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


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
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.