The Endurance Freak

You live to set new PRs at events, at races, and on local trails. Even more, you obsessively analyze and share training data.

Jan 4, 2012
Outside Magazine

YOU FOLLOW: @everymantri for the prolific stream of links to video, gossip, and triathlon news; Born to Run author @mcdougallchris, the guru of going barefoot, for dispatches on technique and running science; @lavamagazine and @3gomag for the sermons; and Ironman pro Chris McCormack (@maccanow) for hardcore encouragement (e.g., “always give 100 percent, unless you’re giving blood”).

YOU LIKE: The well-curated fitness and nutrition links on, but you love the 620,000 other page fans who can help you crowdsource answers to nagging sports-injury questions (e.g., “I have a hip stress-fracture—advice?” which was fielded by somebody called Comfortably Numb); and Tough Mudder, the trendy enduro-challenge.


YOU USE: The iMapMyFitness suite, which records -workout stats along with walking, biking, or running routes; Tri-Essentials, which delivers daily push notifications that offer inspiration, training tips, and photos; and dieting app FoodScanner ($.99), which converts UPC-code phone-cam pics into a personal database of calories and ingredients.

YOU BROWSE: Your old split times on, which archives race results from thousands of events each year; Endurance Planet podcasts, which feature interviews with the best distance athletes; and ultrarunner Anton Krupicka’s autobiographical Riding the Wind blog for its moments of Zen: “Spent all day filming around Rio. Quite the city and landscape. Shin was sore.”

YOU SCHMOOZE: By debating training stats at and sharing GPS tracks with other Suunto users on

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