Ed Bautista: Get Moving! (Exercise for Busy People)
She’s 84 and a champion pole vaulter. Watch.
Rabat/Diamond League results.
Alex Hutchinson: Why Perfectionists Get More Shin Splints
Jen A. Miller/NYT: Training for Hills When You Live in a Flat Place
The ASICS Blackout Track: Ditch the headphones. Skip the smartwatch. It’s time to meditate on the move. …Video
I am fearless, and therefore powerful. ~Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Today we will be at the Oregon Country Fair. With green hair. In 95 degree weather.
Running After a Heart Attack. …Craig Godwin, our friend in Santa Clarita and now in Eugene, had a heart attack due to stress and overwork. Last year he set three American age group records in one race.
Here’s What It Takes to Hike the John Muir Trail. …Have a good BMI, says Alex Hutchinson.
Are Kilian Jornet’s Speed Records Too Good to Be True? …At five foot six and 128 pounds. Good BMI.
Video: Top Trails – Eugene, OR I love the Ridgeline Trail and Spencer Butte.
Finished Jacqueline Hansen’s A Long Time Coming. It’s terrific. Especially interesting on being a (the?) pioneer woman, training with Lazlo Tabori (and how much fast stuff they did in training), and the tough politics of getting women’s distance running beyond 800 meters. …Hansen was born in 1948, while Don was born in 1945. In our high school days, the idea of women competing in high school distance running was inconceivable.
Jacqueline Hansen on Lazlo Tabori. More Than a Coach. …Hansen won Boston and set marathon world records in 1974 and 1975 (Nike-OTC Marathon, Eugene). …About 30 years ago, when Don was the editor of the Santa Clarita Runners newsletter, she gave us a terrific Q&A. …Order her book here. …Don did.
Her book tells the story of a true pioneer, who has lived the history of our sport and has helped make possible all that we women runners do today. ~Joan Benoit Sammuelson
Keep Oslo Weird. …We love weird, a major reason why we love Eugene.
Steve Magness: Every once in a while we need to see god.
As mentioned previously, Don took a Sunday tumble on the PCT. Today we start a weekly class, Tai Chi for Balance. Description: Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese form of exercise. It’s slow, graceful, rhythmic movements combined with natural breathing is invigorating and improves health. Tai Chi is great for improving balance and preventing falls. This class is designed for those with no Tai Chi experience.
Do you sometimes wish you could give up a little—stop chasing so many pointless goals you probably won’t hit anyway? In Praise of Being Washed
NYT: Why Does Every Soccer Player Do This? …And runners after a race?
Yesterday. A ten mile hike/run on the PCT, from the Highway 58 trailhead to the Maiden Lake cutoff, a bit beyond middle/upper Rosary Lakes. Review. Tumbled over a root on the run down. Soothed and smoothed in a hot spring nearby.
Eugene Quarterly: Animal House: Still Funny at Age 40? Yes, of course it is. …The roadhouse in Dexter is still open for business.
Jen A. Miller/NYT: When to Stop If You’re Too Hot
Don’t Trust the Label on Your Supplements. …What percentage of supplement takers do so as back-up/insurance to a crappy diet and lifestyle?
David Brooks: Fred Rogers and the Loveliness of the Little Good
Day one at the Tour de Supplements. …Who cares?
I Gave Up AC This Summer To Live Within My Means. America Should Try That. …Personal note. Being old, the body temp trends lower. Long sleeves in the AM.
Scientific American: Does Sparkling Water Make You Hungry?
Read: How Many Calories Do You Really Burn Once Your Workout Is Over? …And then go back and read the concluding sentence again.
Ross Tucker/Science of Sport: Can we trust the Tour, Sky and Chris Froome?
Why Sam Chelanga Retired From Running At Age 33 To Enlist In The U.S. Army. …Good guy. Craig Godwin’s neighbor while living in Eugene.
Brad Stulberg: Lifting Weights Helps Ease Anxiety and Depression
Breaking news from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Sex and Sexuality
Shelby Houlihan is Queen of the Kick …Watch. Excellent form. Notice her arm swings. Everything is forward. No sawing across the body. In the final sprint, hands up to shoulders and just brushing down at the waist. …That’s what Vin Lananna prescribed to us earlier this year, endorsed by Ian Dobson, who he coached at Stanford. …Watch Dobson. …BTW, Chelanga in that race. …Something strange, embarrassing happened.
Science: Double your daily exercise
A Generation of Sociopaths: How The Baby Boomers Betrayed America. …Up next on my night table.