Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez To Ask That A Tax On Distance Running Be Added To Green New Deal. And lots more.
April Fool, n. The March fool with another month added to his folly. ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary
The 5000m has been crucial for my career and has helped me to become the athlete I am today…~Eliud Kipchoge
My lady and Don are renewing our New Year’s resolutions for another 90 days. Don’s:
1. No alcohol, sugar, or junk.
2. Decaf only in the morning or at an outside function. Regular coffee only for long drives.
3. No gossip.
4. Decreased computer time.
5. Do procrastinated tasks assigned by my lady.
6. Do good works.
7. Increase sleep time.
You couldn’t call it flying. Photo
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.
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
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
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.