Biking

Fitness Test #3: Long-Range Power

Think power is just for linebackers? Think again. Power is simply energy production, whether it's over a short period (like explosive sprints) or a long one (say, charging up switchbacks while...

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Fittest Real Athletes – Kimo Seymour

You could say the field at the Leadville Trail 100 mountain-bike race is pretty strong. Last year, Lance Armstrong finished second. Kimo Seymour finished tenth. That's not bad for a married guy...

Remembering Armstrong's First Tour Victory

It almost never happened. Though he was a world-champion cyclist at 21, by 1998 Lance Armstrong was a 26-year-old cancer survivor who'd never finished better than 36th at the Tour de France and...

Giro di Salame

After the brutal climb to the village of Radda, with only ten kilometers to go, I was about to bonk, nary a revolution left in my legs. Then I heard the cheers from the crowd:...

The Real Heal: Overcoming Athletic Pain

Last August, I had a run-in with some local pavement when my bike slid out. There was a pop in my knee, which I treated by ignoring. Having grown up in baseball cleats, I don't put much stock in...

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