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 Active.com, 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 Athlinks.com, 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 Attackpoint.org and sharing GPS tracks with other Suunto users on Movescount.com.