Monday, June 18, 2012

Low-tech workout notes

For as high-tech as we tend to be as a group, sometimes it's hard to beat a dependable low-tech solution. I was reminded of this over the weekend when I had a more involved double-brick workout and naturally grabbed for the Sharpie. An arm is a perfect portable clipboard! I discovered later in the day my One-on-One teammate Justin had done the same thing for his. I suspect most of us have relied on the Sharpie at some point.

And what would we do without the trusty waterproof ziplock baggie for swim workouts?!

That's not to say that I don't utilize technology too. I take full advantage of the programmable workout feature of my Garmin devices, but for anything complicated, the supplemental Sharpie is warranted. I like the combination of the high-level "arm view" and the more detailed "technology view".

I've seen cue sheets zip-locked and taped to aerobars, notes on sports tape on bike frames, and inspirational messages written on water bottles.

Are there other good techniques I have missed?