Nick Heil

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.

Pressure Mounts in Armstrong Whistle-Blower Suit

The pressure is climbing on Lance Armstrong and four associates to testify in the federal whistle-blower case, initiated against Armstrong by former teammate Floyd Landis, according to a new story in...

Everest Season Shutting Down?

In the wake of the worst tragedy in Mount Everest's history, many teams are canceling climb, packing up, and going home.

Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Everest

On Thursday night—early Friday morning in Nepal—a massive avalanche swept down from Everest’s West Ridge and struck the climbing route between Base Camp and Camp 1. Dozens of...

The Enemy Wore a Spandex Onesie

Skimo racing is one of the fastest growing sufferfests in the U.S., combining grueling big-mountain ascents in the worst kind of winter weather. So, naturally, two inexperienced, undertrained...

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