This section is for those folks, as Peter Gabriel said, "whose minds are as healthy as their bodies". Clearly, humans do not live by computers alone. The resident dissident urges one and all to get out there and expand your lungs! Although most of the software and related items are aimed at runners, they can be used by cyclists, triathletes, cross-country skiers, or just about anyone engaged in endurance sports.
ABC's of HRM An overview of Heart Rate Monitoring; a novel training technique.
Easy Recipes for Endurance Athletes A few of my favorite ways to fuel and refuel.
Polar S610 Review One man's opinion of the Polar S610 hear rate monitor.
Quick, Easy and Cheap Sports Drink How to make your own sports drink with little fuss and low cost.
Treadmills: A Primer Everything you ever wanted to know about running on treadmills, including what to look for and training tips.
All dissidents athletics software was created by the resident dissident for his own use, and is available to you, free! If you like what you see and want to support these efforts, please consider a modest donation.
A graphical Windows-based (95/98/XP/etc.) calculator for pace and race time (with splits). January 03, 2003 version adds more pace output formats including MPH, km/h, feet/sec, and meters/sec. Freely redistributable. Example results shown below. Also available as a somewhat larger (70k) self-extracting zip file for those who don't have an unzip utility (download and execute): pracezip.exe
An equivalent race time and training pace calculator based on the work and VDOT concept of Jack Daniels, PhD. (see his books Running Formula and Oxygen Power for details). Runs under Windows 95/98/XP/etc. Example results shown below. October 25, 2005 version adds paces per mile and per km from original test perfermance. Also available as a somewhat larger (70k) self-extracting zip file for those who don't have an unzip utility (download and execute): VDOTerzip.exe
A collection of three command line (i.e., DOS shell) utilities. Includes very simple to use pace and race time calculators and a unique utility that filters (smooths) the data files from the Polar S-610, S-710, and S-810 heart rate monitors, for use with the Polar Precision Performance 3.0 software. Fully functional and freely redistributable. MS-DOS version.
Similar to above. Pace and race time calculators for the Amiga computer. Use with CLI/Shell window.
www.boilermaker.com Official site of the Utica Boilermaker road race, the largest 15k in the USA, and the most competitive in the world.
www.deadrunnerssociety.com The Dead Runners Society.
www.distancerunning.com Distance Running Hall of Fame, located in downtown Utica.
www.uticaroadrunners.org Site for the local RRCA and USATF affiliate running club.
www.rrca.org Road Runners Club of America site.
www.usatf.org USA Track and Field site.
www.runningtimes.com A great site with great content.
www.americanrunning.org American Running Association site.
www.pfitzinger.com Site of Pete Pfitzinger, olympic marathoner, exercise physiologist, and RT columnist.
www.track-and-field.net A very large global directory of resources and links for track and field.