Weekend, 12/16-17/17

Read du jour. On legendary biologist, writer, and runner Bernd Heinrich. He’s 77, running the 10K in about 47 minutes, living with another legend, 57 year old Lynn Jennings.

Excellent: Racing the Antelope and Why We Run

Ever wonder about the namesake of the Catholic church on Copper Hill in Saugus, CA? I have. Turns out the writer on the Heinrich story has a book that, in part, tells the story of Kateri Tekakwitha.

Dyestat ranks Mariah Castillo as sixth best in the nation. Here.

Sonia O‚ÄôSullivan: Why running the mile is still the perfect distance. …Gut check. What is your current mile time? I’m guessing you don’t know, and don’t want to know. I race the mile once a year, usually on the track at Hayward Field. This year I ran 8:13. Dead last. Mortified and depressed.

Brad Stulberg: Use Your Mind to Push Your Body

Huh. California Warns People to Limit Exposure to Cellphones More.

NYT: Running

Good reads and video here. Learn about the Stoics and caffeine naps. Yes, you read that right.

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