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Software developer originally from New Zealand. I'm an ultra-runner and have completed at least 8 50km, a 50 mile and a 100km.

@ejsarge


May
8
comment Benefits on running completely soaked?
All 3 really. There's often not a lot of water at aid stations (in my kind of races they can be quite remote and some require hiking the water in). A bunch of water lands on my shirt, etc but will evaporate quickly. While it's there it can chafe leading to discomfort. Saving time is a bit of an issue - but I'm slow... People collapsing in a 10km? Wow, way under-trained!
May
8
comment Benefits on running completely soaked?
I disagree with hydrating with only water. For efforts longer than about 90mins-2hours you need to consider your salt balance. It can be fatal to not have enough salt in your body. Depending on your event, you should also consider your nutrition strategy.
Feb
18
comment Running in strong wind
Cross wind is much the same as headwind - but harder. You need the quick steps so that when a gust hits you are more likely to have contact with the ground - or will do very soon. If you're running with others then you can do the same headwind truck.
Feb
18
comment Running in strong wind
BTW, shouldn't this be on fitness stackexchange?
Feb
11
comment What should I be doing to improve the quality of my interval training?
Marathon intervals are typically 1600m in length with a rest of up to 1600m. Put a 1-2km warmup in front and a 1-2km cooldown afterwards and build the total distance up to about 10-12km. You should also think about doing some tempo running. 8-10km at goal pace.
Jul
22
comment Training for an ultramarathon without hills
Oooh, ouch. To run down hills you absolutely need to land on your forefoot (at least in my opinion!). In Taekwon-Do you are taught to spin on your forefoot so that your toes can control you spin. That reason applies when running downhill. If you land on your heels then you can't control anything and you lose the shock absorbing capability of your foot controlling the motion from the forefoot to the heel. I would figure out why you couldn't land on your forefoot and fix that. You may need to do single-leg balancing exercises (and when you can do them eyes-shut waving your arms - you'll be ready
Jun
21
comment How do I keep my running form up with a broken toe?
I broke my heel once. Did the doctor thing of not running for a while - and then went back to it. You will lose nothing important by not running for a month but trying to exercise during that month is more likely to prolong the healing.
Jun
1
comment Resume training for a marathon after forced break, one month left, recommend a plan
What was the longest run in the 2-3 weeks before the injury? What was the nature of the injury?
Oct
26
comment Always running out of energy when running
The add 10% a week thing is key to avoid injury while your body adapts. So 8 weeks or so is pretty safe.
Jul
5
comment Post running meal
@Bee I don't see the two as being particularly different. You want to replace the carbs and protein you've used and provide the building blocks to build better muscle, etc. I like to have something solid because, without it, the shake gets digested quickly and then I feel hungry again!
May
23
comment Alternatives for a treadmill in an apartment complex?
I'm a massive fan of running outside. I'm not quite sure how anyone can stay on a treadmill for more than 10 minutes. If wintry conditions scare you then buy the equipment to handle them.
Mar
20
comment Is there a recommended running technique if you're overweight?
As the edit said, longitudinal studies show no increase to arthritis risk from running.
Mar
6
comment Is the book “Wheat Belly” credible?
@IvoFlipse Thanks! ...and sure I could do that perhaps.
Feb
28
comment Does fat negate protein?
Without doing an MRI you probably wouldn't. A body fat composition test (done with the water method not calipers or scales) might tell you. A cholesterol/lipid test might also be interesting. My key point is not to assume you can eat fat without any penalty merely because you have no belly fat.
Feb
27
comment Does fat negate protein?
@MattBronson Just because you don't see fat around your belly doesn't mean you're not gaining visceral fat around your organs. It also doesn't mean you won't find yourself gaining fat when you get older.
Feb
27
comment Does fat negate protein?
However, those chicken strips are mostly not protein so are more likely to be converted to fat somewhere in your body.
Feb
26
comment Is the book “Wheat Belly” credible?
I'm sad that this question was closed as I found @wOOt's answer useful. I ended up getting a lot of references from many sources so I summarised them on my commercial blog here William Davis Wheat Belly Review
Feb
16
comment Knees hurt after running a few days in a row. Injury possible?
Agree with recommendation to see a physio. On that very short description it sounds like ITB syndrome which is very easily treated and managed if you get on to it early. Waiting causes many more problems.
Feb
15
comment Is the book “Wheat Belly” credible?
I agree that a clinical study is desirable.
Feb
14
comment I have varicose veins - should I be running?
I agree. This is a medical question best answered by a medical practictioner. Voted to close.