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Do you have a training plan?


Let's meet each other closer 🙌


#runwithme


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We've been 11 runners in the forest today, which is a record.
At least this was my count in the 2+ hours of running.

I love the tint gave by the dust on my shoes. Dust looks good. Mud sucks.

We have a very hot period of time in most of the Europe.
Although 19 degrees Celsius (66 fahrenheit) in the morning, the humidity is usually 100% at 6am.
Later, the temperature rises to 37-38 degrees Celsius ( 100 fahrenheit) and the humidity goes down to 35%.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

#runwithme #dawnpatroll #dustrules
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Thanks, Stef
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3 (out of 16) interval workouts left from my 2 months testing.

It appears that there are studies which confirm my theory about workout intensity.

To maximize the performance in shorter time, I said that 25% of the monthly distance ran should be intervals.

This article is a bit technical, but it shouldn't be difficult to understand it:
http://training4endurance.co.uk/improve-endurance/lactate-threshold-training/

The author says that tempo runs are more efficient, because the risk of overtraining is higher in interval workouts.
With my intervals optimization formula the risk of overtraining is low and it didn't occur after 7 weeks of testing.
I'm already prepared for the next level of intensity, but I think I've tested enough.

Let's see if I can make a phrase out of hashtags:

#runwithme, be part of #dawnpatrol and try some #intervals
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There are some cool things about intervals.

You need to do them at a specific pace and with each interval you have to try to tune your pace, by perception.
You learn to control your pace and estimate the resources you have left.
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Something that I've tried to demonstrate in my childhood.

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Another interval workout today.
10x600 meters @ 2:55, with 2:00 break.

I'm using my formula for optimizing the pace and break between intervals:
http://2hats.net/rwm/#/intervals-optimizer
It works perfect so far.

For the past week I had to deal with 100% humidity at each workout (except for the long bicycle ride).
Some people say that running in high humidity is similar to running at high altitude, because of the lack of oxygen.
I say is true just partially, because the dehydration is much faster in high humidity.
Perhaps short workouts are more advantageous in high humidity.

I use to run in the morning, in the twilight, when the humidity reaches its maximum.
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You're right, +Stef Coetzee, thanks. Now is much better.

To be honest, the optimized interval workouts are very tough, quite at the limit of excess, but it works.


After I finished the first month of intervals I did a 5k test and my performance increased by 80 seconds.
So I had to optimize the intervals again.
Initially I said that there is no way to do intervals at the new plan.
After the second interval workout I was comfortable with it.
After the 4th (today) I'm already doing accidentally faster than I should.
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I track my workouts with Run With Me.
It has an individual and team championship.

Friendly and fun, but who dares to challenge me?

Just for Android currently:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=twohats.net.runwithme

#running #runwithme
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My humble ride report from Saturday.
The performance of a bike makes a lot of difference on a longer distance, but I'm quite attached to my bike and I can't tell that "she" is slow.
 
This Saturday's long run was replaced with a 77km bike ride.
Not many incidents. A dog scared the hell out of me and I went in the bushes, but for my surprise, I didn't fell.
I was happy that the roads are empty, until I realised that the drivers are driving faster.

Judging by the soreness and the deep sleep I had later, the equivalent in running would be 30 km. My bicycle is more for the city ride.

Once again, my application +Run With Me​ proved to be stable. Go #runwithme!

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Stephen Hawking has a AMA (ask me anything) session between 27th of July to 4th of August about artificial intelligence.

He seems to be concerned about the path of technology, especially of making machines too smart.

With my pseudo-science I can only think of some questions, so I'll limit myself to share my opinion to whoever reads this post. And debate if interested.

I say that the main challenge is to create a machine with self awareness.
In order to be completely independent from humans, or code, a machine needs to have a few of the animal reign characteristics.

I was unpleasantly surprised of which characteristics seems to be absolutely necessary:
- egoism
- fear
- craving

These elements are must have, in order to survive. Others are optional.

#stephenhawking   #ai   #human  
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On the contrary, I am pleasantly surprised by the characteristics you included ^.^
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#Monday challenge: learn to milk a yak!

Yaks are particularly difficult to milk, because are hairy. 

Warning: don't try to learn to milk a yak if you never milked a goat or cow before.

#hairycows   #milkmania   #fitness  
#fitnessmotivation   #art  
During field work in August, I visited Gurvanbulag and Bayanbulag counties in Northern Bayanhongor. Gurvanbulag is the coldest region in Bayanhongor province (it was definitely very cold when I vis...
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I never milked anything before either.

It was on my plan to buy a goat this year, but I heard that are not easy to take care. And are a bit crazy.

Mondays are pretty grey usually and I thought that something new and unexpected might color the day.
This post will probably hunt me  for a few months. It happened before.
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A gang of 6-7 dogs without owner have moved recently in the forest.
Today was the first time when I got closer to them.
They were all barking and looking one to each other (or at the alpha dog) for a decision.
I don't like this, because if one of would've made a step forward to attack me, then the rest of them would followed.

I need a solution to protect myself and fight with them. Any suggestions?

So today I had to find another path where to do my workout.
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Still trying to picture you running with 2.5meters of cable!! Assume it coils up small on what you plan to purchase??
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+Run With Me​ says I ran 20.14 km, GPS only.
Google Fit says that I ran 23.36 km, with mixed data, GPS and mobile networks pillars.
Actual distance: 20.75, measured with the bike.

Anyway, I'm happy that is over, lol.
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+George Ilie I'm the first to admit I can (and have) get sucked in because of a 'pretty' or 'cool looking' app, but at some point I get tired of that and just want the info in easy some terms. Calories burned is something I've never believed... Lol! Of course I always want it to be more!
And the live tracking is kind of a neat feature, maybe a little 'stalker-like', ha ha... Kidding. 
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This is interesting: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1773571244/tune-your-running-technique

I believe it's an innovation in running.
It makes me curious, from both points of view, running and technology.

Any comments?

#runningform #biomechanics #kinematix
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+Kinematix  - what George said :) ... I only wear fivefingers ;}
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I love life, tech, running and biking. Let's do one of these together.
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Dear reader, if you look for a partner for running or riding the bike, try Run With Me - an application to track outdoor activities.


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