Terry Leyden

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The Minimalist Starter Kit

OK, you’ve decided to cast off the shackles of over-constructed, super-fly, whiz-bang-gizmo-from-outer-space running shoes and opted for the minimalist approach. Great! But you can't just strap a piece of leather to the bottom of your foot and hit the road. The body has to make adjustments to your …

Create Your Own Unsanctioned Race

<b>1. Plot a course.</b><p>Use a GPS unit like the Garmin 510 ($330) and a program like TopoFusion ($40) to create a digital route that riders can follow with their own GPS device or smartphone.<p><b>2. Think small.</b><br>The fewer the people, the less likely you are to encounter legal problems or liability issues. Aim …

Thrill of the Chase

Chasing Adventure in the Corners of the World<p>Itching for a getaway in an exciting new locale, with maybe some backpacking or surfing? These three trips offer all that and more - namely, surrounding areas often known for violence, corruption and drugs. But don't say no just yet. We did some …

The Explainer: Are Sports Supplements Killing Us?

<b>ABSTRACT</b>: Its been a busy month for supplements. Ray Lewis gets caught using Deer Antler spray. New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli claims that alleged PEDs he purchased from a Miami clinic were “legal ways to aid rehab and recovery.” And the death of a 30-year-old woman who ran the London …

Finding Solitude Adventures

7 Trip Ideas For Those Seeking Solitude on a Grand Scale<p>Let the masses line up for Old Faithful and Half Dome. These bold adventures take you to big places with the breathing room to match.<p>Ride the Rim: Canyonlands National Park, Utah<p>The White Rim Trail is a 100-mile mountain-bike route with clear …

Cross-Training With Trail Yoga

I tiptoed through my house, gathering my gear. When you have a family, a covert exit is essential if you're heading out on an early morning adventure. Wake the kids, and you'll get sucked into pouring bowls of Cheerios and dispensing chewy vitamins. Before you know it, the morning's half gone.<p>I'm …

The Top 10 Sports Science Stories of 2012

The number 10 story on this list has little to do with sports science. In 2012, Paul Ryan told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt that he ran a 2:50 or so marathon. He was off by about an hour. The moderator of an online running forum pitched a simple question to the masses looking to find proof …

The 9 Toughest Ultramarathons

The Toughest Ultras/Marathon des Sables 2011<p>Used to be that running a 50- or 100-mile race earned you bragging rights for life. No more. Today, the word “ultra” has been slapped on laundry detergent, lite beer, and any marathon that takes a step beyond 26.2 miles. It seems like every endurance …

How to Do Everything. (Well, Almost.)

Learning something new every day just ain't enough, so we rounded up a herd of pros, experts, and autodidacts; interrogated them (gently); and laid down their secrets here. Dig in to our encyclopedic array of do-it-yourself intelligence and discover the right way to climb high, fool fish, brew …

The Best Father's Day Gifts Money Can't Buy

Go Climbing Together<p>Professional climber Matt Wilder suggests doing some homework to find a climbing area where you can set up two routes with top ropes right next to each other. It's easy to climb together, but having the chance to communicate during the climb is the real treat. You'll need to do …

Birdwatching

Using Technology to Power Your Fitness

In the former Soviet Union, global sports domination was so vital to the propaganda machine that the regime employed an army of 5,500 elite sports doctors to analyze every aspect of their athletes, from heart rates to sleep cycles to cortisone levels. “It was very complicated,” says Val Nasedkin, a …

Heart Rates

Ungraspable Perfection on the Aiguille du Midi

<b>Happiness is only relative to our expectations.</b> That’s why I like to enter every ski adventure with low expectations and an open mind. Last weekend …

Some Important Facts About Climbing Mt. Everest

<b>Have you heard of Mount Everest?</b> Mount Everest is the tallest mountain on Earth, so it is also the best mountain on Earth. For several months each …

10 Things You REALLY Need on a River Trip

<b>Multi-day river trips are a gear junkie’s dream,</b> even better than car camping trips. Anything you can strap to the raft or stick in a dry bag is fair …

Living a Life Well Lived

<b>America could do no better than to have Big Jim Whittaker</b> as its first citizen to top Mt. Everest. Genial, without pretense, funny and at times …

The Lonely, Endearing Journey On ‘The Road From Karakol’

<b>In 2011, Kyle Dempster, one of the world’s most accomplished high-alpine climbers</b> and winner of the 2009 Piolet d’Or, flew to Kyrgyzstan with a …

Former space station commander Chris Hadfield resigns from Canadian Space Agency

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, the former commander of the International Space Station who just returned to Earth in May, announced his resignation from the Canadian Space Agency today, concluding a 35-year-long career. Hadfield, 53, said he was stepping down effective July 3rd primarily for …

Why do identical twins end up having such different lives?

Barbara Oliver has had an intriguing relationship with her identical twin sister, Christine, over the decades. Throughout their childhoods, they were …

FYI: Are Beer Bellies A Myth?

Glug glug glug...<p>Beer drinkers rejoice--the beer belly is a myth!<p>"The beer belly is a complete myth. The main source of calories in any alcoholic beverage is alcohol. ...There's nothing magical about the alcohol in beer, it's just alcohol," says Charles Bamforth, a professor of food science and …

New Human Body Part Discovered

Time to rewrite the textbooks!<p>The newest addition to human anatomy is just 15 microns thick, but its discovery will make eye surgery safer and simpler. Harminder Dua, a professor at the University of Nottingham, recently found a new layer in the human cornea, and he's calling it (can you guess?) …

20 Years Later, Science In 'Jurassic Park' Shows Its Age

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the classic film, <i>Jurassic Park</i>. Michael Dhar, a science writer and contributor to the website <a href="http://www.livescience.com/" target="_blank">Live Science</a>, tells Melissa Block and Audie Cornish about how the science featured in the movie holds up to …