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LinkedIn Paid An Employee $3,000 To Go Scuba Diving

For example, the company paid Joe Roualdes, a senior corporate-communications manager, $3,000 to teach scuba-diving in Indonesia.<p>This wasn't a vacation—Roualdes is going to teach diving skills to Indonesian youth so they can take it up as a profession, support their families, and protect local …

Scuba Diving

Lost in Hawaii, found in Taiwan: Tourist’s camera returned after 5 years in the Pacific

An epic ocean crossing, masterly detective work and social media combined to reunite one U.S. diver with her long lost holiday photos<p>Few tourists are lucky enough to be reunited with lost items, especially if they've been lost while diving.<p>But U.S. tourist Lindsay Crumbley Scallan recently became …

How Can I Beat Sore Feet on Longer Runs?

It could be an issue with shoes or foot strength.<p><i>I'm 50 years old, 6'1”, and 265 pounds. I run, swim, and resistance-train as a part of my overall fitness regimen. My most frequent distance is three miles. Occasionally, I'll go 4.5 to five miles. After mile four, my Achilles and feet get sore. It’s</i> …

Run Faster with High Intensity Interval Training

Build power, speed, and fitness with fast efforts.<p>If you want to run fast, the saying goes, you've got to run fast. To stoke speed, most runners do traditional speedwork: aiming for near race pace over distances of 400 meters or more, with recovery periods equal to the length of the repeat (or …

Do Endurance Athletes Need Meat to Perform Well?

No, but make sure you're getting vitamins, minerals, and protein from other sources.<p><i>I am a collegiate runner who is considering switching from a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet to a diet including white meats such as chicken and turkey breast. Fellow runners and trainers have told me doing so would</i> …

Wet Equity

Pool workouts help you build fitness, strength, and flexibility—without risking injury.<p>Like most runners, I'd rather look at lane lines on a track than in a pool. But 20 years ago, beset by recurring leg injuries, I took to the water in order to minimize the pounding. But I don't just count laps; I …

When Is It Too Hot to Run?

The Tel Aviv Marathon was canceled due to heat and heat-related injuries at half.<p><i>Dr. Roberts,</i><p><i>I read that the Tel Aviv Marathon was cancelled for heat reasons, but they held the half marathon anyway. The news reports said that one runner died and 20 or 30 required hospital care. I thought the</i> …

Use Beer to Punch Up Cheese Dip

This cheddar-packed dip is lighter than you might expect.<p>Feeling worn out this week? Perhaps last weekend—with its abundance of both St. Patrick's Day celebrations and racing opportunities—is to blame.<p>Perhaps you had a few beers on Saturday night, then accepted another from a crowd of revelers …

Learning to Run Farther Than Seemed Possible

You will go farther than ever, and then you'll have to run home.<p>The small stretch of road I've been running on for the last five years is ideal in lots of ways. It's not too flat, so it rarely gets boring. The hills are abrupt and brief and look much worse than they feel—good for bragging rights …

Go Short

Drop down in distance to ramp up speed and power.<p>Water flows downhill, and runners move up in distance—these are, or seem to be, immutable laws of nature. But to run your best, you sometimes have to counter your instinct. That's why top pros, whether they're milers or marathoners, spend time each …

A Better Blend

Nutritious, flavorful ingredients lift the postrun smoothie to healthier heights.<p>After a long or hard run, the last thing you may feel like doing is eating a big meal, particularly if your workout left you queasy. But you need to refuel, preferably within 30 minutes, so you can recover. That …

Find Zen Through Running

To achieve bliss as a runner, you need to tame your “monkey mind.”<p>If you could eavesdrop on a runner's internal monologue, it might sound like this: Forgot my sunglasses. Pretty bird. Should've worn another layer. What's for dinner? Hill! New shoes feel good. Pasta? Gotta buy pasta. And olive oil. …

What Happens When Balance is Challenged on the Run

What body parts are most affected?<p>With spring here, a lot more of us will be doing some of our miles on trails. That's great aesthetically, but sometimes not so great in the staying-upright department. With uneven surfaces, hidden obstacles and sudden directional changes, trails can present a …

Resolve to Drink More Water

Tools to stay hydrated when you're not running<p>Runners know it's important to drink fluids, especially on long runs. But, to run at a high level, it's equally important to stay hydrated during the rest of your waking hours. The easiest way to do that is to keep a bottle of water on your desk, in …

Make Authentic-Tasting Enchiladas

Prepare your own sauce for the freshest, best results.<p>Just a few miles from <i>Runner's World</i> headquarters, in a section of Allentown that's seen better days, a small Mexican grocery store with a few tables in the back serves up authentic Mexican food you'd never expect to find in eastern …