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Thursday, 2/20/20

At one of the oldest and best Italian restaurants in town, I ordered a non-alcoholic beer. The waiter, who has been there for decades, said he serves about ten non-alcoholic beers a year. Mine was the first in 2020. …More.

A guy we know, in the know, says construction on the new Hayward Field has two eight hour shifts. At most, there are now only ten hours of daylight. And that Phil Knight has contributed about two hundred million. And that the asphalt is down (on which the track and field will rest).
…Another guy, a famous Oregon Olympian, just learned there will be a Hall of Fame under the grandstands, and that he needs to get his memorabilia into that pronto.
…Olympic Trials start June 19.

Walking is a radical act

Wednesday, 2/19/20

Eliud Kipchoge: My passion for books

Tuesday, 2/18/20

It’s Okay to Leave Your Headphones at Home

Monday, 2/17/20

What Men Have Told Me

Saturday, 2/15/20

Oregon Track & Field Rundown

NYT: Running

Going the Distance (and Beyond) to Catch Marathon Cheaters

Friday, 2/14/20

LeBron James “Eats Like Sh*t”

Sunday, 2/9/20

The average American goes to the library more often than the movie theater. Read. …But do they watch more movies, at home and theaters, than read books? …The average American reads four books a year.

Book Review

Edison
By Edmund Morris
634 pages, Random House, 2019

It’s terrific. America’s (maybe world’s) best inventor,
Edison’s bulb lit up the world. He was also very strange and a bad dad, husband, and business man, often near bankruptcy. But he could jump?. Challenged by Henry Ford at a party, Edison, 68, kicked a chandelier, smashing it to smithereens. OTC’s John Altendorf, 73, world age group champion pole vaulter, said with practice his best possible chandelier kick would fall short at six feet.

Thursday, 2/6/20

Turn off the caffeine machine? Read.

Tuesday, 2/4/20

Jerks

Super-short intervals with even shorter recoveries