Last night we heard from Dick Fosbury. Good guy. Got his autograph. Shook his hand. He won the gold medal on 10/20/68.
Why intellectuals should not be afraid to like sports. Foz is an engineer and intellectual.
Also got a hug from Colleen Milliman. Has her sights on the 400 world record in the spring. Vin Lananna came over later to chat her up, but, tellingly, didn’t get a hug.
Video: Running Wild in the Alps
It’s Okay to Be Good and Not Great.
Forget the Vaporfly! Run 8% Faster!!!
190,000 miles and counting: Frank Shorter’s extraordinary running career
Also 70, Ohio Woman Runs Insanely Fast Marathon in Chicago
Life Lessons From Eliud Kipchoge
What do your $250 sneakers say about you?
Jen A. Miller/NYT: Running
800-meter Olympic champ Mims remains pioneer 50 years later
Like: University of Virginia President leading a morning run every week.
Stink alert: What an Audacious Hoax Reveals About Academia
It’s up to the artist to use language that can be understood, not hide it in some private code. Most of these jokers don’t even want to use language you and I know or can learn . . . they would rather sneer at us and be smug, because we ‘fail’ to see what they are driving at. If indeed they are driving at anything–obscurity is usually the refuge of incompetence. ~Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land
Photos from Santa Clarita, 2011: Up The Beast. Down The Viper.
Week That Was
Is it possible to be too flexible?
More on the 91 year old climber
Your kids hate your smartphone addiction …And it makes you stupid.
“A strong butt is the key to a happy life,” says Jordan Metzl, M.D.
…About hip flexibility. Here.
Justin Gallegos signs with Nike …More here
91 year old breaks record… Story.
Meb, 43, obviously bored, is thinking… Story.
Dealing with age-related muscle loss
Growing up in the library
Revel in the frictive immediacy of running
Yesterday was our seventh wedding anniversary. Don got this. And read it in 24 hours. A gift from you-know-who, who previewed it in 24 hours, just to be sure it was ok. It’s terrific. …In seven days we will attend Tracktown Tuesday and hear from Foz.
Alberto Praises Mo
Enjoy The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World . Weighs 7 pounds. Will grace your coffee table. …We’re friends with an old(ish) couple who want to visit every country. They’re about eight short.
How good is your doctor, hospital? Learn here.
Lazlo Tabori, Olympian and long time coach in Los Angeles, is buried next to his coach, Mihaly Igloi, in a cemetary in Hungary. Photo. Igloi coached Tabori in Hungary and Los Angeles along with Jim Beatty, first human to run a sub 4 indoor mile, and Olympic gold medalist Bob Schul, and our good friend Jacqueline Hansen with many female first ever, world records on the track and road.