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Marathoner’s Checklist

Humor

Taking care of niggling details will put a smile on your race face

BY JAMES S. FELL

There is no such thing as too much Body Glide. Conversely, not enough glide is a problem, because when you’re thinking about how much your feet, quads and lungs hurt during your first marathon, it’s wise to avoid adding nipple and nether chafing into the mix.

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Head Game

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Turn performance anxiety into positive energy

BY MICHELLE NEWTON

Do you perform well during training or practice but choke in competition? Pre-race jitters are common among athletes. Whether you are a newcomer to your sport or a seasoned veteran, this phenomenon can get the better of you.

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Sweat Buddies

BOX JF2015 Sweat Buddies NOTEXT

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

Winter Cycling BG V2

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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TRAINING

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HEAD GAME

Turn performance
anxiety into
positive energy.

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Food & Nutrition

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ALKALINE FOR
RUNNERS

Balancing the body
with food for energy.

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Travel

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ENDURING
MADAGASCAR'S
WILD

Adventure scientists
map mysterious
limestone labyrinth.

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Merrell Capra

 

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