Author Archive

Sunday, 7/12/20


Saturday, 7/11/20

Marcia McChesney, RIP …Our profile of Bill and Marcia McChesney in the 2019 August OTC Newsletter

Q&A with Thomas “Tinman” Schwartz

Friday, 7/10/20

Crazy time. Can’t race. Football OK. Read. …Could billions in lost revenue be a factor?

Friday, 7/3/20

Gangs, guns and drugs

Tuesday, 6/30/20

USATF Board Deals With Fallout From CEO’s Salary… A continuing train wreck.

Leurene Hildenbrand stays active in multiple sports at age 84 …Even more so at 88. A profile in the June 28th Wall Street Journal has the details. She continues to exercise three and four times a day.

Eugene has some awesome age group athletes. Including Colleen Milliman. The complete interview was featured in the OTC Newsletter two years ago. She continues to compete. A sharp and dear lady.

Saturday, 6/27/20

Confirmed cases and hospitalizations around the U.S. have already crept up to concerning levels as states and cities reopen. By July, most schools will have to make a final decision about holding athletics in the fall… Read.

Friday, 6/26/20

Oregon Ducks’ decision not to report the number of athletes testing positive for coronavirus raises oversight concerns

Ya think?

Thursday,, 6/25/20

Reexamining the Mythology of the Tarahumara Runners

Born to Run is a silly book. Ditto barefoot running and minimalist shoes. I started running barefoot, a 10th grader in 1961. We trained and raced barefoot. We rarely wore the crap shoes then available.

There’s no romance about stone bruises.

Wednesday, 6/24/20

Gogol wrote a short story about a drunk who wakes up and finds a nose in his breakfast. Crazy, eh? Perhaps no more so than what we see in the news each morning.

The Nose

Monday, 6/22/20


Twice in one week!!! Read.

Runners and hikers, how much elevation can you achieve in one month?