Author Archive

Thursday, 7/29/21

Getting Over Gold: Athletes and Mental Health

Finished Lieberman’s Exercised. Excellent. Compelling chapter on endurance and aging.

You are old, Father William,” the young man said,
“And your hair has become very white;
And yet you incessantly stand on your head—
Do you think, at your age, it is right?”

–Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Monday, 7/26/21

Now reading EXERCISED: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do is Healthy and Rewarding

Saturday, 7/24/21

Results from the 7/22/21 OTC All-Comers here. Craig Godwin, now back on track after his second heart attack earlier this year, ran the best 3000 in the U.S. this year for a 54 year old. Along with Craig, we.ve done Q&As with Justin Gallegos, Becky Sisley (now 82 and still heaving the javelin), and Jill Mestler, the meet director.

The 61-Year-Old Shepherd Who Shuffled His Way to an Unlikely Ultra Win

Friday, 7/23/21

Imagine yourself at the 2021 USATF National Masters Track & Field Championship. Competing. …Results

Wednesday, 7/21/21

Everesting. I’m going for it. On Spencer Butte and Skinner Butte. Since 7/6, five efforts, 7040′ to date.

Peter Sellers: A Hard Day’s Night

Thursday, 7/15/21

Bernd Heinrich on his ‘unusual’ life as a runner and biologist in Maine …Among his many books, we liked are Why We Run, Racing the Antelope, and The Snoring Bird (his memoir).

Wednesday, 7/14/21

Just in. My Conversation with Alexander the Grate

Saturday, 7/10/21

Why are women winning ultramarathons outright? Read

Thursday, 7/8/21

The invisible addiction: is it time to give up caffeine?

Book Lover

Good books read since previous lists on 12/20/20 and 1/24/21. What am I missing?

The Private Life of Chairman Mao by Dr. Li Zhisui
Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min
A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell
The Obesity Code by Jason Fung, MD
A Great and Terrible King by Marc Morris
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
A Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez
Thunderstruck by Eric Larson
The Man Who Loved China by Simon Winchester
The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
The Slaughterman’s Daughter by Yaniv Iczkovits
A Gravestone Made of Wheat by Will Weaver
Old School by Tobias Wolff
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal by Ben MacIntyre
Where The Sea Breaks Its Back by Corey Ford
Pearl of China by Anchee Min
My Mortal Enemy by Willa Cather
438 Days by Jonathan Franklin:
The Good Earth by Pearl Buck
Sea of Glory by Nathaniel Philbrick
Red Azalea by Anchee Min
Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
Red Ginger by Anchee Min
Paul Among The People: The Apostle Reinterpreted And Reimagined In His Own Time by Sarah Ruden
Martial’s Epigrams: A Selection by Garry Wills
Let Me Finish by Roger Angell
The Men Who Stare At Goats by Jon Ronson
Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey
Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life by Michael Lewis
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest by Steig Larsson
A Life of Privilege, Mostly by Gardner Botsford
Lake of the Ozarks by Bill Geist
With The Old Breed by E.B. Sledge
Katherine by Anchee Min
The Cooked Seed: A Memoir by Anchee Min
The Music of Silence: A Memoir by Andrea Bocelli
The Night in Question by Tobias Wolff
Nanjing Requiem by Ha Jin