One Triathlete's Journey

Biegnij Warszawo 2017 Race Recap

Woohoo! Strava tells me this was my best 10K result ever. That’s probably true, but it was also the first time I finished this distance without any issues. No bonk, no colic, no dehydration, and solid form throughout. Even the climb on Spacerowa Str. wasn’t that big a deal.

Strava Should Do Better Than Athlete Posts

Strava is transitioning, from one-of-many sports apps into the world’s first, proper social network for athletes. I find that very welcome, but the way they’re trying to get there—by inviting random content, marketed as Athlete Posts—is just copying what every other social network does already. It won’t help them build a feasible product.

Spinning is Dancing on a Bike

I must be looking silly in spinning classes. The music’s better than at most dance parties, I’m pedaling in sync with the beat, and the effort releases a heady endorphin rush. Can’t help but bang my head and swing my hips when a particularly good song reaches its chorus.

Biegnij Warszawo 2017 Outlook

This is going to be fun. I’m still enjoying my post-season break, so I’ve no pressure whatsoever to perform. I want to finish, enjoy it all the way and take advantage of the forecasted sunny weather. I’m guessing many of the other 13,000 participants see it the same way.

Road Cycling's Explosion in Warsaw

I can’t figure this one out. Did this big and vibrant community of road cyclists in Warsaw just pop up and mushroom in the last three years, or was it always there, of which I had no idea until I became a part of it?