Should you fast before you run?

The body has about two hours of carbohydrate fuel (glycogen) at marathon pace (defined loosely as 85 percent of your max heart rate). Beyond that is t...
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A week in the mountains

When my sister and me were little, my parents took us on summer holiday’s to Austria for a couple of years. The last time we all went on holiday with ...
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Transylvanian Bear Race - Post race report

I’ve been back home from Viscri for a (couple of) week(s) now and I still don’t quite know where to start with this post. What a race. What an experie...
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Planet Money 704: Open Office

In this episode of NPR's Planet Money podcast, the topic is the rise of open plan office spaces. Sometimes I just dream of having a door, with wall t...
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Rise at 11? China’s Single Time Zone Means Keeping Odd Hours

Some days, the sun doesn’t come up until 10 a.m. in Urumqi, where clocks are set to Beijing time despite being 2,000 miles to the west. Source: Rise ...
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Learn to see problems - Daniel Pasco

As one of the most experienced members of the team, part of what I have to do is be on the lookout for the things I’ve seen burn myself or others in ...
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Back to Romania - 3 days to go

Shoes packed. Spare shoes packed. Running gear packed. Cold/wet weather running gear packed. Food packed. Off to bed now. Our flight is planned to ta...
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iPod shuttle discoveries: my marathon playlist

While packing my kit for Saturday's race, I stumbled across my iPod shuffle. I almost only use it during races and well, it's probably been laying aro...
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GeeUp conference - Leiden 2016

After a year of intermission, we headed back to Leiden for the second GeeUp conference. In 2014, 4 of us from work attended both the conference and t...
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Transylvanian Bear Race update - 2 weeks to go

2 weeks to go until race day, so I wan’t to post a little update on how my preparations are going. The race has a strict set of items that all partic...
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