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Your Strategic Plans Probably Aren’t Strategic, or Even Plans

It happens all the time: A group of managers get together at a resort for two days to hammer out a “strategic plan.” Done and dusted, they all head home. But <i>have</i> they produced a plan with a strategy?<p>At the start of my public seminars on strategic planning I ask attendees, who rank from board …

Management

When 26.2 miles just isn't enough – the phenomenal rise of the ultramarathon

They are an almost-impossible test of the human body and spirit, yet the number of ultramarathons has increased 1,000% over the last decade. Adharanand Finn asks what’s behind this rapid increase – and whether racing 100 miles or more is actually good for you<p>A while ago, I was standing at the …

Running

This 1 LinkedIn Summary Mistake Makes Hiring Managers Stop Reading Your Profile

This one section on your LinkedIn profile is where most recruiters decide not to contact you.<p>It's very easy to make mistakes on your LinkedIn profile. These days, you need to consider how each section of your profile is being perceived. The photo, headline, summary and work history sections must …

Employment

How To Sell Yourself For A Job When You’re Overqualified

Sometimes being too experienced can work against you. Here’s what you can do to prevent that from happening.<p>When it comes to job searching, we often hear how difficult it can be for recent graduates, who are somehow expected to have years of experience straight out of school, to even be considered …

Employment

Why Your LinkedIn Profile Could Be Killing Your Professional Chances of Success

Whether you like it or not, your LinkedIn profile has become a regular part of potential clients (or employers) looking you up on online. Here's how to make sure it shines.<p>You may have set your LinkedIn profile up years ago and then promptly forgotten about it.<p>If so, you're putting your personal …

Employment

The Sweaty Esports Are Coming

What could be more exciting than watching a line of cyclists spinning madly on stationary bikes, sweating profusely, faces grimacing, eyes transfixed …

Train to Run Faster As You Age

If you’re like most of us, you may be over the hill before you even realize there was a hill to go over in the first place.<p>The book “Running Science: …

The 10 Best TRX Moves for Runners

If you’re not using these straps to improve your running performance, you should be.<p>To get better, most runners—well, run. But the best runners know that improving speed and endurance isn’t just about logging more miles; it also requires time in the gym. And one of the best ways to build the …

Workouts

The Number-One Sign Your Core Workouts Aren't Working

Do you feel the burn in your abs...or somewhere else?<p>By now, you should be aware how important a strong core is to cycling. It's the foundation from which all movement—including your pedal stroke—stems. But even when you dedicate yourself to working out your core with exercises like toe touches and …

New York City

VeloNews awards 2017: Best gear of the year

<i>Editor’s note: To close out 2017, we named our 30th annual VeloNews awards in the November/December issue of</i> VeloNews magazine<i>.</i>Road bike of the year: …

Road Bikes

Sydney’s top speciality drinking spots

It’s hard to know where to start in a city that sparkles with entertainment options after dark. There’s no shortage of clubs, pubs, big bars and, these days, small bars in Sydney. But if you’re looking for something a little niche, here is our pick of the best. All are conveniently located in the …

Art Deco

26 Sydney Walks That Will Take Your Breath Away

Perfect for days when fresh air sounds more appealing than Netflix.

Australia

These Are the Cover Letter Mistakes That Keep You From Getting an Interview

We’ve all had the experience of applying for a job online—you submit your resume and cover letter into the dark abyss of some online hiring portal …

5 ways to fix the most common cycling pains

Riding a bike shouldn’t hurt. If it does, something is wrong, generally with your fit, gear, bike setup or riding style. With all those moving …

Zwift: The Deeper Dive

Zwift is not hard to join; not hard to commence; but it'll take you a good while to plumb its depths. Let's plumb its (shallow) depths.

Triathlons

Bucket List Adventures: 4 Epic Trails for Hiking in Australia and New Zealand

Let’s be honest: No one <i>needs</i> another reason to visit Australia or New Zealand. The two destinations are home to the most surreal and jaw-dropping …

How Peter Sagan’s coach helped to unlock the world champion’s amazing talent

<b>How do you improve a talent as formidable and all-conquering as Peter Sagan? Nick Busca asks the Slovak sensation’s coach, Patxi Vila</b><p>Patxi Vila …

34 Words You Can Use in Your Resume to Highlight Your Leadership Skills | Inc.com

One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're aspiring to manage teams, you simply …

Leadership

The Serious Eats Guide to Vinegar

<i>Editor's Note: We're very excited to welcome writer, photographer, and cook Michael Harlan Turkell back to the virtual pages of Serious Eats. Michael recently traveled far and wide while doing the research for his awesome vinegar-focused cookbook,</i> Acid Trip<i>. You can order the book here.</i><p>When you …

Cyclist Sued by the Driver Who Hit Her Launches an Awesome New Site with Post-Crash Resources

We caught up with Nako Nakatsuka about what she learned from her crash, and why she created her new site, bikewoke.com<p>In the June issue of <i>Bicycling</i>, we shared the story of Nako Nakatsuka, a UCLA triathlete and bike commuter who was sued by the driver who plowed into her bike from behind.<p>The …

Internet

The Ironman Algorithm

When the Ironman made its debut almost 40 years ago, triathletes won races with old-fashioned grit. Today, amateurs and pros like Timothy O’Donnell …

LinkedIn's CEO Jeff Weiner Just Shared Some Brilliant Career Advice | Inc.com

With a 97 percent employee approval rating on Glassdoor, LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner has developed a reputation as one of the most beloved CEOs in the world.<p>Weiner recently shared his advice on what it takes to reach employees on a deeper level:<p>"Inspire, empower, listen & appreciate. Practicing any one …

Leadership

The One Workout Every Cyclist Must Do When They're Not Riding

Use this crucial out-of-the-saddle workout to improve your range of motion and strength in your back and hips<p>As much we would like to get all the strength training we need just from riding, we can all stand to benefit from a little extra work off the bike. Fortunately, this doesn't mean you have to …

Exercise

10 Websites to Use When You Want Luxury Hotel Rooms for Cheap

Having a five-star taste can be quite a burden on your wallet, especially when trying to plan extravagant trips to far off places. One of the most …

First Look: Wahoo's New KICKR CLIMB

This high-tech trainer raises and lowers your bike to mimic ascents of up to 20 percent and descents of -10 percent<p>Wahoo is introducing updates to their line, including a new KICKR trainer (provisionally called KICKR 17) and the introduction of a partner component called CLIMB, designed to take …

Mountaineering

Washing Your Bike. Presented by CeramicSpeed

CeramicSpeed master wrench Jeff Yingling discusses proper bike cleaning. Part 1 in an 8-Part video series on bike maintenance created exclusively for …

Triathlons

The Tour de France's Star Chef Is Reinventing How Pro Cyclists Eat

Chef Hannah Grant, who embedded with team Orica-Scott and is also the star of an upcoming Amazon docuseries, is bringing a culinary revolution to the …

Cycling

10 ridiculously smart questions you should ask in a job interview

In a crowded job market, the last thing you want in a job interview to be is forgettable.<p>Yet people do it every day with this one mistake: not asking …

The 30-Minute Master Plan For Giving Your Personal Brand A Makeover

You don’t have to spend lots and lots of time on it.<p>You’re ready to make a career move–maybe you’re looking for a new job, launching a side business, or eyeing a promotion. In all of these instances, boosting your personal brand can help you achieve your goal.<p>That’s because a strong personal brand …

Marketing

The Best Endurance Sports Video Blogs

While nothing beats getting outside to put your lessons to the test, you can still learn key strategies and pick up techniques that the pros perform effortlessly. Here, our favorite sport-specific options for triathletes, cyclists, and runners.<p>Triathlons<p><b>School of Tri:</b> New triathletes are often …

Swimming