Dani Jones, twice NCAA champion, writes: Dear Younger Me
Workouts can blunt or boost appetites. …Outrunning Hunger
Maybe the best Little Free Library
How you can read 52 books a year. I read (of course) somewhere that the average American adult reads 12 books a year.
Recent reads (with one word reviews):
Natural Causes. Good.
12 Rules For Life. Best.
Historical Badass: The 19th-Century Writer Who Braved the Desert Alone
Jen A. Miller/NYT: Using Running Tricks in the Rest of your Life
“I’ve been a Patriots fan my entire life, long before they were good enough to loathe. But I won’t be watching football this weekend. I haven’t watched a single pass or tackle all season.” …Read
Week That Was. …Several striking instances of toughening the workouts.
Hiker Completes Second Ever Crossing of Death Valley. …What, never been to Death Valley??? It’s really cool, so to speak. We went there so many times. So scenic. Eyeball stretching. Wonderful history. Got second at the first Death Valley Marathon in 1988 at 43 years old. My time was around 3:10. A sandy trail, but a net downhill. Race director told us afterwards the course was actually about 27 miles. In March (now December) just as it was turning hot. Was about 60 degrees at the start and near 100 at the finish. One guy did a face plant at the finish, severely dehydrated, and was placed on an IV.
An insidious scourge that has nothing to do with head trauma is ravaging retired N.F.L. players. Story
Liked: Tip of the Iceberg
How I Learned To Love Exercise. It all counts.
Doug Brenner knew something was wrong when he awoke from a nap and felt as though he couldn’t move. More. …And more. …In 1961, Don was on the Class C Anaheim High School football team. Starting in September, when it was very hot, our practices were between two and three hours. In full uniform gear. No water breaks/bottles. No sitting. No sense.
Gene Dykes didn’t beat Ed Whitlock’s age group world record!!! …Dykes explains.