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I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology in May 2011. I currently work for UTC Aerospace Systems in Massachusetts. My full CV is available on StackOverflow Careers and LinkedIn.

My professional interests include software project management, software engineering process, software measurements and metrics, leadership, and professionalism in software engineering. I'm also a casual student of psychology and sociology, especially as they apply to a business context. Personally, I have taken up photography as a hobby. I'm also a casual gamer.


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comment Should I change my workout as I get closer to a 5k (or any other short-term goal) when I have a routine that's helping me meet my long-term goals?
If you could edit that 10-15 minute runs the week leading into the race into the answer, I think it would make it stronger. I did +1, though. Thanks for your suggestions.
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comment Should I change my workout as I get closer to a 5k (or any other short-term goal) when I have a routine that's helping me meet my long-term goals?
I'm curious as to the downvote on this. I didn't, but I'm not sure what in this post is wrong or not helpful. If someone could point out why this may not be helpful to me, that would help me learn. Thanks.
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comment Should I change my workout as I get closer to a 5k (or any other short-term goal) when I have a routine that's helping me meet my long-term goals?
Also, you suggest adding additional days of running, which I suppose I could do. I could replace the elliptical time with ~15 minutes of a fast jog or running (perhaps on an incline if I'm on a treadmill?). Do you suggest reducing the running frequency, distance, and/or time closer to the race, though? Or maintaining a greater run frequency throughout?
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comment Should I change my workout as I get closer to a 5k (or any other short-term goal) when I have a routine that's helping me meet my long-term goals?
I'm actually completing at least a 5k during my running times, in terms of distance, usually about 3.3-3.5 miles though. My runs are ~30 minutes, with a ~5 minute cooldown of light jogging transitioning into walking. I'll edit that into my question for clarity, as well. I don't know if that changes your answer at all or not.
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accepted If I wear my Fitbit One on a treadmill or elliptical, should I log the activity as well?
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comment If I wear my Fitbit One on a treadmill or elliptical, should I log the activity as well?
@IvoFlipse There is an altimeter in the FitBit One that equates one flight of stairs to an elevation increase of about 10 feet. I think that's the only thing it's used for, though.
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comment If I wear my Fitbit One on a treadmill or elliptical, should I log the activity as well?
@IvoFlipse I mentioned in my title that I have a FitBit One. Based on Kate's answer, it appears that the One and the Ultra behave the same, so I'm not entirely sure the model is relevant to how the website deals with data being entered through it (or an app) and from a device sync.
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comment If I wear my Fitbit One on a treadmill or elliptical, should I log the activity as well?
Do you think that a treadmill would be tracked properly? Or if you use a treadmill, do you use recording mode? It seems pretty close to running.
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