Monday, January 11, 2010

Gravity as an entropic force!

A very interesting paper that describes gravity as an entropic force and derives Newton's and Einstein's equations from the entropy of the matter.

Interesting stuff indeed!

Wednesday, January 06, 2010


Since I don't want to spend all day on the road, I've set a couple of milestones for myself. Ultimately to run a marathon in three hours.

So, to be able to train less I have to train harder.

Snow prevents blisters

Passed another milestone yesterday when I ran 20 km. I was almost home at 13km and felt I had so much energy that I'd go for it. The last two K were a bitch but I think that has something to do with me running them through the city on paths I know all too well. I seem to get much less tired when I run in newer territory.

The most interesting thing is that I have suffered almost no ill-effects whatsoever, even though the run was completely unplanned. I have no blisters on my feet and practically no soreness in my calves. I suspect the cold weather (minus two degrees) combined with the unplowed snow on the streets acted as a natural ice bath so to speak. Usually ice baths are applied after a run, for practical reasons I suspect ;), however having that effect throughout the run seems to have helped in preventing any blistering whatsoever. While the skin is cold, the inside of the feet is quite warm so no risk of frostbite. I did discover a small hole on the side of the right foot when I got in the shower. It's as if a needle had been used to make a hole in the skin. I can feel the muscles in my right foot today, so will be giving it some rest.

I've also noticed that running without socks in the VFF is far superior to running with socks. My pinky toes seem to get lodged a strange angle with socks which makes them hit the ground on the side which results in some pain in the nail. No socks have no such problems, however they get colder. They are the only toes that seem to suffer somewhat from the cold weather.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Marathon in 2010

So I've decided to run a marathon this year. Either I'll do it at the Copenhagen Marathon in may or I'll run my own marathon on the same date. I'll be running in my Sprints and I intend to run every day, even if it's just two kilometres, until it's done.

To keep it all recorded, I'll post updates here of my progress, mostly for my own sake.

First thing's first though: creating a playlist suitable for a run of this length...

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Running in -10 degrees, bliss

It's interesting how running in -10 degree weather feels the same as 0 degree weather once you get your steam going. Your hands also get more cold than your feet, despite similar amount of protection on both.

After a kilometre or two, it's quite pleasant. I'd say more pleasant than running during the summer actually. And of course you have the roads pretty much to yourself as well ;)