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Weekend, 3/30-31/19

IAAF World Cross Country Championship Results

One Shoe, No Problems

Man Who Exercised Every Day Dies at 111. Even when he had to get out of his wheelchair to do it.

The Coddling of the American Mind

Jen A. Miller: The Races Are Virtual but the Running Is Real. With links.

Our book of the week: Aristotle’s Way

Q&A with Athing Mu

Reprise on our favorite 90+ athlete Colleen Milliman

“A phenom in basketball is different from a standout in other team sports because there’s no helmet on the kid and by the time he reaches junior year in high school and becomes an All-American, everybody knows who he is,” the agent said. “Everybody in that town knows him. Agents, college coaches, media and many other people in the basketball world know him. You and I went to college, matured, faced rejection at some point, and experienced failures and successes. You learn and you grow; it’s a healthy development. But these players – the five-star recruits who are known nationally – have a very unique development. From the time they’re 14 or 15 years old, they’re probably the most famous person in their community. …Read the whole thing. Here

World Cross Country Championships video. Wicked course.

Friday, 3/29/19

Margaret Bailes Johnson, 17, won a gold medal in the 4 x 100 relay at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. And never raced again.

How many cigarettes in a bottle of wine?

Video: Running the Oregon Trail

Video: Stress, Trauma, and Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. I’m guessing you’re near the PCT, and that we’re all past due for a ramble.

Alex Hutchinson: How Treadmill Running Differs from Running Outside? Short answer: Not much. When an office slug, I’d train on them during lunch. Now I do so because I get up in the dark and it rains a lot in Oregon. And because it’s a good way to run intervals.

Ken Goe writes, It’s time for the sport to put spectators first

Thursday, 3/28/19

Deena Kastor on the hardest race in the world.

Steve Magness: The college admissions scandal and our obsession with status

What my DNA told me: Avoid fast food, eat vegetables.
…Uh, that’s what my mother told me. Watch what you swallow.

Hilarious: Morning Rituals

Wednesday, 3/27/19

It is a hundred times more difficult to burn calories than to refrain from consuming them in the first place.

Every problem you have is your responsibility, regardless of who caused it.

And 86 other important truths.

Regular Running Can Double Your Chances of Making It to 85

6 Pro Cyclists Open Up About Their Struggles With Depression. …Head injuries are often a common denominator among athletes grappling with mental health issues.

A few stories on self-induced head injuries:

NYT: Marijuana Edibles May Pose Special Risks

CNN: Cannabis-related ER visits in Colorado jump threefold after legalization

Tuesday, 3/26/19

the morning shakeout. Ches is going for the world record at Carlsbad.

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum name change sacrifices tradition for money

Politicized kids’ books are a new low in parenting

5 Lies You’ve Been Told About “Following Your Passion”

Forest Lawn: The Disneyland of Death

Prolonged sitting induces a state that they call “exercise resistance.” Read.

For that someone kinda full of it. Consider

Fiber: Only 5 percent of people in the US meet the recommended daily requirement

Monday, 3/25/19

New approaches to the old problem of old age

Doctors want to limit sugary drinks for kids, teens. …Why the focus on the young? Lotsa obesity in every age group.

Tougher than thee and me. Women Becoming Marines: ‘I’ Will No Longer Be in Your Vocabulary

Weekend, 3/23-24/19

Jen A. Miller/NYT: What you can do when you can’t race. With links.

Killer eggs?

Jockology: How your office job is affecting your metabolism

The Harsh Reality of Video-Game Addiction

Friday, 3/22/19

The Evolution of Jenny Simpson. … Secrets to success when it comes to getting older, wiser—and faster.

Wiretaps, emails and checks: Parents in college admissions scam face tough legal fight

Scientific American: Are Some Fruits More Fattening Than Others?

Video: What it’s Like to Hike the Entire Appalachian Trail in 45 Days. Self-supported! …. But he also says, “I always do a few indoor track races. So I want to do the indoor mile.”

Video: Beginners Guide to Cross-Country Skiing

Just in. Woman’s Solo Hiking Trip Shockingly Doesn’t Have To Do With Inner Journey Or Anything

Thursday, 3/21/19

Just returned from Willamette Pass, about 5100′ in the Cascades. We did two hours of XC skiing. Great experience. Might be a new passion. Stand by.

Week That Was: USATF Defies The IAAF and Ruins The Olympic Trials

Alex Hutchinson: Customize Your HIIT Workout Based on Your Goals. It was a usual cold, wet winter in Eugene. That was the kind of stuff I was doing on the treadmill, and likely will continue as the weather warms up. And do more 5Ks this year.

Wednesday, 3/20/19

Video: Running Ridges in Norway with Kilian Jornet