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Our Favorite Workouts

Don’t be fooled by all the overzealous adventuring that goes on out here at our Santa Fe office. As much as we’d like to be able to snap our fingers and run an ultra, crush an all-day ride, or send a 14-er, we have to put in the work to make it happen, too. That means training plans, running logs, …

The 25-Minute Strength Training Workout That Will Make You a Better Runner

Most people think that running just requires...running. You lace up your sneakers, you head out the door, and you start moving your legs. And while …

80 Books Every Person Should Read

1 of 88<p>Michiko Kakutani, @michikokakutani<p>Chief book critic for <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i>, Pulitzer Prize winner, and perhaps the only person on earth with the …

Literature

The Hardmen: Andy Hampsten

<b>The Gavia, 1988. It’s a sign of how rich our sport is that some of the most heroic rides in Cycling history go virtually unmentioned. Not necessarily</b> …

Olia Hercules’s recipe for Ukrainian Easter bread | Book extract

Hot and cross with trad Easter fare? Try this Ukrainian sweet bun that’s similar to panettone – or sample some of the other Easter treats served up across Europe below<p>Sometimes called <i>kulich</i>, but we call it <i>paska</i> in the south, this is a slightly bonkers cousin of the Italian panettone, which I cook …

Mashed

Portishead post haunting video of ABBA cover 'SOS' in tribute to Jo Cox

Portishead have finally released their haunting cover of ABBA hit “SOS” in tribute to Jo Cox.<p>The British trip hop band posted a video for the song on …

WOW: The #IceCreamSandwich

It’s the perfect mixture of strength and speed. The tempo’s aren’t long enough to get bored. The pickups are just enough to make you feel like a …

How-To: Train the Most Important Core Muscles for Cycling

Core Strength Matters<p>Don Foley<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Your bulging quads and razor-cut calves are the envy of your cycling pack, and you start every ride strong. As the ride progresses, though, your hips seesaw in the saddle, your lower back aches, and you slow in corners. The …

Workouts

Fitter, Faster, More Explosive: The Shrednado Workout

This workout utilizes the magic plyometric protocol for maximum power gains. Do it today to boost your athleticism<p>If you do plyometrics for more than 10 seconds at a time, you’re doing them wrong.<p>Plyos—which are explosive exercises that increase muscular power, but are tough on your joints—should …

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Et Musique Pour Tous

Life is a massive carousel that we’re all going around and around on. Everything moves in cycles, from friendship to work relationships to love. Nick …

Over at The Pitch, our writers and editors run down their own Year in Music, including individual top 10s for albums and tracks

Over at The Pitch, our writers and editors run down their own Year in Music, including individual top 10s for albums and tracks.

Daft Punk Thomas Bangalter Playlist - Daft Punk

Five effective pro training sessions

Then we adapted each session for you to use. Some of them require some precision and familiarity with terms like anaerobic threshold, but we’ve tried …

Tour De France 2013 - Stage 15 Detailed Insights

Daft Punk

<i>Photos by Nabil</i><p>Daft Punk are standing on a helipad overlooking downtown Los Angeles as fireballs make their sequined suits glisten with hot heat. It's a few days before this year's Coachella, where the duo's shiny new duds will premiere by way of a Jumbotron trailer for their new album, <i>Random</i> …

Los Angeles

Blood, sweat and gears: the Tour de France in pictures

The Catholic church was being discussed on the radio the other day when the presenter John Humphrys posed an interesting question: if any other …

Roads to Ride: Col du Tourmalet

As the latest in the series to explore the famous roads of cycling, here is the Col du Tourmalet in the French Pyrenees. The idea is to discover the …

Leader of the pack

Not-Real-Peloton's inconsequential airport stories

Roads to Ride: The Arenberg Forest

As the next part in a series exploring the famous roads of cycling, here is the Trouée d’Arenberg in France. The idea with this regular series is to …

The Hardest Race, The Softest Ride

With their medieval cobbles the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix are the most extreme races on the calendar. Yet they’re the shop window for bikes …