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Weekend, 9/29-30/18

Jen A. Miller/NYT: What Not To Do. And more.

Who Lives and Who Dies After Climbing Accidents

Video: Free Solo with Alex Honnold

How should we judge appeals to identity

More on the 50 Must-Read Books. My lady writes: “I have read six: CA, DE, KS, NB, OH, & VT.” Don read fifteen: AL, AK, AZ, CA, CT, FL, GA, KS, ME, MA, MS, NE, NM, OH, UT. …Yes, my off-hand estimate of yesterday was way-off. …You? Email

2018 Master’s University XC Invitational results

Track in the Forest: The Creation of a Legendary 1968 US Olympic Team

Kids’ Brainpower Tied to Exercise, Sleep and Limited Screen Time. …Same for adults?

Best female American marathoner? It’s Deena Kastor, 2:19:36, London, 2006.
After Joan Benoit Samuelson, only other other female American Olympic marathon medalist.

Maybe the best running book in a while: Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory. Compelling. Don read in one day. Joe Vigil is a helluva coach. And a good guy too. Met him on a plane. He’ll talk to anyone!

Lotsa Joe Vigil on You Tube

Every coach must know their 400 and mile time. ~Joe Vigil

Friday, 9/28/18

Are you/Don a nightmare customer? Perhaps not, but who doesn’t brag about a purchase of the best product at the lowest price?

50 Must-Read Books on America, Categorized by State. I’ve read at least half. No stinkers. Will look today for others, including that on running the Rocky stairs. Long time ago, on a business trip, did that in the early morn, just like Rocky. But too shy to raise my arms. Of course my attire was first class, and obtained at he best price. …BTW, there are only 72 steps to the top.

Running Is My Therapy

Sigalert in Saugus: 1000+ Running Wild Tomorrow in Central Park

Thursday, 9/27/18

Week That Was

Boys don’t read

Born to sit?

About your service snake

News you can use! Should You Run or Freeze When You See a Mountain Lion?

Dress code?

Wednesday, 9/26/18

Roger Robinson on The Remarkable Ron Hill. …The British version of our Mark Covert. …Back when, barefoot racing in cross country was the norm. In 1961 and 1962, Don and most raced barefoot on the two mile cross country course at Mt. SAC, finishing on the track. …Ron Hill wrote The Long Hard Road. It was expensive and available only by corresponding with some source in England. I read Part I and it was terrible. Imagine being trapped on a hot bus next to some runner you didn’t know and he/she start boring you about every detail, every race… I didn’t buy Part II.

More about Ron Hill

Forbes: Q&A with Shalane Flanagan

I ran 100 miles in a day – this is what happened to my body

Alex Hutchinson’s Q&A with Michael Joyner: What’s Next in the Quest for a Sub-Two-Hour Marathon?

Likes on social media are never worth your life.

Of course we don’t give a crap about hockey, but…READ. …He wanted snot, and he wanted balls.

Tuesday, 9/25/18

Four decades later: Animal House

Bravest and craziest: Alex Honnold

the morning shakeout …Don’t miss the link to Kipchoge-12 reasons.

More Young People Are Dying From Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide. …And with sharp rise in obesity, U.S. life expectancy is declining.

Kicking My Caffeine Addiction …Years ago, I did that for 30 days. More recently, ditto on alcohol and everything else even slightly naughty for four months. Especially if older, your PCP will order an annual blood test, with results indicating a bit more discipline on the intake.

Monday, 9/24/18

About heart health. Here. …And here.

Weekend, 9/22-23/18

People Actually Like You

How to live better. Hiking with Nietzsche

Reading now: How To Live. I’d rather hike with Montaigne.

Jen A. Miller/NYT: 100 Mile Luck

Daily Emerald story on the Bill Dellinger Invitational

Friday, 9/21/18

Portrait of a Master. More about Kipchoge. He’s a reader.

Today is the Bill Dellinger Invitational. The University of Portland, a small Catholic school, is highly ranked. We also plan to attend Tracktown Tuesday to hear Dick Fosbury, a track immortal.

Diary of a Concussion …Older people are especially susceptible to banging their heads, with lingering consequences.

You Tube: USATF Men’s 70 74 1500m Masters Outdoor Championships 2018 Spokane. Rock stars.

Bill Dellinger Invitational results. Running up to their billing, the Portland men looked very good, and the Oregon women even more so (top seven finishers).

Thursday, 9/20/18

Q&A with Jordan Hasay …”We’re really working on my hip extension. I’m trying to open up my hips,” she says. Any coach ever tell you to do that? If you’ve ever seen Don run, that would be an obvious recommendation, but no coach ever told me until a few years ago, and only after some pestering.

Tips to Enhance Your Run

The Case for Wasting Time

The California High Speed choo-choo is late. 11 years and counting.

Wednesday, 9/19/18

Week That Was

Michael Joyner: Why Kipchoge’s spectacular Berlin run sets the stage for faster marathons

So just thinking about #kipchoge’s 2:01:39 yesterday, hear me out: The diffs between 2:01:39 & say, 2:03:10 like Kipsang, Mutai etc have run is 1.2%. Nike claim their shoe is worth 4%. NYT found 1% advantage vs other shoes. So…is Kipchoge the same athlete in a better shoe? ~Ross Tucker

Faster. Slower. How We Walk Depends on Who We Walk With, and Where We Live

The Incredible Flying Mountain Goats

Yesterday we were at the Oregon Zoo. Hugely impressed with Mikhail, an Amur tiger. Details. Every day he gets 40 to 50 pounds of meat. …Unfortunately, we never got to enjoy his twin sister, Nicole.

Craig Leener’s This Was Never About Basketball is a finalist in the 2018 Red City Review Book Awards in the category Most Original Concept. Only $4.99 to read it on your Kindle. I’ve read it thrice.