Justin Nyberg

Suspended Pike

How to strengthen your core with a suspended pike.

The Essentials: Hiking a Fourteener

WHERE TO USE IT: One glimpse of Longs Peak's 1,500-foot vertical east face and you'll know why you came: This 14,259-foot Colorado mountain is no mellow slag heap. The 15-mile round-trip hike gains 5...

The Essentials: Pocket Protectors

5. LITE SABER No, Eddie Bauer's Belay Knife is not one you'll pass on to your grandkids. But at a mere 1.4 ounces, this combo-blade folding knife is among the lightest pocketknives you can find...

Spring Gear: Cycling

When spring showers make a mess of your favorite streets and trails, fight back.

Smartphone: Motorola Droid

Laptops and cell phones are merging. Here's the new range of options for connected travelers.

Laptop: Toshiba NB205

NETBOOK BEST FOR: Budget travelers, backup If you don't want a claustrophobic screen or you're going to spend a lot of time typing on the road, pick up a netbook, like the sub-three-pound TOSHIBA...

Laptop: Sony Vaio P

MINI-NETBOOK BEST FOR: Backpackers Like packing the abso­lute minimum? SONY's VAIO P (from $900; sonystyle.com) weighs just 1.4 pounds and is a little larger than a page of our magazine folded in...

How to Train for a Marathon (cont.)

6. KEEP A RECORD A running log keeps you honest, which helps you stick to your plan and avoid overtraining. By writing everything down, you'll also start to appreciate your progress. "You've got...