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Software Engineer with experience of linux, apache, mysql, postgres, python and django mostly.


Apr
21
awarded  Scholar
Apr
21
accepted Alternating exercise to get faster fitness gains
Apr
21
comment Alternating exercise to get faster fitness gains
The c 2 10k apps (for android at least, I don't have an iPhone) and the cool-running beginner 10k program all seem to suggest a base level of running ability, I'll carry on with the c25k for now, perhaps skipping ahead if I feel up to it, until I'm at a point where the established 10k programs are't too much too soon.
Apr
21
comment Alternating exercise to get faster fitness gains
I'll wait before I've done some more running before I make any claims about my current fitness level ;) but I do have a reasonably active lifestyle. Just hoping to step it up a gear as alpine mountaineering tends to mean long days with decreased amounts of oxygen. Switching to the 10k program is a good idea, I'll consider that in a few weeks once I've got an idea of how well I'm doing.
Apr
21
awarded  Student
Apr
20
asked Alternating exercise to get faster fitness gains
Apr
20
comment How long should you avoid eating before running a 5K?
+1 for a thorough but short answer. this book suggests that the gain from carb-loading is "2-3% at best" and it requires 2-3 days of rest before the event so as not to use the carbs.
Mar
24
comment Is there a best time of the day to exercise?
As a kid I did a fair amount of competitve swimming, I would go to training sessions before school. I swear I learnt more at school on those days.
Mar
14
comment Lungs on Fire When Running
@md5sum. Where do you run? I find breathing cold air makes running harder than when indoors on a treadmill breathing room temperature air.
Mar
14
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Mar
14
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