Brad Stulberg: When, Exactly, to Schedule Your Workouts
Cool video: Morning Hill Climbs for Breakfast
You gave me a straw. Now you’re going to jail. California, of course.
Inside the NFL’s relentless, existential, Big Tobacco-style pursuit of your children. Hooked for Life.
Kenny Moore loves Eugene. …Moore ran in the Olympic marathon at both Mexico City and Munich, finishing fourth in 1972.
What Cross-Country Skiing Reveals About the Human Condition. I think you would like it. Take the day off. Drive to the snow (faster than waiting for it, which may involve more years than you have). Rent the skis. Get a 15 minute lesson. And you’re good to go.
Property next to Don is for sale. 425 steps from the Willamette River Trail.
As it happens, I’m now reading Carrying The Fire. It’s terrific. The book was gifted to me, and my first thought was to give it pass. But she (who must be obeyed) urged me otherwise, it being actually written by Michael Collins, a frank and funny account of the Apollo mission. “At the risk of alienating friends,” he writes, Collins provides a pros and cons paragraph on other astronauts he worked with the the 60s and 70s. Ouch! Glad he doesn’t know me to sum up for the world. Collins is now 87. …Recent Q&A video. …Here’s a link (that may not work) to the 1974 NYT book review …Tom Wolfe wrote a great book about fighter jocks, astronauts, and the space program. Read The Right Stuff
Alex Hutchinson/The New Yorker: Pushing the Limits of Extreme Breath-Holding
Competition in its best form is a test of self. It has nothing to do with medals. The winner is the person who gets the most out of themselves. ~Al Oerter,the first track and field athlete to win gold medals in four consecutive Olympic Games
Mind is everything. Muscle – pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind. ~Paavo Nurmi
This Flu Season Is the Worst in Nearly a Decade And getting worse.
Interesting. The Case for Density/Affordable Housing
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Will trail running make me faster? Probably. Definitely happier, more smoothed out than when running on asphalt and in traffic.
Sunday morning we did the Tracktown, USA workout at Hayward Field, most of the time jogging and walking with Tony Clement, a super nice guy raised on a dairy farm outside of Johnstown, PA. His dad would get up at 2:30 AM to milk the cows, and often also wake up one of kids to help. So you will not be surprised to learn Tony decided early on to be a runner, go to college, and get-the-hell off the farm. …He loves Eugene.
Can you spot Libbie and Don in this video? Hint: 0:48 – 0:50. The tall, bearded guy in black is Ian Dobson, 2008 Olympian. The coach is Vin Lananna, USATF President. He agreed to do a Q&A.
The Avalon 50K is a very tough race on the mountains of Catalina. Six days ago our friend, Patricia DeVita, 82, finished in 11:33:08. (Ever run/walked for 11 hours?) Beat four others.
Tube time tomorrow on the indoor track. Details.
Insane. Only 6th with a 2:04:15. More
You shouldn’t rely on coffee or beer for daily hydration. More
Every step of practice should be directed to making the athlete better. …Fun rant.
Ever wonder about Philadelphia? …People I love dearly lived there. As did Ben Franklin. Birth place of the United States. Franklin Field. (Hayward Field is historic, but not as much as Franklin Field.) Killer museums and historic sites. Was often there for business stuff, mostly with Philadelphia lawyers. One day I was walking out of my hotel, and there was Dennis Olsen, my good running buddy from Santa Clarita, also there on business. So of course we went for a run.
Eugene is TurkeyTown USA
Katelyn Tuohy, only 15, is amazing. Here’s why.
Can Climbing Mountains Make You Crazy? …Can ultrarunning make you crazy? Ask Dean Karnazes, others. Lots of stories about seeing, hearing, thinking crazy stuff after 12 hours of continuous running.
Best Exercises for a Strong Back. I like the Concept 2 rower at the gym, and often use that as a warm up for the treadmill, going about 10 minutes, 1700 meters. …In my next life, taller and more muscular, I want to be a rower. …Recommended: The Amateurs and The Boys in the Boat
Q&A with Dorothy Parker. Very funny lady.
I love Tibetan Peach Pie
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