F E A T U R E S
The Climber Comes Down to Earth
Using the metaphysical calculus of mountaineering, it's tough to say whether Conrad Anker is actually ahead of the game. He's alive, but his three closest partners are not. He's famous, but the cameras get in the way of his rapid-fire climbing style. He's in love, but it's with the wife of his deceased best friend. Anker's long-awaited success, in short, is nearly unbearable. By Daniel Duane
Scratch the verdant veneer of paradise and all too often a deep scar is revealed. The island of Molokai offers a traveler's dream—traditional Hawaiian culture, a top-drawer ecotourism resort, a gorgeous shoreline plunging to a superblue sea. But beneath the fantasy lies a morass of real-estate battles, high-stakes monkeywrenching, and clashing visions of the future. It's Chinatown in the Pacific. By Joe Kane
Bodywork Special: Fitness 2001
Ed Burke's Got a Rocket in His Pita Pocket
Do Ed Burke a favor, will ya? Stop jacking around and hit your glycogen window already. Never mind what it means, it's the cornerstone of Burke's revolutionary theory on muscle recovery--and the biggest idea in athletic nutrition since The Zone. Whether you're Lance Armstrong or Joe Average, herein lies the key to leaving your friends in the dust. By Paul Roberts
Eat Like a Guru
Five top jocks dish on their recovery secrets.
Food in a Bottle
We taste it so you might not have to.
The Performance Grocery Cart
Stocking the fridge to fuel your body's furnace.
Recovery by the Numbers
A step-by-step guide to training smart.