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The Peloton's Power Food

What do you put in your body to own 683 miles of cycling over the course of seven days? The short answer is: a lot. But the type of food matters. During most races, riders are subjected to flavorless iceberg lettuce and gray buffet meat offered by hotels, but not at the Colorado Pro Cycling …


Meet Jack English, a 93-year-old legend who lives in a cabin isolated deep in the Ventana Wilderness, California

Meet Jack English, a 93-year-old legend who lives in a cabin isolated deep in the <b>Ventana Wilderness, California.</b><p>While on a hunting trip he learned that an old homestead was put up for auction by the estate of a childless heiress. He put a bid on the property and won. On the land he built a small cabin using materials from the land and milling trees by hand. When his wife passed away, Jack effectively left “society” and moved to the cabin full time.<p>Filmed and contributed by Grace Jackson.

Achilles-Strengthening Exercises for Every Sport

Distance runners have no problem cranking out mile after mile, but when it comes to sprinting, they often fall flat because they've neglected to train the fast-twitch muscle fibers crucial for short-burst movement.<p>Skiers, in turn, are often terrible runners because they have tight, bulky legs. And …

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The Ultimate Vegan Burger

Ultramarathoner Scott Jurek says he grew up as a “meat-and-potatoes kid who didn’t like to run much.” As an adult, he has won seven Western States Endurance Runs and two Badwater Ultramarathons, and he set a new American record for the most miles run in 24 hours (165.7). And he’s done it all on a …


Whitney’s Everything Energy Bars

I used to live in Columbia, Missouri, where I frequented the Saturday morning farmers’ market. I’d usually show up after a long run, which meant I was hungry. Really hungry. And I discovered there was nothing more satisfying after pounding the pavement for a dozen-plus miles than a huge (I’m …


Cyclist's Guide to Going Vegan

You can give up meat without sacrificing performance. Here’s how.<p>I take a lot of ribbing when people hear that I’m vegan. In fact, one of my best friends, who’s part Cherokee, tells me the term translates to “bad hunter.” I became a vegan—someone who eats no animal products—after reading <i>The China</i> …


The Best Adventure Vehicle: The Vanagon

In the past two years, obsessive vendors have conceived radical upgrades (heavy-duty shocks, lift kits, on-the-fly drive decouplers) and have even managed to shoehorn modern engines into the rigs—­state-of-the-art and retro. Everyone from pro snowboarder Jussi Oksanen to Maverick’s surfing legend …

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The Top 10 Recovery Foods

Sports scientists love to disagree over just about everything, but they have come to a consensus about one topic: recovery meals. Namely, that no matter what type of exercise you’re doing, in order to rebuild your muscles and get ready for another bout of exercise, you need to eat 0.2 to 0.4 grams …


Not Dying in Alaska: A Profile of the Kilcher Family

Eivin Kilcher doesn’t sit down much. He’s too busy doing the things you can only do in action mode. He’d rather teach his dog how to ride his horse, which he recently did. He’d rather set up a new bolted climbing route through the Kenai Mountains so that if he did sit for a moment, he’d have a …


Be Stronger, Recover Faster: 5 Easy Recipes for Cyclists, by a Cyclist

I have been a professional mountain biker for the last six years, and, in the last three, I have done ultra-endurance stage races and one-day events all over the world. I joke that the reason I ride is so that I can eat. Good food is part of living well. But good food doesn’t mean you have to check …


A Web Series For Kids Aims To Be The “Elmo for Engineering”

Limor Fried created “Circuit Playground” in order to get young kids interested in hacking and making–REALLY young.<p>It’s hard to beat classic episodes of <i>Sesame Street</i> for timeless, near-universal educational appeal, but engineer and Adafruit Industries founder Limor Fried still saw an unmet need in …

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