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There's at least one major upside to the bursting of the real-estate bubble: The kind of adventure-ready second home you've always dreamed about is suddenly within reach. From mountain retreats to lakefront outposts to slopeside condos, here's your primer on where to invest for the long haul.
How can I protect my knees?
I'm a runner and cyclist. I have runner's knee, mild arthritis, and mild overpronation. I don't want to spend hundreds, but I do want to protect my knees. What gear might be useful?TinaPortland, Oregon
Yes You Can: Run the NYC Marathon
Going 26.2 miles is a great way to prove your grit—and there's no greater showcase than the world's biggest. Presenting a simple plan to get anyone off the couch and across the finish line.
License to Swill
Turns out moderate drinking might not be preventive medicine after all. But that doesn't mean it's not good for you.
Whats the best pair of winter running shoes?
I live in Chicago and would like to keep up my running this winter. Can you recommend good winter running shoes? Zac Chicago, IL
What headlp works best for running at night?
With the approaching winter solstice, my evening outdoor runs require illumination. This activity takes place in an unlit park laced with footpaths that can be hazardous to aging ankles. My headlp, though fine for cp chores and reading, just doesn't provide enough light, particularly when moving at speed. Can you suggest a lightweight personal torch that would do the trick? I not as concerned with burn time as I might be if Im on a wilderness excursion. Diana Westmount, Quebec
America's Next Top Runner
It's been 26 years since an American has won a major U.S. marathon and 37 since we did it in the Olympics. Will this be the year American distance running gets back on track? Ryan Hall thinks so.
What is the best storage case to protect my iPhone when I'm active?
What is the best storage case to protect my iPhone while kayaking/biking/running? The Editors Santa Fe, New Mexico
Ultramarathoner Jenn Shelton
She drinks hard, fights dirty, and runs 100 trail miles faster than any woman alive. Meet Jenn Shelton, ultramarathoning's new antihero.
Fittest Real Athletes Alan Horton
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Once a Runner
By John Parker Jr. (Scribner, $24)