Thursday, 3/14/19

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.

Wednesday, 3/13/19

These Concerts Are for Very Lucky Hikers Only

Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

Einstein didn’t have a smart phone

Tuesday, 3/12/19

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

Monday, 3/11/19

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.

Weekend, 3/9-10/19

Jen A. Miller/NYT: Slow Enough to Be a Sponsored Runner. …And other good links.

Must read: Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked. …What are your addictions? …One of the possible cures he mentions is Pavlok.

NCAA D1 Indoor Championships results

Friday, 3/8/19

How Muscle Memory Works

What the Wright Brothers Can Teach Us About Coaching.

Thursday, 3/7/19

Justin Gallegos featured in New York Times article, Slow Enough to Be a Sponsored Runner

Amby Burfoot: Ed Rousseau has been running for 62 years

Sleep or Die

Why Walking Helps Us Think

Wednesday, 3/6/19

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

Tuesday, 3/5/19

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

Monday, 3/4/19

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…

Kejelcha video