Somebody seems to miss Hillary Clinton. Hell of a busy time for concerned citizens. Donald Trump just kicked off his re-election campaign, leaving his supporters cheering while less enthusiastic citizens kept yelling “That’s just not true!” at the television.
The water is almost gone. Satellite photographs reveal the stark shrinking of one of the main rain-fed reservoirs that serves Chennai, one of the biggest cities in India.
At least 21 cities in India, including capital New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad, will run out of groundwater by 2020, affecting around 100 million people. One of the worrying predictions of climate change has been a weakening monsoon season in South Asia.
Most people are expected to outlive their retirement savings, a new study from the World Economic Forum found. That should come as no surprise, as the median amount baby boomers have saved for retirement is just $152,000, according to a report from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies.
Year after year, centimetre by centimetre, Rudi Suwandi's home in north-west Jakarta is being swallowed. The trees and park where kids would play have vanished, houses with their own backyards - gone, entire rooms of Rudi's house have been consumed.
Gretchen Reynolds on the science of fitness. Many runners may be wearing the wrong shoes for their particular stride or the right shoes that were chosen for the wrong reasons, according to a new scientific review about running shoes and injury risks.
I started running a year ago. I had just begun a new job after leaving my own startup. I was tired of being a founder and desperately needed a break. I wanted to have a calmer lifestyle and I wanted a hobby. Running seemed like a great choice for a hobby.
Head Tilt How you hold your head is key to overall posture, which determines how efficiently you run. Let your gaze guide you. Look ahead naturally, not down at your feet, and scan the horizon. This will straighten your neck and back, and bring them into alignment. Don't allow your chin to jut out.
Do you know how to run? It’s a simple question, and probably something you might not even think about. After all, what’s so tough about running, right?
As a runner, there is almost nothing in this world that can take me to the places that running does. I find solitude in my running, I find my thoughts and my peace, I find energy and motivation, I come up with my best ideas and solve my toughest problems. Running transforms me.
In late July 2015, Ralph Crowley woke up in a sleeping bag just outside of Quito, Ecuador. He lay snuggled inside for a few minutes, before scrambling to put the bag and roughly 20 lbs. of gear, clothing, and food into the athletic backpack he’d be wearing for the rest of the week.
Docker is an amazing product. In a very short amount of time it's drastically changed (for the better) how we at &yet deploy our applications. With everything containerized, it becomes very easy to run an arbitrary number of apps on a small cluster of servers.
Athletes who spent the past few years embracing or scorning barefoot running can now consider whether increasingly popular “maximalist” shoes — with their chunky, heavily cushioned soles — are the sport’s new wonder product. Some dismiss the shoes as gimmicky, or just silly-looking.
A team of researchers at the University of Copenhagen have come up with a new training concept for runners that shows an increase in health and performance despite a 50% reduction in the amount of training.
Whether you’re joining our Turkey Trot Throwdown or just want the benefits running provides, you probably have some questions about how, exactly, you “become” a runner, beyond putting on shoes and going outside. Fortunately, we have answers, and now’s the best time to start.
In Segment’s early days, our infrastructure was pretty hacked together. We provisioned instances through the AWS UI, had a graveyard of unused AMIs, and configuration was implemented three different ways.
Are you making one of the following running form mistakes? There is a lot of chatter surrounding proper running form in today’s running world, which makes it very difficult to discern which approach is appropriate or suitable for you.
There’s a good chance you consider yourself a slow runner—and shouldn’t. At any speed, you can still celebrate your victories. Ask around, and you’ll probably find that runners you admire consider themselves “slow,” too. I started out as a slow runner.
The number of people running on a regular basis has risen by more than a third since 2005, Sport England says. Who are they? Every week close to two million people are spending at least 30 minutes running to keep fit. The numbers are up 75,000 in the past six months alone, Sport England says.
Can I run in sneakers? Running doesn't require much investment in gear and accessories, but you have to have a good pair of running shoes. Unlike sneakers, running shoes are designed to help your foot strike the ground properly, reducing the amount of shock that travels up your leg.
For a sport that prides itself on its simplicity, distance running often plumbs the messy depths of the human psyche. I thought of this last month, as I sat slumped on the floor against my apartment door, trying to muster up the will to start my run. A nasty virus had hollowed me out.
Few things can ruin a good run like turning a corner and facing a towering hill. You were making good time! You were flying along and everything felt great and the robot lady on your running app was whispering excellent numbers into your ear. Now that all comes to an end. You must trudge.
Learn how to squeeze a little more speed out of yourself by making the most of your training. We all want to get faster. And we’re all busy too. The most obvious and commonly pursued way to improve race times is to run more.
With the proper alignment, you'll be able to run more easily and prevent injury. Here's a tip for naturally straightening up while running and avoiding poor posture: let your breath and gaze correct you. The key to overall posture is how you hold your head, according to Runner's World.
AVOID THE TERRIBLE TOO’S. Doing too much, too soon, too fast is the number-one cause of running injuries. The body needs time to adapt to increases in mileage or speed. Muscles and joints need recovery time so they can handle more demands.
The only time I was tempted to buy a shirt at a marathon expo, it bore the relatable phrase: “I love running ... except while I’m doing it.” Running is hard work, but we push through because it’s worthwhile in some way. I always feel accomplished at the end of a run.
The project will then download all of the needed dependencies and compile each of the project artifacts. Each service will be built, and then a Maven Docker plugin will automatically build each of the images into your local Docker registry.
When running coach Eric Orton got an e-mail from a writer named Christopher McDougall in 2005, he had no idea that it would land him in a book that launched a revolution. Yet even as Born to Run took off, and the barefoot craze with it, Orton quietly shook his head. Everyone missed the point.
Welcome to Inefficiency Week. Over the next five days, we’re going to take a look at what we lose when we get lost in the chase for efficiency. We’ll explore the ways it’s changing the games we love to watch. We’ll remember its failures across the pop culture spectrum.
Programming language performance is something that nearly everyone cares about at some point, whether they realise it or not.
Earlier this year, we made a decision to run every task on IronWorker inside its own Docker container. Since then, we’ve run over 300,000,000 programs inside of their own private Docker containers on cloud infrastructure.
I’ve decided, at the age of thirty-two, to start running. Not as a result of a desire to be healthier or out of a competitive spirit; not even because it is a very grown-up thing to do and you will be assimilated into the cult of running if you wish to be taken seriously as a professional adult.
This is a guest repost from Calvin French-Owen, CTO/Co-Founder of Segment. In Segment’s early days, our infrastructure was pretty hacked together. We provisioned instances through the AWS UI, had a graveyard of unused AMIs, and configuration was implemented three different ways.
When you split your time between the two (say, 50/50), you can develop the physical skills necessary to run faster off road, while continuing to work on foot speed, recovery, and endurance on the road and maintaining the ability to withstand the impact forces of road running.
Gretchen Reynolds on the science of fitness. Barefoot-running enthusiasts long have believed that running without shoes or in minimalist footwear makes running easier, speedier and less injurious.
When I ran cross country in high school, the fastest guy on the boys team ran barefoot. I remember thinking this was wacky, especially given that a lot of the “cross country” courses were on asphalt.
Movement is critical in our lives. Often, in order to grow or to overcome strife we need a sense of undergoing a passage or transition. Movement shifts perspective and, in so doing, provides clarity, firing up hope, drive and possibility.
Runners have always had a view on whether treadmill running is easier than doing it outdoors. Michael Mosley weighs up his options. For those of us who rather optimistically made a New Year's resolution to do a bit more exercise, running is the obvious and popular option.
Gina Kolata on exercise. It’s a topic of endless debate among runners. Is there a best way to run, so that you use the least energy and go the fastest? And does it help to run barefoot or in minimalist shoes?
On his website you can learn many things about Andrew Jones, professor of applied physiology at the University of Exeter.
Apple takes user submitted data for age, height, gender and weight to help it calculate the different data points it provides for workouts and activities, but there is also a way to calibrate Apple Watch to improve the accuracy of the data.
There's nothing like racing a hard 5K, especially when the runner's high kicks in. It's a rewarding distance to race, and you can run many of them in a season! In order to race fast, you've got to run fast in training. Here are five fun 5K workouts to help you reach your sub-28:00 goal.
Betty asks: I’ve read about your training philosophy to run by your breath and body, but breathing isn’t my limiting factor. My legs are. Sometimes I can be breathing easily, but my legs feel tired. Do you have any tips? Thanks! –Betty
Gretchen Reynolds on the science of fitness. Warm weather is on its way across the country — really, it is, I promise — and so are spring marathons, meaning that many people soon will begin a new or augmented running program. Many also will wind up sidelined by injury.
Ready to chase your weekend warrior dreams, but aren't sure where to start? Two running coaches help de-mystify the process.
In recent years, many barefoot running enthusiasts have been saying that to reduce impact forces and injury risk, runners should land near the balls of their feet, not on their heels, a running style that has been thought to mimic that of our barefoot forebears and therefore represent the most natur
What are strides? I get this question ALL THE TIME so I thought it would be helpful to explain exactly what they are and how to use them in your training. I also surveyed runners on Twitter – you can follow me @JasonFitz1 – to see if they ran strides.
Before anyone gets offended, let me make clear: It’s not you, it’s me. I am, admittedly, not the target age for the new wave of running groups, but I can’t think of any time in my life when I would have felt completely comfortable in one of them.
The French poet Paul Valéry once said, “The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best.” In that spirit, consider a situation many of us will find we know too well: You're sitting at your desk in your office at home.
Many runners are happy running their regular routes at a relaxed “feel-good pace.” This boosts your overall fitness and gives you a break from your everyday stress. But it is precisely this monotony in your training that can often lead to boredom and waning motivation.
As part of WIRED’s exclusive look at Breaking2, Nike’s revolutionary attempt to break the two-hour marathon mark, our writer is using the same training regime, apparel, and expertise as Nike’s three elite athletes to try to achieve his own personal milestone: a sub-90-minute half-marathon.
If you can't imagine running for longer than 10 minutes, you're not a lost cause in the running world. In fact, running for just 10 minutes, five days a week could be all it takes to reap running's big benefits.
A couple of months ago I set out to investigate some orchestration tools for Docker containers. I.e. something that would help us schedule Docker containers onto nodes in a cluster and make sure that our services stays up in case of various failures.
Elite road racers make running look effortless. While most of us appear to be in pain, their cadence and form belie any of that misery.
When the sun looms over the Harvey Bear Ranch Park trailhead, the San Martin, California park, like much of the parched state, takes on the crispy brown color of a bowl of Golden Grahams. But early on a Saturday morning, the sun is resting, and Harvey Bear looks, and feels, more like a nightclub.
When you’ve got a running shoe you swear by, you’d think shopping would be easy—but shoe makers change styles, and stores can be fickle in what they keep in stock. Shoekicker comes to the rescue by finding your shoe and telling you who has the best price.
You may be able to race faster on three or four runs per week than you do on six or seven. There are three key workouts that every runner should do each week. These are essential, must-do workouts. All of your other runs are optional.
And you don't have to go it alone—in fact, most women don't. Growing numbers of female running enthusiasts are even building girls' getaway weekends around races. "There are now several women's-only half-marathon series because there's such high demand for these experiences, says Lamppa.
Running is our sport. Running fascinates all age groups, all levels and all nationalities. Running unites. Runners love the feeling of freedom. I love to challenge myself, so I started coaching to offer running technique courses to sports enthusiasts wishing to run easier and feel stronger.
Take on "dependency hell" with Docker containers, the lightweight and nimble cousin of VMs. Learn how Docker makes applications portable and isolated by packaging them in containers based on LXC technology.
On a sunny Saturday morning in Carbondale, Colorado, nine runners, including me, were hungry for happy miles. We were an injured lot—with a combined medical history that included countless hamstring strains, beat-up knees, tweaked backs, and cortisone shots.
OMAHA — Kaci Lickteig, in her creative efforts to mimic various mountain ranges that are not native to Nebraska, does some of her most important training here on a nondescript stretch of road that she calls Pacific Hill.
As we approach the 60th anniversary of the four-minute mile, Mary Beard reflects on what has changed in the sport of running. In a few days' time it will be the 60th anniversary of the first four-minute mile.
Say hello to Jason Fitzgerald, founder of Strength Running. Jason is a USA Track and Field certified coach, 2:39 marathon runner, and Warrior Dash winner. With over 15 years of competitive experience, he helps runners of all levels stay healthy and injury free.
Promises are currently the best tool we have for asynchronous programming and they appear to be our best hope for the forseeable future, even if they’ll be hiding behind generators or async functions.