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Is It Safe? Five Steps for Running a Marathon, Man

by Denis Faye | October 9, 2020
Filed Under: A Little Advice..., Exercise!

With this in mind, I think you can do it too. Here are five steps to make it happen. Step One: Pick an event. There are scores of marathons in the US every year. Pick one that moves you. Maybe it’s an iconic event like the New Y

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She’s Going Down!

by Denis Faye | September 10, 2020
Filed Under: Exercise!, Narcissism

COVID-19 played only a minor role in my new running habit. The real catalyst was my dysfunctional competition complex. When I train with others, my outsized desire to crush everyone in my vicinity is matched only by my limited abi

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Cardio may save you from zombies, but not necessarily a heart attack

by Denis Faye | May 18, 2011
Filed Under: Uncategorized

Apparently, it’s “Bothered by Science” Week here at The Real Fitness Nerd, cuz I have another study to whinge about. Here are the facts, hot off the press release: In one recent study in the Journal of the Americ

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Pickle Juice: Not just for pickling anymore

by Denis Faye | November 5, 2010
Filed Under: Uncategorized

Although the Real Fitness Nerd already knew about most of these “secret” runner’s foods, this msnbc.com article is a cool little list of odd things endurance athletes consume in hopes of getting an edge. Pickle j

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Run, Nemo, Run!

by Denis Faye | June 18, 2010
Filed Under: Uncategorized

I don’t really believe Pyry Tamminen’s Pool Sprint prototype will become “the future of running,” as the website claims, unless they’re referring to a potential Waterworld distopia and only then if Ea

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Running shoe’s sweet revenge.

by Denis Faye | March 19, 2010
Filed Under: Uncategorized

A few days ago, I had sport with my fellow Fitness Nerd Steve regarding his love of coffee and his willingness to poach my story ideas. Whilst I was a bit incendiary at the time, in all truth, I love Steve like a brother. Although

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Come on, Usian! You can do better than that!

by Denis Faye | February 10, 2010
Filed Under: Uncategorized

For all you glory-seekers out there looking to break a new world’s record, it appears the world’s fast man, Usian Bolt, has been slacking off. Now’s your chance to jump in. According to Wyoming University biomech

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Let Moderation Be For Other People

by Denis Faye | February 9, 2010
Filed Under: Uncategorized

I’ve always thought the cliché everything in moderation was ridiculous. Now I’ve got some stats to back me up. The “world’s largest study on running” has concluded that more exercise is better, period. “The government

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Barefoot Running Strikes Back

by Denis Faye | January 29, 2010
Filed Under: Uncategorized

If you’re a runner, to shod or not to shod is the question of the millennium. Or, at least, how to shod; high tech running shoes or something minimal? The January 28, 2010 edition of Nature provides some of the most compelling i

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Coffee, Running & Cancer

by Denis Faye | December 9, 2009
Filed Under: Uncategorized

Apparently I’m not going to be dying of prostate cancer anytime soon. Running and coffee have been two of my life’s cornerstones pretty much since I’ve been an adult, if not some time before. Now, according to two studies on

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