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bio website mustfollow.wordpress.com
location Paradise, CA
age 37
visits member for 2 years, 8 months
seen Aug 26 '13 at 23:38

Father of two, senior software developer for a reputable online auction and e-commerce company, distance runner and half-marathoner.


Aug
21
awarded  Yearling
Aug
20
answered When running with toe-first technique, should heels touch the ground?
May
29
revised Sore legs on jogging daily
Improved answer with personal anecdote
May
27
answered Sore legs on jogging daily
Nov
17
comment Barefoot running in cold weather
I'm sorry, I don't see any links.
Sep
10
answered Differences between running cross country and track
Jun
2
comment What are the ways to reach the optimal running cadence (180 steps per minute)?
I use a metronome app on my iPhone to set my cadence pace, and turn it off once I've reached it.
Mar
28
comment Does shortening stride length (and running for a longer time) require the same effort as a longer stride (for a shorter time)?
@IvoFlipse "a couple of steps per minute" -- that's exactly what I was thinking.
Mar
28
comment Does shortening stride length (and running for a longer time) require the same effort as a longer stride (for a shorter time)?
Sancho has the answer. 180 BPM is ideal. You will probably find it awkward at first, but typically after you get going, you might even find your cadence naturally going a little bit faster. Ivo's comment about slight differences needs to be tempered a little bit when you consider that the 180 BPM is going to be related to your breathing rhythms and your heartbeat, as the body likes to keep everything in sync. People may vary in these areas but for experienced runners who have tuned their body like a well-oiled machine, it's going to be pretty standard.
Mar
7
answered Looking for alternatives to Nike Free for general fitness - not specifically running
Feb
22
comment Is running while overweight bad for your knees?
Not running on your knees is bad for your weight.
Feb
22
comment Knees are sore when running for the first 10 minutes but fine after?
FYI, my own knee problems actually prevent me from doing squats unless they're against a wall with no weight. They may help prevent knee problems, but for those with knee problems, squats with free weights might not be an option.
Feb
11
awarded  Editor
Feb
11
revised How to practice for a half-marathon in three months while weight-lifting?
Update for taper
Feb
11
answered How to practice for a half-marathon in three months while weight-lifting?
Feb
8
comment Need to run every day - best way to stop?
If the choice is between taking anti-depressants or running, obviously running is the better choice! Me, I have to do both. Consider yourself lucky.
Feb
7
awarded  Supporter
Feb
6
answered Barefoot running in cold weather
Feb
6
comment Get rid of running shoe stank?
Merrell specifically market their "Barefoot" line of minimal shoes as being machine washable. They are also pre-loaded with anti-microbial treatment.
Feb
6
awarded  Teacher