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Sweat Buddies

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Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, ramp up your boxing, release your inner Ali

BY STEPHANIE JOANNE
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRYNN CAMPBELL

There's nothing like the motivation of a workout partner to push you beyond your toughest physical threshold. Even when you want to quit, somehow, that friend's encouragement helps you dig deep and elevate that little reserve you have left.

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Wheeling in Winter

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Heat up your bike training on frozen terrain

 

BY TOM BABIN
ILLUSTRATION BY VANCE RODEWALT

If it's the start of winter and you come across a cyclist who looks like he just emerged from a funeral, treat him gingerly. He is mourning the loss of summer rides in the fresh air, open highways and the beloved pain of steep training ascents. Instead, he is adjusting to saddle time over the dull hum of an indoor bike trainer arranged in a dingy basement illuminated by dull fluorescent lights and a flatscreen tuned to marathons of House Hunters International. Yet winter doesn't have to be the end of outdoor cycle training. With a few accommodations, the season can be great for pumping up your cardio on two wheels.

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Warming Winter Comfort Food

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Soup Salad and Bars Sure to Satisfy

STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY HALEY BARTON

As the days get shorter and temperatures drop it's natural to crave warm, comforting, hearty food. The late fall and winter harvest provides an abundance of nourishing options including butternut squash, Granny Smith apples, kale and garlic.

Taking an hour or two on a snowy Sunday to prepare for a busy week ahead is a great way to ensure you are never caught without adequate fuel during your busy workday or training sessions.

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Hiking like a Viking

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IcebugX will have you running wild amid Sweden's awesomeness

BY PETE ESTABROOKS
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JONAS JORNEBERG

A flight attendant strolling beside me puts her hand on my forearm and says, "Welcome to Sweden, good luck. Have a blessed run." It pulls me out of my reverie. Blessed run? How friendly are you? How do you remember a comment I made hours ago on our flight from Canada? Who made up such awesome words of encouragement? Turns out the KLM attendant nailed it, except the IcebugX is no ordinary run.

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Tearing Off His Mask

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Argo Football Star Shea Emry Leading Fight Against Depression

BY CHRIS ZELKOVICH

Because he's a linebacker with the Toronto Argonauts, Shea Emry wears a facemask when he's on the job. But it's the mask that he hid his depression behind that is prompting him to speak out.

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TRAINING

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SO YOU WANT
TO BE AN
IRONMAN?

This 20-week plan
will get you there.

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Food & Nutrition

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RAW, QUICK
& DELICIOUS

5-INGREDIENT RECIPES IN JUST 15 MINUTES

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Travel

IRON ROADS

Via ferrata take hikers high into mountain adventures

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