Do you really need 10,000 steps per day? …Do you really need to watch a screen 12 hours a day?
Rudy Chapa on The Spirit and Magic of Hayward Field
Are we traveling too much?
Running Into Obsession: The Church of Arthur Lydiard
Was walking south this morning at 10:30 AM on on the river trail. Going north were six University of Oregon ladies, running quite fast (and talking), including Jessica Hull, ranked No. 1 in 1500 for the upcoming the NCAA D-1 championships.
Just finished Bernd Heinrich’s The Snoring Bird. Fascinating and well done on so many levels. …We also like Why We Run and Racing the Antelope: What Animals Can Teach Us About Running and Life
Now reading Johnny Appleseed: The Man, the Myth, the American Story. What a character! A bit of a hippie. Wore cast-off rags, a tin pot for a hat, often bare foot. Spent a lot of time in Mansfield, OH, 11 miles from the farm where my mom was raised. She taught in Mansfield before coming to California.
Yikes! The Books of College Libraries Are Turning Into Wallpaper
The Searchers might not be John Wayne’s best movie. Check out Red River.
Yikes again. We all know that families should eat together, but…
Lessons From the Great Antioxidant Lie …Guru Ken Cooper’s Antioxident Revolution got me on the daily “antioxident cocktail” for about a year. A fool, to be sure.
David Epstein: You Don’t Want a Child Prodigy
Jen A. Miller/NYT: Great Expectations for a Return to Racing. When was your last race? Was saddened to hear so many of my Santa Clarita friends, 60 years and older, no longer race. Maybe for good reasons, who knows? I still love it.
Breakfast in Eugene
Leaving Depoe Bay.
W.H. Auden Wrote Poetry For a Beautiful Short Film About Running. …Saw him race at the Los Angeles Sports Arena in 1962.
Q&A with David Epstein. The case for trying new things. Our new things: xc skiing and snowshoeing.
Week That Was. …Don’t miss the story on Angelica Rock.
Twitter is a virus of the mind
Trail Runners Are Lazy Parasites
Interesting throughout: Why I Hope to Die at 75. …Q&A with Emanuel. …Don plans to be racing at 75. A new age group.
We’re here. This morning, while doing intervals on the treadmill, an old guy who had just been walking slowly on a treadmill stopped moving and breathing on a weight machine. Another guy and Don got him on his back. I felt a pulse but he was otherwise looking bad. The other guy started pounding his chest and I ran to summon help. The paramedics arrived timely, but found no heart beat and minimal blood pressure. Amazingly, he was back among the living within 5-7 minutes. I’m guessing the guy who pounded his chest saved his life. He had CPR training over 10 years ago. A lot has changed. Shouldn’t we all get trained to help each other? Libbie and Don will sign up very soon to be trained and certified.
Southern Oregon University men are ranked No. 6 in the NAIA. Ryan Alexander, our friend from Southern CA, is in the 1500. Link.
Ken Goe: The NCAA needs to scrap the regional meets and find something better