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Weekend, 11/4-5/17

Keep moving. A lot. Tenacious 87-Year-Old Tames a Towering Climb

You’re probably weaker than you were yesterday. How should you train to retain muscle as you age? …What about working outside for hours every day- walking, raking, chopping, cutting, shoveling, pruning, painting, sweeping, building stuff…? It counts, yes?

NYT: Running: Spectator Tips, Hot Tubs and Bloody Marys

Why football sucks. Nick Buoniconti Will Donate Brain to Concussion Research. Left his son a quad since 1985, and Nick probably suffers from C.T.E.

Wow! Just finished Leonardo Da Vinci. Bastard. Unschooled. Probably the best painter of all time. And that was only part time work for him. Insatiably curious. Worked on 30 cadavers. …And so much more. Great gift for that reader in your life.

Just in from 11/10/15. IOC Ready To Strip Medals From Russians. Or maybe not. Alysia Montano is still waiting for her bronze medal.

NYT: How 6 Women Changed the New York City Marathon Forever. 45 years later and no uteri reported missing.

For fanboys and fangirls of Craig Leener and This Was Never About Basketball.

The Master’s Sweep at GSAC Cross Country Championships

Don’t Eat Before Reading This

Friday, 11/3/17

West Ranch boys, Saugus girls win Foothill titles. Story. …Canyon/Paul Broneer provides results and photos.

Check out the Quote of the Day at Lets Run.

Making a Difference

Running Behind Bars: They come from all over to run with inmates at state pen. Don did that several years ago. Unforgettable experience. …And then there is the San Quentin State Prison Marathon

Don Q&A with Kevin Marbury, Oregon Track Club President, in the 2017 November OTC Newsletter. …There are about 1500 members in the OTC.

Wilson Kipsang, The Former World-Record Holder Wants Redemption …Pro tip du jour. Read everything you can find by Roger Robinson.

Thursday, 11/2/17

The Week That Was in Running.

I know longer care about football, and until five minutes ago never heard about L.A Rams punter Johnny Hekker. Don’t miss the video/Pat McAffee’s hilarious comments.

It’s science. Sweat Science. Smiling Makes You a More Efficient Runner

Santa Clarita is in the top five percent of cities… A good thing?

Big Sis has four grandchildren, all attending Cardinal Newman High School, now burned down, in Santa Rosa. She reports: “The kids are all getting their classes in different places, and in different towns. … As you can imagine life is not simple. The teachers based on their subjects travel to each location. The different locations are based freshman, sophomore and etc……so the math teacher has to go to each location where her/his next class is.” …Big Sis and kin are not Catholics, but it’s a time for generosity. …Do you know anyone who is too generous? Definitely not Don, but he’s sending a check.

Steve Magness: Cult or Culture: What team are you creating?

Michael Joyner tweets: Suggest everyone do an extra set of core work and leg press today in honor of Gary Player’s 82nd birthday. Video.

Now reading: Leonardo Da Vinci. Terrific.

52 Pieces of Adventure Advice

Wednesday, 11/1/17

The Life and Adventures of Oregon’s Original Alpha Wolf. …when OR4 was in his prime, he killed an elk 33 miles from his den and then ran home in six hours, his belly full of meat (seven pounds?) to throw up to feed his pups. That meant a 66-mile round trip in rough country—with a vigorous elk hunt in the middle.

NYT: Running a Marathon? Think Hot Tub, Not Ice Bath, Afterward