Steve Magness: The Placebo Response
What’s the deal with Hayward Field? …Len Johnson is a track writer in Australia. …Iconic, for sure, and yet accessible. Ten years ago, my love and I went there for the first time. It was open and we jogged a few laps even as Vin Lananna, the UO head coach, was talking to his runners at track side.
Jen A. Miller/NYT: Your First Marathon Training Cycle, and more
Brad Stulberg: Eating Disorders, Divorces, Risks of Really Going For Something, and Millennials
Jonathon Marcus: If You Want Success, Figure Out the Price
Funny/sorta naughty Father’s Day story. …More. …Halpern’s dad has a book.
Be A Dad
Study: One in three Americans take meds with depressive side effects
Exercise is the best antioxidant
The Cult of Anthony Bourdain
The Last Days of Stealhead Joe
Exercise is Medicine. I run on a treadmill at the gym. My view, if not a Kindle, is a pool wherein we often see an exercise class for oldsters, mostly fat and female. The fat old boys are bs-ing with weights, but more likely watching TV at home or dead. Same deal closer to home. Our street dead ends at a Willamette River trail head. 80% of the senior walkers are female. Fit and fat is better than dead.
Video: An Ode to the Radical Restoration That Is Wild Swimming
LAT: Inside the USC women’s track team’s relay miracle
Magness Speaks — Why Rabbiting Works
How running gait increases injury risk
More on the insane USC comeback.
Bach at the Burger King
Katrina Marie Graham, Master’s alum, ran a 2:59:35 at the San Diego Rock ‘n Roll Marathon, 2nd female overall (out of 1600). Results. And is a very nice person.
Probably best ever NCAA Championships going on at Hayward Field. Read. It’s a magic place. The cool, a bit damp weather helped.
Don’t Need No Stinkin Men. It’s about historical badass Miriam O’Brien Underhill.
Alex Hutchinson says perfectionists are more likely to get injured. Click.
America’s Next Great Running Hope, and One of the Cruelest Twists in Youth Sports
The Big Breakfast Study. Calories are apparently utilized more efficiently in the morning than in the evening.
The average American woman is 5’3″ tall, has a 38″ waist, and weighs 168.5 pounds. More. …Average American guy is 5’9″ tall, has a 39.7″ waist, and weighs 195.5 pounds.
Jen A. Miller/NYT: When You’re Hurt in a Race, and more
Video: Michael Norman’s dad gets mic’d up for 400-meter dash: ‘He got the record!’ Mom sounded pleased as well.
USC has to win the relay be the champs. Watch …Same challenge for Oregon in 2017. Watch. Note USC’s final runner.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Sharon Lokedi Wins NCAA 10,000m as Six Women Break 30-Year-Old Meet Record. …Old record set by Cal State Los Angeles’ Sylvia Mosqueda in Eugene, 6/1/88. …Watch the new meet record video. …More.
A bit off topic. How Does A Nepalese Porter Carry So Much Weight? ..And The Sherpa Diet for Legendary Mountain Strength
NYT: Weight Training May Help to Ease or Prevent Depression.
Too many people confine their exercise to jumping to conclusions, running up bills, stretching the truth, bending over backwards, lying down on the job, sidestepping responsibility and pushing their luck. ~Unknown
Eliud Kipchoge: 12 x 800m, 10 x 400m …Please don’t try that. You’re not Kipchoge.
Track intervals tend to be unpleasant. Coach Lawrence of Arabia’s tip
State Street Mile …Father Larry Gosselin from the Santa Barbara Mission jumped into the race as he walked by the start (Photo: Fritz Olenberger). From Santa Barbara Edhat.
Gary Cantrell, famous race director, is walking across the country. Story.
Video from last night at Hayward Field with Vin Lananna, Bill Dellinger, Lance Deal, Mary Slaney, others.