Monday, October 13, 2008

Zoot Sports Men's CompressRx Sock 2009

I recently got a size 3 Zoot Sports Men's CompressRx Sock 2009. The sizing for these socks aren't based on foot size. Instead it's based on calf size because the focus of this sock is on calf compression so it makes sense. For those of you that are curious I wear a size 9.5-10 shoe and the size 3 fits fine. Since it's pretty flexible around the foot I can see it fitting a wide variety of foot sizes.

Performance: While I have worn these on short runs and rides these times were not when I noticed the biggest difference in performance. I noticed the biggest difference in performance on a day I was at a trade show walking/standing on my feet from 7am-7pm. Normally my legs would be either sore or fatigued by the end of the day. However, the day I wore these my legs still felt strong by the end of the day. I also tried on the Zoot CompressRx active compression tights for a different day and seemed to have the same results I'll save the details for another review.

You can buy the socks here: Zoot Sports Men's CompressRx Sock at

Note to self: Don't forget to write reviews on the following products, Profile Saddle, 2XU Velocity Wetsuit, Orca RS1 Wetsuit, Zipp wheels, Profile Design Aerodrink V2, Scott Plasma, Aquasphere Kaiman goggles, Zoot CompressRx active compression tights, 2XU Recovery socks black.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

H2O Audio Ipod Shuffle Waterproof Housing 2nd Gen

I've used the H2O water proof housing and headsets for my shuffle swimming in a pool and in the ocean. The first time I used it at the pool I decided that I couldn't train again without it. If you are like me swimming can get boring when you're swimming long distances and for long periods of time.

Sound Quality:
Some people have concerns about hearing the music under water with all the splashing; however, with the silicon ear buds ( included with the H2O headsets I purchased) the sound was very clear. You will have to spend some time to get the ear buds to fit just right but it will be worth it. Don't get me wrong, you will still hear the splashing of your swim, but turn up the music and you should have no problems hearing your favorite tunes stroke after stroke.

Lastly, the H2O Audio iPod Shuffle housing INCLUDES an arm band so you don not have to purchase one separately. I was very happy about that. Great value!

Price Paid:
H20 Audio iPod Shuffle Waterproof Housing 2nd Gen: $39.95
H20 Audio Waterproof Headsests: $49.99

A couple popular accessories:
1. H2O Audio Swimbelt for iPod Shuffle (2nd Gen) $39.95 - If you'd rather attach the iPod Shuffle to your waist this is a good choice. The benefit in this belt would be a more balanced stroke since you won't have the shuffle on one of your arms.
2. H2O Audio Pro Armband for iPod Shuffle (2nd Gen) - Why this armband over the included one? The Pro Armband is heavier duty, completely surrounds the iPod Shuffle housing, and I believe that it holds it more steady against your arm.

(Purchased at for which I work.)

Zoot Ultra Triathlon Shoes

Recently I've wanted to get a pair of these triathlon specific shoes from Zoot. Even though my store carries them I haven't gotten my self a pair.

Zoot ultra race shoe

Zoot sports ultra race shoe in box

We have a good selection in stock.

You can get the Ultra Race tri shoes at One Tri here: Zoot Ultra Triathlon Race Shoe.

Update: I did get a pair of the Zoot Sports Men's ULTRA Tempo+ Shoe 2008 ($129.95) - I haven't put any serious milage on them yet, but I'll put in a review when I get the chance. My initial thoughts are that they are light and comfortable for a moderate stability shoe. It's also hard to ignore all the tri specific thought put into the shoe. On first inspection the shoe looks impressive.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Awareness Test for Athletes

The link on this post is an actual test of awareness, it isn't a joke. So don't worry about monsters jumping out at you on the screen. I post this because I was so surprised that I failed it. It seems so simple but 3 other people in my office go it wrong as well. I even had 2 people do it at a time and they both FAILED. So far we are 4 for 4 at failing.

I hope you do better.

Btw, I think this is a great test for triathletes even though it may not seem like it.