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Here are the real best things to do in New York City, according to locals

There are thousands of things to do in this massive city — whether it's your first or 15th time visiting.<p>To help narrow down the long to-do list for every trip, we asked locals for insider tips on the truly best things to do in the city.

6 Steps to Injury-Free Running

Sports doc Jordan Metzl’s get-stronger, run-better plan.<p><i>This is adapted from</i> Running Strong: The Sports Doctor's Complete Guide to Injury-Free Running for Life<i>, by Jordan Metzl, M.D.</i><p>Why do you run? Because it feels good. Because it relieves stress. Because it fills you with energy. Because it makes …

Running for Time vs. Distance

Both minutes and miles have pros—and cons.<p>Researchers have found that our minds process distance and time differently. When the finish line of a measured effort is in sight, you get visual feedback about how much farther you have to go, which spurs you to accelerate near the end. Time feedback, …

21 Cities That Were Made For Running

Trails and boardwalks and paths, oh my!<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

Hiking

How to Time Workouts for Best Performance

Precisely schedule quality training sessions to achieve your best results.<p>Seasoned runners know that long runs, tempo runs, and speedwork are all critical to improving performance. What's more challenging, perhaps, is scheduling these sessions so you get the most out of each effort. "It's important …

Who Was the Dad Leading the Boston Marathon at Mile One?

The father of two wanted his kids to see him on TV.<p>Meb Keflezighi calls the Boston Marathon the “People’s Olympics.”<p>That’s because it’s a place where athletic specimens with the highest aerobic capacities in the world do the same exact thing as an 82-year-old grandmother wearing trash bags. It’s …

The Dirt on All Things Trail Running

When it’s time to go for a run, Lisa Jhung heads to the trails. The 42-year-old freelance journalist started running when she was 17 and dreamt of walking on to U.C. Santa Barbara’s volleyball team. To be considered, the San Diegan had to run a timed mile. “I had to get into shape for it, Jhung …

Running

Train on Different Surfaces to Avoid Injury and Boost Performance

Trails, grass, sand, and water keep you healthier and make you faster.<p>Most runners log their miles on neighborhood streets. But roads shouldn't be your only training ground. "Running on different surfaces changes up the scenery, workout, and effort, giving road runners an often-needed break," says …

Get Strong Legs

A few quick exercises are all you need to get a strong lower body<p>At mile 20 of the 1993 world championships marathon, mark plaatjes was trailing the leader by more than a minute. Then he kicked into overdrive and overtook Lucketz Swartbooi to win the race. Plaatjes, now 45, credits his surge not …

Recover Right to Run Faster

<i>The right recovery drink does more than replenish—research suggests it can make you faster.</i><p>Running a marathon burns lots of calories—about 3,200 if …

How to Run Strides

This running drill improves your form and mechanics.<p><i>Kevin asks: I'm training for a half marathon and the schedule I'm following includes strides. I'm not certain I'm doing them correctly. Can you explain what they are and how to properly run them?</i><p>A stride (a.k.a. a pick-up) is an easy to perform …

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16 Of The Most Photogenic Hikes On The West Coast

Best coast?

Hiking

The 5 Carbs You Should Be Eating Before The Big Race

Attention, runners! Repeat after us: Carbs are good for me.<p>In fact, carbohydrates aren't just nutritious in the days leading up to a big race like a marathon -- they're <i>essential</i>. And with both the Boston Marathon and London Marathon right around the corner, we spoke with Pam Nisevich Bede, a …

15 of the World's Most Epic Places to Run

<i>Suffering from itchy feet? For adventurous runners, there are dozens of epic races and routes around the world to simultaneously treat the running bug and satisfy wanderlust...</i><p><b>1. Atacama Crossing, Chile</b><p>The Atacama Crossing, held in October, is one of the races that make up the 4Deserts challenge: …

Shakshuka pizza recipe

A delicious veggie pizza recipe inspired by the Middle Eastern breakfast dish Shakshuka<p>Shakshuka is my favourite breakfast in the world, ever. You make a spicy tomato and pepper sauce, simmer it until it’s thick, then make a couple of hollows, crack in two eggs, and bake in the oven until they are …

Morada Brindisa Asador, London W1, restaurant review

Not many greens but plenty to chew on at the Spanish restaurant Brindisa’s newest incarnation in central London<p><b>Morada Brindisa Asador</b> 18-20 Rupert Street, London W1 6DF <b><br>Contact:</b> <b>brindisatapaskitchens.com</b> 020 7478 8758 <b><br>Price:</b> Four Dishes: <b>£28.15</b><p>If there’s anybody who visited the original Brindisa in …

National Parks Road Trip: Utah

Discover the Road to Mighty: Zion > Bryce Canyon > Capitol Reef > Arches > Canyonlands<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> McCarran International, Las Vegas<p>This multiday adventure on remote byways is a journey through the slickrock heart of the American West, linking Utah’s "Mighty Five" national parks—Zion, Bryce …

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How It Works: Death By Black Hole

A quantum quandary<p>As you fall feet first across an event horizon—the point where nothing can escape the black hole’s gravitational pull—you don’t feel anything change. But eventually, gravity is so much stronger at your feet than your head that you’re stretched apart, like Play-Doh, until you snap. …

5 Easy Curry Recipes You Need to Try

Curry, a dish originating from southern and southeastern Asia, is a delicate combination of spices, herbs, and other savory notes, typically …

How to make crispy Korean chicken nuggets, Dak-gangjeong (닭강정)

Who wouldn't enjoy munching on these little sticky spicy chicken nuggets that are crisp, sweet, and tangy? They are a little bit on the spicy side, …

15 Notebooks That Will Inspire Your Creativity

We schedule appointments and meetings on our smartphones and computers, we take notes on our tablets and even journal through apps. But for some people — or everyone, on certain occasions — our tech devices can hinder our creative juices. The practices of handwriting, calligraphy and even sketching …

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How to Land Your Dream Job and Travel the World

If you’ve ever found yourself Googling “how to travel the world” or “jobs where you can travel,” DreamJobbing could be the answer.<p>Who doesn't want an …

Common Running Injuries (and How to Fix Them)

If you run, eventually you’re going to get hurt. We know that’s not what you want to hear, but the numbers don’t lie (even if they do vary). According to the latest research, between 30 to 80 percent of you will suffer some sort of running injury. With this statistic in mind, we reached out to …

Pain

The Extreme Speed Workout

Unleash incredible speed with this workout plan<p>In any race, there comes a point when you have to shift into fifth gear. You need to pass an opponent, push through a wall, or fly to the finish line.<p>Your ability to unleash incredible speed at pivotal moments like these can transform your</b> …

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The Secret to High-Intensity Interval Training

Athletes have long used interval training to amplify performance, but recent research suggests you should crank up the intensity even more. Curious about how to maximize interval training, Jens Bangsbo, a professor at the University of Copenhagen and a former assistant coach with Italy’s dominating …

A Beginner's Guide to Cross-Training

Elliptical? Rowing? Cycling? How to choose an activity that's right for you.<p>Cross-training—with cycling, swimming, the elliptical trainer, or the rowing machine—can play an important role in your overall fitness routine. It gives the muscles you use in walking and running a chance to recover while …

The best science-fiction and fantasy books for March

Carola Dibbell’s fascinating debut, <b>The Only Ones</b> (Two Dollar Radio; paperback, $16.99), details the emotional journey of Inez Fardo, a 19-year-old who has survived terrible trauma and yet still manages to find life wondrous at times. In a time when most of the population has been wiped out by a …