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odin Odin

Certified Personal Trainer // Marathon Runner // Network Engineer (not necessarily in that order)

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Broke 4 hours for the marathon!
  • Congrats! I have such a hard time keeping my HR low while running. Last winter I added some stationary bike to my routine because it's much easier to control my HR over a long workout. I also only have 2x 33km in my marathon plan, I may need to add another, but I don't think I could keep it up for 6 months!

  • Running General Chat - Weekly Thread Sat 15 June 2024
  • I very much prefer the front pocket vest to the backpack reservoir when running, it sloshes around a lot less. I also put about 1/8 tsp salt in each of the 500ml flasks for a little bit of electrolytes to prevent cramping on long runs.

  • 34% of Brits Say UK Economy Is Huge Concern: Household Budgets Leaner and Food Scarcity Rising
  • I think what you're looking for is Standard of Living. The economy may be doing well but the standard of living is stagnant or going down for many.

  • Running General Chat - Weekly Thread Sat 18 May 2024
  • Not at all, unless you have poor running form. Many people are able to run just fine for their entire lives, even running marathons in their 70s and 80s.

  • Running General Chat - Weekly Thread Sat 18 May 2024
  • I listen to music. Sometimes I use Spotify's auto-generated playlists and find new things. I was also into the "Zombies, Run!" app for quite a while which is a zombie apocalypse story that unfolds as you run, and you get to listen to music in between story clips.

  • What's the best wax-on-wax-off-style advice you've heard that you can attest as being helpful in certain situations?
  • “If you can't love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else?” -RuPaul

  • Running General Chat - Weekly Thread Sat 27 April 2024
  • I use my Garmin as a fancy stopwatch, I don't find its analytics are particularly useful. My forerunner has literally recorded me running a half marathon in 1h 55m, but it predicts my half marathon time would be 3h 17m?

  • Running General Chat - Weekly Thread Sat 20 April 2024
  • Maybe not so far as you think. Keep increasing the time you are running little by little, and before long you'll be able to run for 30 minutes without stopping.

  • What's the best pun name you've ever heard?
  • Drag queens have the best names. My favorite from this season of RuPaul's Drag Race is Amanda Tori Meating.

  • Elon Musk’s X botched an attempt to replace “” links with “”
  • Any talent Twitter once had jumped ship a long time ago

  • Running General Chat - Weekly Thread Sat 6 April 2024
  • At least 9 people have read it and upvoted. Nice job on running a marathon!

  • Running General Chat - Weekly Thread Sat 6 April 2024
  • Calf stretches helped me a lot. Not just before a run but anytime throughout the day- put a daily reminder to stretch on your phone.

  • Running General Chat - Weekly Thread Sat 6 April 2024
  • I also have a high HR when running, so I do HR training in the off-season on a stationary bike. It's much easier to control your HR and keep it low.

  • do you notice any difference wearing polyester underwear to cotton?
  • I have some wool performance shirts (minus 33 woolverino) and I want to make the switch for environmental reasons, but they don't seem to last as long as my polyester (some of which I've had for many years and still wear regularly).

  • Scathing federal report rips Microsoft for shoddy security, insincerity in response to Chinese hack
  • I thought US Gov had their own email systems. When did they start moving officials' mailboxes to Microsoft?

  • those of you who run with and without (compression) leggings, what differences do you notice?
  • When I started training longer than 10K, I was seeing signs of shin splints- tender shin bones and tight calves. I started running with calf sleeves and it made a lot of difference both in reducing the pain and helping me recover faster. I also started doing calf and ankle stretches (downward dog is the best for this!) and just in general I've adapted better to running over the last few years, so now I don't use the calf sleeves even though I'm running marathon distances.

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  • I got an XPS 15 last year, running Kubuntu and I love it except for one design flaw. The wifi card will randomly disappear from the hardware inventory and the only thing that fixes it is a reboot. It's a $20 replacement part that should be user-replaceable... except for the fact that they soldered it to the motherboard for some inexplicable reason. So I'm stuck using a USB dongle wifi chip. But otherwise it's great (even plays Baldurs Gate 3 pretty well since the latest hotfixes).

  • This week in KDE: un-flashy important stability work
  • Nope. Which is good because I hate snaps. A media player that can't play nfs-mounted media or a browser that can't read my remote KeePass file are just useless to me.

  • This week in KDE: un-flashy important stability work
  • I've been using Kubuntu on my main laptop for a few years now, and I really enjoy having an environment that just works, doesn't get in my way, and I don't have to think about. That's just the way it should be.

  • Kelvin Kiptum breaks a world record in his U.S. marathon debut


    Record Heat Cancels Major Minnesota Races Record Heat Cancels Major Minnesota Event

    The event draws over 25,00 participants and more than 300,000 spectators.

    Record Heat Cancels Major Minnesota Event

    Saturday saw record highs fall in Rochester and in the Twin Cities.

    The high at the Rochester Airport Saturday reached 90, breaking the previous high of 89 set on September 30, 2019.

    Minneapolis also saw a new record high set on Saturday. Minnesota’s largest city saw the mercury rise to 88 Saturday, surpassing the record-high of 87 set back on September 30 of 1897.

    Similar high temperatures are predicted Sunday in Rochester and in the Twin Cities. As a result of the forecast, the Twin Cities Marathon has been canceled.


    Kipchoge celebrates 5th time winning the Berlin Marathon


    How can we help?

    I really want to see succeed, but I'm not sure how I can help make this happen. Maybe this thread can be used to organize some grassroots support for @[email protected] and team so we can make sure they don't get burned out in the next few days. I have a network background but not much coding (although now would be a great time to learn!). I'm sure there's documentation that can be written, fundraising that can be done, and non-techy ways for the non-techy people to help. Post some thoughts below!


    The NASM-CPT Podcast with Rick Richey

    A playlist of the NASM-CPT Podcast videos on Youtube


    DevRunner: My First Ultramarathon! Heat & Hills - Episode 1