| Jun 22, 2009
We're 45 minutes up a forbidding Malibu dirt road that climbs 2,200 feet in four miles, and the Wild Man is ahead. Way ahead. Out-of-sight ahead. And my excuses begin:
"I'm a mountain biker, but I've never ridden right after a grueling, two-hour, all-...
| May 15, 2010
| 3:34 PM
Dave McGillivray operates under three principles: Set goals, not limits; the worst injustice anyone can perform is underestimating their own ability; those who doubt things can get done shouldn't interrupt those who are doing.
McGillivray is one of those...
| May 20, 2010
| 7:27 PM
In today's edition of the Friday files, we're looking at everything from double standards to strange public-relations strategies — with a couple of gator bites thrown in for good measure.
•Chomp, die. Did you see where trappers tracked down...
| Jun 7, 2010
Psst ... want to get in on the ground floor of the knock-your-socks-off investment opportunity? Not up for another Ponzi scheme? No worry!
The investment: 30 minutes of exercise a day. The return? An extra nine quality years.
Fit people in their 50s are...
| Jun 21, 2010
Always a tinkerer's delight, the bicycle offers inventors an endless challenge to improve the ride. The four new accessories below make on- and off-road touring a breeze, indoor training more realistic, fast rides more comfy and data-rich biofeedback...
| Jun 28, 2010
Tackling three sports at once has a strange effect on triathletes: It makes them famously open-minded. Always in learning mode, tri guys and gals flock to clinics to improve their swim-bike-run, pay online coaches big bucks for training advice and love to...
| Jul 15, 2010
Seattle Mariners pitcher Cliff Lee isn't sure how he got the abdominal strain that kept him on the bench early this season.
Was he throwing too hard? Did something rip when he collided with a catcher in spring training?
Likewise, Lee can't say whether...
| Jul 16, 2010
What made Larry Brown's addiction acceptable was that it was, at least on the surface, good for him.
He was in his early 40s and running an impressive 50 miles a week. So what if it consumed him; if he thought about it even when his feet weren't...
| Jul 1, 2010
By Bill Kisliuk
When Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) runs, it normally takes months of hand-shaking and many hundreds of thousands of dollars before he crosses the finish line.
On June 20, the congressman representing Glendale and most of Burbank completed...
| Jul 10, 2010
Like many women of her generation, Casey Kelly grew up playing sports. She played soccer and ran track in high school and went on to play four years of soccer at Daemen College in Amherst, N.Y. But once her final game for the Wildcats ended, so did her...
| Aug 6, 2010
When Libby Jones, who is four months' pregnant, posted on Facebook that she was going to take a Zumba class, a comment immediately popped up:
"It will get your heart rate waaaay up there, so be careful!" To which Jones, 30, replied: "Oh, I didn't know...