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I'm a coder at a company and working at my PhD at the University of Minnesota, as well as developing a bunch of projects on the side.

Mar
26
comment Running speed - treadmill vs outdoor
Treadmill running and in-world running are no different from each other except for wind resistance. The reason you feel pushed back by the belt is because the ground is moving faster in relation to you, which means you must move faster. Thought-experiment it to an extreme: if the belt is 1km square, and you start running to the end, and then the belt starts moving, are you using any more or less energy now that the belt is moving?
Dec
2
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
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awarded  Yearling
Dec
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
6
answered Calories to consume on workout days
Nov
20
comment Looking for an Android app other than Runkeeper which lets me create custom interval training
It's not as difficult for me because I have a couple of set routes that I tend to run, so once they are in DailyMile once, I can just select the same route again and then put in the timing. Every once in a while I'll do a different route, and then it takes longer. For people who do a lot of varied runs, I can see it being more annoying.
Nov
20
comment How Do I Prepare For Running In Very Cold Wind, Rain, or Snow?
I don't layer with socks, but I will switch to a wool sock in the winter when it gets really cold. Usually I have less trouble with my feet / legs getting cold than my top, it's more important to keep the core warm. I have a pair of gloves which have a mitten thing on top which is optional, so the fingers can share heat but are still separated. Usually I will layer a compression shirt under the tech tee first, and then if it's REALLY cold (-10F or lower) I will add a coat on top. If it's windy, I add a coat on top of just the tech tee for the wind-blocking ability.
Nov
20
awarded  Teacher
Nov
19
answered Looking for an Android app other than Runkeeper which lets me create custom interval training
Nov
19
comment Which calorie count for exercise should I trust?
Hah. I just discovered that the reason the DailyMile one is so high, is because I haven't updated my weight for 11 months, it was about +70 pounds. The new runs are coming in closer to RunKeeper's estimates.
Nov
19
answered How Do I Prepare For Running In Very Cold Wind, Rain, or Snow?
Nov
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awarded  Scholar
Nov
14
accepted Which calorie count for exercise should I trust?
Nov
12
comment Which calorie count for exercise should I trust?
Well, I'm taking the time from the Runkeeper which is recorded on my phone (and I've tested independently to be accurate at at least keeping track of how much TIME it takes) and put it into Dailymile, so shouldn't the average pace still be correct?
Nov
12
comment Which calorie count for exercise should I trust?
The RunKeeper run is tracked with the GPS on my phone, which is in my pocket. It's not always accurate because of trees on the route, sometimes overestimating. The Dailymile route was mapped by hand so it's fairly accurate.
Nov
11
comment Which calorie count for exercise should I trust?
By a scale do you mean something like a FitBit, or are you suggesting that I should be able to figure out how many calories I expend by averaging over some weeks of weight data? I am confused. :/
Nov
11
comment Which calorie count for exercise should I trust?
I'm trying to track because I am indeed keeping track of my caloric intake versus expenditure in order to make sure that I am losing (well, maintaining now) weight over the long term. Basically the idea is that I should be replacing those calories with food to meet my daily calorie goals.
Nov
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Nov
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asked Which calorie count for exercise should I trust?
Aug
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