Pearls Before Breakfast …Seven years later at Washington’s Union Station.
Exercise vs. Drugs to Treat High Blood Pressure and Reduce Fat
Athing Mu, only 16, on recording the second-fastest indoor 600m time in history
Alex Hutchinson’s Q&A with Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness. …It includes a question so long in my mind. Why do the best runners in their time just stop competing in their twenties, thirties, the rest of their lives? Lotsa greats in Eugene who don’t compete.
the morning shakeout
It’s Complicated: Athlete Relationships with Social Media. Fascinating. And disturbing.
Why Do New Yorkers Walk So Fast? And drive like maniacs? So let me tellya, having lived and worked there for 2.5 years in the early 70s. They’re nuts, sorta. Stressed to the max. Fighting for space. Even so, there were/are so many wonderful people there.
Ken Goe: The IAAF shouldn’t mess with the U.S. Olympic Trials
Athing Mu defeated by high school freshman. Story
Remembering Dan Jenkins, the Most Influential Sportswriter Ever. And funniest.
The Amazing Franz Kafka Workout. …Only 15 minutes a day. Naked, of course.
Bill Gates: My new favorite book of all time. …It’s very, very good. Contains loads of facts and reasons to be optimistic. But as on some level you/we are tribal thinkers, unthinkingly prone to spout whatever our crowd holds dear, be prepared to be upset.
We also liked Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.
More? Here is a 66 minute conversation between Jordan Peterson and Steven Pinker
Our photos from 03/05/16
Have you seen Free Solo? Consider
Week That Was
Q&A with Eliud Kipchoge
Alex Hutchinson: There’s a Complex Connection Between Exercise and Anger. …Why mom told us to go play outside.
Aetna (who sends me a check each month for 13 years of employment) offers $25-per-night rewards to employees (monitored via sleep trackers) who manage 20 nights of sleep for seven hours or more in a row. …Why We Can’t Sleep
Komif Kejelcha of the Nike Oregon Project broke the world record in the indoor mile with a time of 3:47.01, breaking the world indoor mile record time of 3:48.45 set by Hicham El Guerrouj back in 1997. Details.
Global survey of the happiest, healthiest countries: U.S. is 37th! U.S. hampered by excessive obesity, depression, inactivity…