There are few shames deep enough to compete with that of showing up at a track day and proving yourself to be woefully, incompetently unprepared. While we all have to learn somehow, it’s still possible to identify all those silly mistakes and figure out how to prevent them before you look like a fool out there.
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The last few weeks before a marathon are a special kind of hell. For months, your top priority has been training consistently. Now, all of a sudden, your runs are getting shorter. Some of them drop off your calendar altogether. It’s new territory, both mentally and physically, and it’s totally normal to kind of freak out.
In professional drone racing, pilots race multi-copter drones around a stadium, wearing FPV—first-person-view—goggles that surround them with their drone’s POV. Drone racing has a very different vibe from older RC racing hobbies. Most competitors are 13-34, says Nicholas Horbaczewski, founder of the Drone Racing League.
Courses (built in spaces like stadiums, warehouses, and abandoned buildings) are often lit up like a nightclub. And while many pilots have experience in esports and model racing, several have backgrounds in sports like snowboarding and motocross—which bring some surprisingly relevant skills to a sport where the competitors stand still.
Maybe you win a lot. Or maybe you just run a lot of races that give finisher’s medals—marathons, half marathons, novelty 5Ks. Either way, that first treasured medal eventually blooms into a few pounds of hardware weighing down your doorknob or filling up your dresser drawer. Here are some more fun ways to appreciate—or dispose of — those medals.
One night at my church youth group, I thought I played the best game of Mario Kart in my life. Somehow the controller perfectly interpreted my moves better than it usually did - I wasn't crashing or going the wrong way at all! At the end, I realised I had actually been watching my opponent's screen, and I'd never caught on that I wasn't actually controlling it. Meanwhile my character had just been careening randomly into the side of the racetrack.
Want to watch the Melbourne Cup live but don't have a TV in your workplace? Here's everything you need to know about watching the race that stops a nation live - from the various TV options to Twitter's global live stream. We've also included all the important Melbourne Cup links and race times to make life easier, along with overseas viewing tips. Game on!
This weekend, Nike set up an event where they declared three athletes would run the world's fastest marathon. They were amazing athletes, to be sure, but the real news was how Nike controlled every possible condition to give the runners just the tiniest of speed boosts. And some of these are things you can do yourself.
Whether you're joining our Lifehacker Fitness Challenge or just want the benefits running provides, you probably have some questions about how, exactly, you "become" a runner, beyond putting on shoes and going outside. Fortunately, we have answers.
Just as President John F. Kennedy famously implored Americans to ask what they might do for their country rather than vice versa, the New South Wales government’s decision to ban greyhound racing from July next year suggests an approach that asks not what animals can do for us, but what we can do for them.