Technology on the slopes for Winter 2019

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As the snowbirds head south to warmer climes this month, many others are experiencing the annual exhilaration that comes with the first reports of snow from their favorite ski resorts. As a tech gadget geek and snowboard instructor for “mature beginners” (aka Grays on Trays), I fall into the latter category. We cover so many […]

Digital fitness: The emergence of AI-driven training platforms

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When I signed up for my first Half Ironman two years ago, my approach to training was to go on Amazon.com and order a book that included three options for training plans based on available training time each week. I picked the intermediate plan averaging 10 hours a week, and over the course of 16 […]

Digital fitness: Increasing training efficiency with big data

DXC Technology recently published 6 Technology Trends for 2018.  Number three on this list is the “Quantified Enterprise,” where “companies will harness the ‘data exhaust’ from digital systems to quantify the business and become even more productive.” This trend also applies to using data to train more efficiently for a sport to get better results.  […]

Digital fitness: Virtual cycling with Zwift

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It’s 7:30am on a Saturday, below freezing outside, starting to snow, and I have a 2-hour bike training session to get in. A few years ago, the options in this situation would have been limited to either coping with the cold, slick, roads or spinning inside on a stationary trainer for a mindless torture session, […]