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Life is like a bag of dicks

I’m a partial jerk. Not a complete jerk, since complete jerks tend to be too narcissistic to know they’re jerks, but definitely part of one—perhaps …

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

  I ran my first marathon last Friday. Yay! Luckily, I didn’t follow in the footsteps of the first guy to try it, a Greek …

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Love Between Cups of Coffee

Much like relationships and COVID-19, cleaning a fancy road bike is complicated. Sure, your childhood BMX probably just needed the occasional hosing (although leaving it …

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Exercise!

She’s Going Down!

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 …

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Why Do Gravel Grinders Give You Gut Gravy?

If you’re an endurance idiot like me, odds are that you’ve done a long, pointless, awful event (or maybe several dozen of them) and ended …

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Immunonutrition: Eating to Avoid Illness as an Endurance Athlete

 Since exercise is supposed to make us healthy and stuff, you’d think endurance athletes, who spend countless hours running, cycling, paddling, swimming, or (insert action …

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The No Carbs After 6pm Rule! Now Featuring Science!

When it comes to nutrition, I tends to side with science—or at least common sense and strong anecdotal evidence. Usually, this serves me well, but …

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Let’s slice up the “pizza-a-day” diet!

While few things are more commendable than a solid food challenge, nothing triggers my horse poop detector like this Mad Lib: “I’m going to eat …

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A Little Advice...

Can losing weight really break your metabolism?

By now, you probably know about the media’s gloomy take on a recent study in the journal Obesity regarding how participants of The Biggest Loser …

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