I don’t have to worry about salt water or any other harsh water conditions.  So for me this watch gave an option that I couldn’t pass up.

Gps heart rate watches have become very popular, especially with triathlon runners. If you know anything about these types of watches you will know that past models have been lacking in some need features.  The 310 XT has made a huge improvement on the width of the watch face. Garmin reduced the length to 2.2 inches. So it now looks and feels more like a normal watch.  This change also reduced at a quarter of an ounce from the watch weight, and at 2.5 oz the Forerunner 310 packs alot of incredible technology into a small package.

What does it actually do?

The Garmin Forerunner 310xt Watch  tracks just about every part of workout data you’ll need to know.

  • instant feedback
  • keeps a history file
  • up-loadable toGarmin Connect
  •  calories
  •  heart rate
  •  speed
  •  distance
  •  elevation

So pretty much everything.

It is designed to easily set up custom interval workouts right in the watch. A vibrating alarm lets you know when you’ve gone certain distances or drop out of heart rate or speed zones.

This form of  feedback is pretty awesome.  Not only because it keeps you from having to glance at the watch, you can also wear headphones and bump along to your favorite beats.

But enough about that, this is meant to be a short review of the garmin forerunner 310xt watch.

 

The Garmin Forerunner 310xt Watch is priced at around $399

Or Recommendation:

Great product, if you are looking to get a smaller training watch then the 310xt forerunner by garmin is a good fit. A total cross training device that will help you to track your progression.

 

Buy Now from Amazon:Garmin Forerunner 310XT Waterproof Running GPS With USB ANT Stick

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1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by Ravnic - October 21, 2011 at 4:45 am

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The Clymb Heard Of It?

There is a new website in town that you need to check out.

The Clymbthe clymb

Member pricing on the planet’s most sought-after outdoor brands. Each week they work deals with some of the top name brands in outdoor sports. It is free to sign up and become a member. For every person that you refer you get a ten dollar credit on your account. You are wondering if there is a catch. Is it really that easy? Well Yea Its that easy. But yes of course there is a catch. You will receive the 10 dollar credit after your friend makes their 1st purchase.

The Clymb is a very easy and user friendly site. They are always rotating their offers, which incentives you to stop back regularly. It is a new spin on concept of Limited Quantity! They have a timer that shows time left on a specific offer. For example at the time of this writing they were featuring Dakine Bags and MIIR Bottles.

Special Deals By The Clymb

Part of the Clymb is to give back to the planet. They will always have some deal that is connected to a group or organization that is helping the planet in some way. For example MIIR Bottles. Nearly a billion people struggle to survive everyday because they don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. Now there’s an easy way for you to help. Simply purchase a bottle; The Clymb and Miir will take care of the rest. MiiR and The Clymb have teamed up to donate $2 per bottle sold during this special event. Who knew you could do so much good with a few dollars?

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DELORME Earthmate PN-60 W

 

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DeLorme and SPOT have put their heads together and came up with the Earthmate PN-60 GPS. It comes with all the amazing DeLorme topo and street maps. Plus the ability to send text messages via the SPOT satellite system. This is from anywhere on earth that you may be roaming! So lets say you are chasing elephants across the african desert. Do you think there will be cell service out there? No way. Now you can send a message to anyone about what you are doing.

Here are the list of features you will find in the PN-60W

Features/Benefits:

* Spot satellite system sends messages via satellite to update friends or alert authorities in case of emergency
* Messages require no cell phone signal and include your current location
* Icon-based user interface makes the PN-60W the easiest DeLorme GPS to use
* Dual-core processor for instantaneous map and satellite imagery redraws
* Load optional navigation images from topographic map satellite images onto included SD card
* Built-in accelerometer allows accurate three-axis compass readings
* Map screen uses 360° raster rotation for easy wayfinding
* Sensitive barometric altimeter for reliably accurate altitude readings
* Comes with three discs containing detailed hybrid 1:100k topographic and street maps of the entire U.S.; you don’t need anything else to hike, geocache, or navigate the backcountry-it’s all in the box
* The PN-60 is waterproof to the IEC 529 IPX7 standard; designed to function in high-humidity environments, including consistent humidity levels over 90%, and in the rain
* On-device data layering lets you select which map or imagery type to see of your GPS location-switch among data types to gain a comprehensive view of where you are
* 3.5 GB internal flash memory available in addition to the preloaded world base map
* Supports SDHC high-capacity SD cards (up to 32 GB) for fast and direct map transfer from the included map discs
* Holds up to 10 tracks (10,000 points per track), 1000 user-defined waypoints, and 50 routes; SD slot also available
* NOAA Nautical Charts; includes numerous aids to navigation, water depths, water body names, hazards, and more
* 10 m colorized satellite imagery for viewing large geographic areas ;

DELORME Earthmate PN-60W GPS with spot

delorme earthmate pn60 w Benefits of the DeLorme PN-60 w

They haven’t change the design much. But they have expanded the internal memory 3.5 GB and battery life. It uses SD cards.

It Come with a set of disks that have TOPO USA 9.0. These are maps of north America.  If you live in other regions there is no problem you can download them for Raster Imagery and put in on a SD card and just insert it.

Profiles now for more activities: Hiking Cycling and Geocaching.

Paperless geocaching with the PN-60w

To load caches, you can transfer a single geocache directly from geocaching.com, use DeLorme’s Cache Register widget, or transfer a pocket query via Topo USA.

DeLorme PN-60w pros

  • Uses SPOT Communicator
  • Extended battery life
  • Can load aerial imagery, USGS topos and NOAA charts
  • Topo USA vector maps
  • 3.5 GB internal memory(huge)
  • Uses a full size SD card, rather than a micro
  • Built-in highway navigation capabilities

DeLorme PN-60w cons

  • Small screen(compared to other products)
  • Limited track navigation functionality
  • Proprietary cable(micro usb would be better)
  • File management system limits you to one file (per type) open at a time
  • Weak highway navigation capabilities

Recommendation:

If you are a back country NUT then this is a great product for you. It is a very powerful device with lots of features. It integrates nicely with Google maps so you can later upload all your travels to the web for everyone to see. If your are a geek at all you will be able to figure out this product no problem. Happy Hiking!

 

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