Nick Heil

Gary Johnson, We Hardly Knew Ye

After a hard-charging start the Libertarian candidate bonked bigly, thanks to a series of gaffes and a rather sad(!) lack of preparation. On the eve of a historic election, a onetime supporter...

Fatigue Is All in Your Head

New research shows that perceptions of fatigue and pain stop us from hitting our physical limits long before our bodies do. Can athletes train their brains to reach unheard-of levels of peak...

Why Mindfulness Is Your New Secret Weapon

You’ve heard that Kobe Bryant meditates, and that most pro athletes perform their best while in a flow state. But what does that mean, and how do you get there? Three new books attempt to demystify...

The 5 Rules of Off-Season Fitness

Training through the coldest, darkest, snowiest days of the year tests the depth of your motivation and commitment. It's time to revise your winter fitness program.

Hollywood Knocks Off 'Everest' at Last

Does the catastrophe that gave us 'Into Thin Air' still have the power to captivate audiences? We talked to the cast and crew of the new movie 'Everest' about making an adventure epic roar to life...

Rory Bosio Doesn't Really Train

When Rory Bosio, a 29-year-old pediatric intensive-care nurse from Truckee, California, lined up at the start of Chamonix's Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc in August 2013, she didn't expect to win.

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