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10 Tips To Improve Your Morning In 5 Minutes Or Less

You've probably heard about the importance of setting a morning routine. Morning routines set your days up for success, plus you get to enjoy the …

Productivity

How Meb Keflezighi Trained to Win the Boston Marathon

Exclusive details on mileage, diet and more.<p>Meb Keflezighi is an excellent example of the modern professional marathoner. Running comes first, of course, but there’s a lot more to Keflezighi’s preparation than putting in the miles; he considers everything he does in terms of how it affects his …

To Reach Your Goals, Make a Mental Movie

Warren Bennis, one of the most respected authorities on leadership in the world, said: “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” On the surface, this sounds perfunctory. But when we examine this more deeply, several important implications arise. If leadership is the ability to …

Manage Your Work, Manage Your Life

Artwork detail: Liliana Porter, Man with String, 2009, string and pencil lines on paper, 12 3/4″ x 15 3/4″<p>Work/life balance is at best an elusive ideal and at worst a complete myth, today’s senior executives will tell you. But by making deliberate choices about which opportunities they’ll pursue …

Five Questions to Identify Key Stakeholders

Suppose you’re meeting with a group of managers and staff members to determine who your key stakeholders are. (It’s an important task, because with limited resources, your organization or unit can’t do everything for everyone.) People will submit their ideas, and in no time at all you’ll have a …

The Importance of Giving Credit

Virtually everyone has experienced or witnessed instances in which credit was assigned in an unfair manner: managers unabashedly took credit for the work of their invisible hard-working staff; quiet performers were inadequately recognized for their contributions; credit was assigned to the wrong …

How to Manage Someone You Don’t Like

Everybody complains about incompetent bosses or dysfunctional co-workers, but what about irritating direct reports? What should you do if the person you manage drives you crazy? If the behavior is a performance issue, there’s a straightforward way to address what’s irking you — but what do you do …

Are You Too Afraid to Succeed?

Tim had been on the fast track. An Ivy League graduate, he had joined one of the premier consulting firms as an associate. He went on to take an MBA at INSEAD, graduating at the top of his class. Recruited by a pharmaceutical firm he rose quickly through the ranks, joining the executive team in …

When Research Should Come with a Warning Label

In his sharp and engaging new book, <i>The News: A User’s Manual</i>, the philosopher Alain de Botton describes the experience of consuming news as if we are woken each morning by a frantic official armed with “a briefcase filled with a bewildering and then in the end tiring range of issues: ‘Five …

Avoid Indoor Trainer Boredom

Get the most out of winter training, without losing your mind<p>A stationary bike trainer is a useful tool, but like any tool, it only helps if you use it the right way. Here, James Herrera, MS, founder and owner of elite coaching program Performance Driven, USA national BMX team coach, and the man …

101 Cycling Tips to Completely Transform Your Bike Life

Ride better, get stronger, be happier, go faster, look nicer, stay safer, get fitter, smile wider, and lots more<p>Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve …

Spring Cleaning for Your Bike

After a winter of rolling along salty streets or taking a sabbatical in your garage, your road bike might need some love. Get it humming again with these pro tips.<p><b>1. Check Your Chain</b> <br>With dozens of moving parts, your chain is susceptible to corrosion if left unmaintained. Some rust can be wiped …

How to Ride in the Rain

We asked two wet-weather experts for their best advice about pedaling when it pours. Here are their eight favorite tips for staying upright, calm, and happy.<p><b>Molly Cameron</b> <i><br>Portland Bicycle Studio</i><br>Portland, Oregon<br>(annual rainfall: 37.07 inches)<p><b>Stay stable</b><br>“Don’t lean into corners; your bike should be …

Training advice - The Running Bug

A Few Rules to Run By

What you need to know about short shorts, porta-potty lines, and other unspoken principles of the runners' code.<p>Running is simple.<p>You don't need a room full of pricey equipment or to phone in advance for a tee time. Running doesn't even require much skill—nothing could be easier. Naturally, there …

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

How Exercise Helps (and Hurts) Sleep

A single workout won't fix your sleep problems, but a consistent habit might.<p>Exercise helps you sleep better, right? That's the conventional wisdom, and has certainly been my experience. But for others, the opposite seems to be true. An interesting new study in the <i>Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine</i> …

Training advice - The Running Bug