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10 Must-Do Adventures for Any Lake Tahoe Bucket List

10 Must-Do Adventures for Any Lake Tahoe Bucket List

Fact: If you’re an outdoor enthusiast who's ever bored in Tahoe, you’re doing something wrong. The Lake Tahoe region offers a dizzying amount of recreation opportunities with thousands of miles of hiking and biking trails, hundreds of square miles of crystal clear...

Help Avoid Runner’s Knee With These Exercises And Expert Advice

Help Avoid Runner’s Knee With These Exercises And Expert Advice

Strength and flexibility are your allies in the battle against this common running injury, and overtraining is your sworn enemy It doesn’t matter if you’re a new runner preparing for a big event like the London Marathon, or a regular pavement-pounder accustomed to...

Pro Tips for Cycling Training

Pro Tips for Cycling Training

As Tour season starts, pro cyclist Chris Opie explains how it’s done. Double up No time to do sprints and a long session? “I often build sprint intervals into four-hour rides to sharpen up for a race,” says Opie, who rides for the Canyon Eisberg team. “You can use a...

Try This Cycling Recovery Routine After Your Next Long Ride

Try This Cycling Recovery Routine After Your Next Long Ride

Work through this series of exercises to relax your muscles after a day in the saddle. Every keen cyclist knows that they should commit some time to recovery work after a long ride, but it’s fair to say that most skimp in this area. It’s understandable – after a few...

What Is Running Power And How Can It Help You Improve?

What Is Running Power And How Can It Help You Improve?

Running with power requires a mental shift, but it can help you pace your training and race efforts to perfection. There are three traditional methods that runners use to pace their training sessions and races. The simplest of these is to run on feel, gauging your...

The 10 Most Gorgeous Solo Hikes

The 10 Most Gorgeous Solo Hikes

Because sometimes, you just want to get away from it all. Heading out on an adventure and knowing that you are solely in control of where you camp, when you stop, and what you eat can be a thrilling feeling. “Solitude is so rare in this day and age that it can be...

A Quick & Dirty Guide to the Best Biking in East Bay

A Quick & Dirty Guide to the Best Biking in East Bay

In the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Concord boasts a wealth of biking opportunities for all styles, from scenic road rides to technical singletrack to cruiser afternoons on urban trails. To help you get the lay of the land, we’ve highlighted some of the East...

12-Week Beginners Half Marathon Training Plan

12-Week Beginners Half Marathon Training Plan

While it’s a long way to run, pretty much anyone can run a half marathon with the right plan – this plan. Some people sign up for a marathon without being a regular runner and while it’s possible to get round on the day with a lot of hard work, it can end up being a...

How To Avoid Injury When You First Start Running

How To Avoid Injury When You First Start Running

Running is very good for both your physical and mental health, and if you decided to take up the sport then congratulations! It’s a whole lot of fun once you get past the first few runs, which can feel really tough as you awaken muscles you’ve not used in a while....

11 of the Nation’s Best Hikes

11 of the Nation’s Best Hikes

By no means an exhaustive list, here are 11 hikes across the country that simply have to be on your radar. From the rolling mountains of the southeast, to the jagged peaks of the west, to the canyons, waterfalls, and old-growth forests of the Pacific Coast, these...

What to Eat Before a Run

What to Eat Before a Run

Find out what and when to eat before high-intensity, race pace and recovery runs – as well as races. Most of us have no problem devoting time to thinking about what we’re going to eat after a run. In fact, it’s pretty much the only thing we do think about during the...

29 Running Tips To Help You Become A Better Runner

29 Running Tips To Help You Become A Better Runner

Our expert guide will help you become a better, stronger and injury-proof runner, whether you’re a veteran or just starting out We humans rose to the top of the food chain because our big brains helped us out-smart both predators and prey. Stands to reason, right? But...