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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.
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.
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.
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.