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Triathlon Training Plan: Six Weeks to Step Up to 70.3

Ready to raise the bar and tackle a half-Ironman this season? Build into the prerequisites outlined here, and then use this challenging program to …

Swimming

A Training Plan for Breaking Six Hours at the Half-Ironman Distance

Pool Skills for a Faster Swim Split<p><b>Deep-Water Acceleration</b><br>Try timed 50s with a deep-water (floating) start, with no push off of the wall. Begin by …

Swimming

The 10-Hour Week Ironman Training Plan

<b>Run:</b> Off the bike, 30 mins. MS: 20’ in Zn 3. CD: 10’ easy, Zn 1.<p><b>Wednesday<br>Day off:</b> Stretch<p><b>Thursday</b> <b><br>Swim:</b> Threshold (LT), 45 mins. Wu: 300 alt 50 …

5 Weeks to Your Fastest 70.3 Bike Split

<b>Tuesday</b><br>Bike: 2 hours, threshold. After warming up, do 4×20″ (40″) pickups at 90% of max speed. 5′ easy. 20′ Zone 4; 10′ easy; 5×5′ (5′) Zone 4 …

Swimming

This Is What You Need in Your Mountain Bike Repair Kit

Tuesday, May 22, 2018<p>Pro Tips<p>May 2, 2018 | By Tanner Bowden | Photo by Rebecca Rusch<p>You’re seven miles up a narrow valley and nearing the welcome end …

Rocky Training Montages: Every Exercise from Every Movie

The best part of many action/superhero/sports films is arguably the training montage scene, in which we get to see, in compressed time, the …

Triathlon Training Plan: Qualify for Kona

<i>Dream of toeing the line on the Big Island? Your road map begins here.</i><p>For a triathlete, completing an Ironman is the challenge to top all challenges. …

Swimming

The 2018 Adventure Bucket List

Stay in a PurePod in New Zealand<p>Expert: Contributor Jen Murphy<p><b>The Draw:</b> These eco-friendly one-bedroom structures with glass walls are plunked down in some of the most stunning, off-the-grid woodlands the Kiwi kingdom has to offer. It’s like bivying, but with a flush toilet and a hot shower. There …

The 4 Best Cycling Workouts

There are as many ways to train as there are coaches, plans, online articles, and books. Even seasoned riders can get lost in the sea of intensity zones, HIIT workouts, mobility moves, plyometrics, strength work, and core training. That’s because coaching and training advice trickles down from the …

Cycling

How to Get Started With Fly Fishing | The Art of Manliness

Fishing with a rod and line, and an artificial lightweight lure made to imitate fish prey — that is, fly fishing — was first recorded around the year …

Fishing

The Perfect Portable Medicine Chest

Chance favors the prepared nomad.<p>Outlaw Soaps PCT Adventure Soap Set ($24)<p>Just like the through-hike it was named for, Outlaw Soaps’ PCT Adventure soap set delivers the intoxicating odors of both the mountains (with a natural pine fragrance) and the high desert (courtesy of sagebrush oil) in two …

6 Survival Schools That Don’t Require Roughing It

If you’re spending time in the woods, it’s smart to learn some basic survival skills, like how to start a fire from scratch, how to build an emergency shelter if you’re caught out overnight, and how to catch a fish with a spear. Survival schools tend to be rugged boot camp–like outings—and who …

Papua New Guinea

How to Edit Your Photos to Look Professional

No matter how good you think your photographs might be right out of the camera or smartphone, they can almost always be improved through even a few …

In a Running Rut? It's Time to Take to the Trails

<i>Running trails will reinvigorate your routine—and make you stronger. Here’s how to make the switch from pavement to pure happiness.</i><p>Are your runs …

Running

What I Learned from Sweet Spot Training

Training is soul crushing. I avoid it like a hot-tub norovirus. Don’t get me wrong, I like riding bikes (mountain, gravel, and road) and skiing (Nordic, backcountry, and alpine) and generally consider myself a fit guy. But the few times I’ve tried to actually train for cycling, with all the …

9 Ways To Fartlek

If you’re getting bored with your predictable track sessions, it’s time you mixed it up with a fartlek workout—a creative, less-structured form of …

The Best Triathlon Training Plans

As strange as it sounds to nonendurance junkies, the most addictive element of triathlon is how fun the races are. The simple thrill of racing three different ways in a morning is hard to fully explain.<p>But when you want to improve your triathlon performance beyond simply surviving the race, …

The 5 Fitness Websites Worth Your Time, Approved by the Pros

Bookmark these five sites—loved by endurance icons for motivational quotes and practical advice alike—to give your daily internet search a much-needed reboot.<p>Gravel Cyclist<p>“It’s basically one of the main reasons I got into gravel racing. It has a pretty comprehensive calendar of just about every …

Like a Supple Leopard: Climbing Mobility with Kelly Starrett

Raise your hand if you, or a climber you know, has had shoulder surgery.Can’t do it, can you? Raise your hand over your head, I mean. Because your …

4 Bucket List Swim Workouts

<i>Some swim sets challenge you as much mentally as they do physically. Finish one of these workouts and you’ll have a new sense of confidence in the</i> …

Swimming

A Beginner Fly Fisherman’s Primer

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Fly fishing gets a funny response from a lot of people. They know it’s a storied sport of some kind, and they respect it — but they</i> …

Our Dream Outdoor Adventure Vacations

Welcome to another installment of <b>Staff Picks</b> from our Sports and Outdoors team. Each week, we select our favorite pieces out of the gear we’re …

Everything You Need to Know to Start Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is back in the limelight: In the past three years, nearly 100 new indoor climbing gyms have opened nationwide, participation in outdoor climbing has increased 20.3percent, and 1,000 to 1,500 people try climbing for the first time every day.<p>Ready to give it a shot? There are couple …

6 Cookbooks That Make Great Mother’s Day Gifts

My sister and I have a longstanding tradition of surprising our mom with breakfast on Mother’s Day. As we’ve grown older, our offerings have become …

New Tools and Techniques to Hack Your Life

In a weird, reductive way, human history is the story of one long hack, driven by the search for a life that’s better, faster, easier — more …

Shop Like the Pros and Order Your Beef Online

These days, you can purchase nearly anything online. Beef is no exception. From traditional mail-order companies like Omaha Steaks to farm-direct …

BBQ

The 25 Best Places to Travel in 2017

The Adventure List<p>The greatest adventure in human history had perhaps many starting points — but, if you were to pick just one, you might say it …

Space Science

​Make This Meat Lover’s Pasta Tonight

​Flank steak meets pasta. You won’t regret it<p>This pasta dish is a new way to combine the greatest things in life: Steak and carbs. It’s a twist on meat and potatoes that’s just as easy to whip up after work. And it provides 33 grams of protein to keep you satisfied and boost your muscle gains. …

Start Your Commitment to Swimming with This Test Set

Maybe it’s the soft glow of pool lights or the early-morning pick-me-up. Whatever has you thinking about swimming this winter, this workout will help …

100+ Essential Books Every Man Should Read

Amazon is offering $5 off on print book purchases of $15 or more until 11:59 pm December 14, 2017. Use the promo code <b>BOOKGIFT17</b> at checkout to …

Literature