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    Nutrition During Endurance Competition

    By Haris Ioannides on April 25, 2014

    Reblogged from: christostriathlon1 Glycogen is the form in which carbohydrates are stored in our bodies and can be found in the liver and muscles. Since the muscles have a greater overall surface area than the liver, a larger amount of glycogen (referred to as muscle cell glycogen) is stored there. Specifically, adults have about 2.6-3.5 ounces (75-100 grams) of carbohydrates stored

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    Triathlon. Loving it is easy

    By Haris Ioannides on April 22, 2014

    Triathlon. Loving it is easy. Swim, Bike, Run. The Ultimate Beginner’s guide If you’re new to the ever expanding Armida universe,  you’re excused for not knowing about Triathlon and our passion for the sport. Still the only book on Triathlon in Greek – now in its 4th incarnation, and even after 3 years of fighting it out with the big

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    Why books look old-fashioned… and why that’s a good thing

    By Haris Ioannides on February 27, 2014

    By Ruben De Baerdemaeker Fonts of wisdom If you enjoy reading – and let’s assume you do; otherwise, what you are doing now makes no sense at all – you have an interest in fonts. Not an active interest, perhaps, but fonts matter to you: you will “like” some typefaces more than others, and, given the choice between two versions

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    100 Books to read…

    By Haris Ioannides on February 26, 2014

    By: Haris Ioannides – Armida Publications Going through this impressive list by, I have to admit that the books mentioned definitely deserve being there. As a Greek, I was glad to see “Zorba the Greek“, by Nikos Kazantzakis, and “Middlesex“, by Jeffrey Eugenides. Kazantzakis is perhaps one of the most recognized Greek authors and needs no introductions. I’d just like to add

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    The 30 Harshest Author-on-Author Insults In History

    By Haris Ioannides on March 23, 2012

    30. Gustave Flaubert on George Sand “A great cow full of ink.” 29. Robert Louis Stevenson on Walt Whitman “…like a large shaggy dog just unchained scouring the beaches of the world and baying at the moon.” 28. Friedrich Nietzsche on Dante Alighieri “A hyena that wrote poetry on tombs.” 27. Harold Bloom on J.K. Rowling (2000) “How to read ‘Harry

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