Author Archives: Dylan Nisky

Ethical cheating?

We’ve been talking about doping in class quite a bit. Last year I did some extra readings for a philosophy course and stumbled upon an article written by an ethicist who supported doping. While I forget his name (sorry, ethicist … Continue reading

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Mind the gap

In NCAA cross country, men run 8k and women run 6k. In national and international races, men run 10 or 12k and women run 5, 6 or 8k. I think these differences are silly. They stem from outdated beliefs that … Continue reading

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The worst water

The Badwater Ultramarathon is a 135 mile footrace through Death Valley to Mount Whitney, starting 300m below sea level and rising to 8360m above. Death Valley is pretty much a toaster oven and the race is in mid-July, so the … Continue reading

Posted in Week 3 | 1 Comment

The Runner’s High

I run a lot. I’m also generally around people who run a lot. Since I’ve started running and have listened to people talk about running, and have thumbed through my fair share of running posts online and running articles, I’ve … Continue reading

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No pain, no gain

What is the most painful track event? This question has baffled both experts and bored high school students for literally tens of years. Fortunately, I shall now attempt to answer it. Before I proceed, a couple points of clarification. First … Continue reading

Posted in Exercise Physiology, Week 2 | 5 Comments

That probably means something, I just don’t know what

I love running, but it has never really loved me back. I started training competitively my junior year of high school, my senior year I had a stress fracture in my foot that put me out for over a month. … Continue reading

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Hey, Aqualung

I learned to scuba dive when I was in 7th grade. My dad had been an avid scuba diver when he was younger and had convinced me to try it. He was assisted by my uncle, a former scuba instructor … Continue reading

Posted in Exercise Physiology, Week 1 | 1 Comment