Experiences

Atrophy from a 2.5 Month Hiatus from Running

I just did my second run since having to stop before my hernia surgery about 2.5 months ago.  I thought it would be interesting to share the areas of atrophy I’ve noticed – including some unexpected ones that may not qualify for atrophy in the medical sense so much as …

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Fit Isn’t Invincible

This may seem obvious, but it does warrant discussion.  Being in great shape does not make you invincible. As I’ve mentioned before, I recently had double hernia surgery with the full open method (rather than laparoscopically).  I got in as good physical shape as I possibly could to try to …

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The Butterfly Runner

I’ve been at home recovering from doubler hernia surgery since June 22nd.  As you can imagine, I’m not really able to work out during my recovery, and certainly can’t run.  If you have been keeping up with my Twitterstream, you’d know that I actually had to stop running a couple …

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Compression is Key

16.2 -> 16.8  What are those numbers?  Before and after for calorie burn per minute (cal/min). It may not look like a big difference (+0.6 calories), but when you do 45 minutes of cardio at the same resistance level, a 0.6 cal/min change adds up to another 27 calories, or …

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