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There have been some interesting discussions around obesity and fitness. I'd suggest that fitness, fatness, and healthiness are interrelated, but separate. While it's possible to be fat and fit, it's much harder to achieve. You can be fat and healthy, but the long term outlook is that being fat impairs health. It's also possible to be fit and unhealthy, or healthy and unfit, but the long term outlook is they tend to go together. So being fit is good, being thin is good, being healthy is good, and they all support each other.
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The BSX Insight is promising but limited, so I bit the bullet and ordered the far more expensive Moxy as well. A non-intrusive way of measuring lactate would be wonderful if it works well.
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So, I'm not feeling up to a graded treadmill test today, where you start slow and increase the pace until you can't keep going. I need to do another test as part of my review of the BSX lactate monitor and my subconscious is screaming "I don't wanna." The problem is, I know it's not going to be any easier if I put it off; today is probably as good as it gets.
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Turns out the BSX is dead and needs returning.
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I came back from the cool weather in Minneapolis to find an Ambit 3R and BSX lactate monitor waiting for me. I'll focus on the Ambit once I've got the first review of the Epix out. (Notice the Star Trek display on the Epix; not much functionality, but I like it anyway.)
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+Robert H. Yeah, so far, it's not quite what I expected.
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An interesting topic on reddit this morning "Have you ever fixed something about your running mechanics, techniques or strategies that gave you an immediate boost to your overall speed per effort?" https://www.reddit.com/r/running/comments/3cvah3/have_you_ever_fixed_something_about_your_running/ (I added my suggestions)
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yes. shorter strides especially on hills.
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The GORun Ride initially seems like a great shoe, but it's cushioning is more squishy than springy, and it wears too quickly.(It also seems to get confused with the "GORun" I reviewed yesterday.) http://fellrnr.com/wiki/Skechers_GoRun_Ride
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My replacement BSX Lactate Threshold sensor should be on its way back, and I have the Moxy Muscle Oxygen sensor, so I'm reading time reading up on Lactate Threshold theory to understand the science behind the devices. These devices have the potential to greatly improve our training by giving a clearer indication of the correct training paces.
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The BSX is to phone only, the Moxy will do Ant devices.
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I really liked the Altra Instinct 2, but I don't find their update to be as compelling. The shoe is now too firm for its weight, though it's still a top contender for ultras where you don't want to cut the toe box open. I compare the Instinct 3 with the Instinct 2, Asics Gel Hyper Speed, Hoka Clifton, Altra One, Saucony Kinvara, and the Asics GT 2000. http://fellrnr.com/wiki/Altra_Instinct
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Love the 2s (I bought 4 pairs), haven't tried the 3s yet.
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My review of the Garmin Epix http://fellrnr.com/wiki/Garmin_Epix along with its GPS Accuracy results http://fellrnr.com/wiki/GPS_Accuracy
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I'm afraid you're right from everything I'm hearing about the F3. I've had a few emails where people are really upset.
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Can anyone help me reverse engineer the protocol for a bluetooth device? More info for those that understand the question: I've been using a Masimo pulse oximeter which is more accurate than the previous devices I've worked with. It supports bluetooth low energy and has an iOS & android app, but I'd like to access it directly from my application. I've take an wireshark sump from Android, but I'm not familiar enough to work out how to approach a reverse engineered API.
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I've been experimenting with Garmin's Connect IQ that allows you to create "apps" for their watches. It's currently rather immature and buggy, with some functionality disallowed, but I think it will be really powerful. I've written a couple of apps to calculate relative running economy, and there are others I'd like to produce if Garmin gives us more access to the sensors.
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Does anyone use soda (Coke, Pepsi, etc.) as their sports drink? I saw Mike Morton run 172 miles/24 hours on Coke, and I’ve been surprised how well it works. (I de-fizz it and add salt.)
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Yes, I used to use coke for long runs and did the same eg add salt, but didn't like taste when warmer.
Occasionally if there is a pub nearby on a long run I still pop in for a cold coke which is great.
Btw thanks for your reply on off-road shoes.

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