Hacking your body: Running as performance tuning

Location: E146 Level: Novice
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Your body is a machine. If you jog or run, then by mixing things up, you can help make that machine run more efficiently. Running faster is, in short, a performance optimisatioon problem.

The body is made up of a number of sub-systems that go into running performance: the cardio-vascular system, muscle strength, mental resistance, and running mechanics.

This talk will cover the basics of how to establish a performance baseline, constructing a training program to improve performance by targeting specific subsystems with specific types of training session, and then measuring the improvements.

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Dave Neary

Red Hat

Dave Neary is the founder of Neary Consulting, specialising in growing open communities and developing free software strategy. In this role, he has worked as the docmaster of the Maemo community, and OpenWengo community manager. He is also a runner, and a qualified athletics coach.

With a long history of participation in free software projects, including the GIMP, GNOME, OpenWengo, Maemo and MeeGo, Dave has been exploring the subject of company/community interactions for over a decade.


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