Probably best ever NCAA Championships going on at Hayward Field. Read. It’s a magic place. The cool, a bit damp weather helped.
Don’t Need No Stinkin Men. It’s about historical badass Miriam O’Brien Underhill.
Alex Hutchinson says perfectionists are more likely to get injured. Click.
America’s Next Great Running Hope, and One of the Cruelest Twists in Youth Sports
The Big Breakfast Study. Calories are apparently utilized more efficiently in the morning than in the evening.
The average American woman is 5’3″ tall, has a 38″ waist, and weighs 168.5 pounds. More. …Average American guy is 5’9″ tall, has a 39.7″ waist, and weighs 195.5 pounds.
Jen A. Miller/NYT: When You’re Hurt in a Race, and more
Video: Michael Norman’s dad gets mic’d up for 400-meter dash: ‘He got the record!’ Mom sounded pleased as well.
USC has to win the relay be the champs. Watch …Same challenge for Oregon in 2017. Watch. Note USC’s final runner.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Sharon Lokedi Wins NCAA 10,000m as Six Women Break 30-Year-Old Meet Record. …Old record set by Cal State Los Angeles’ Sylvia Mosqueda in Eugene, 6/1/88. …Watch the new meet record video. …More.
A bit off topic. How Does A Nepalese Porter Carry So Much Weight? ..And The Sherpa Diet for Legendary Mountain Strength
NYT: Weight Training May Help to Ease or Prevent Depression.
Too many people confine their exercise to jumping to conclusions, running up bills, stretching the truth, bending over backwards, lying down on the job, sidestepping responsibility and pushing their luck. ~Unknown
Eliud Kipchoge: 12 x 800m, 10 x 400m …Please don’t try that. You’re not Kipchoge.
Track intervals tend to be unpleasant. Coach Lawrence of Arabia’s tip
State Street Mile …Father Larry Gosselin from the Santa Barbara Mission jumped into the race as he walked by the start (Photo: Fritz Olenberger). From Santa Barbara Edhat.
Gary Cantrell, famous race director, is walking across the country. Story.
Video from last night at Hayward Field with Vin Lananna, Bill Dellinger, Lance Deal, Mary Slaney, others.
Jane Brody/NYT: How to Increase Your Chances of Having a Long, Healthy Life
Is Being Good Good for You?
These 10 things all happened at Oregon’s historic Hayward Field. …Check the clip from Animal House, filmed in 1977. It looks very different today.
Austin O’Neil goes 3:56 at the State Street Mile, first sub four by a Santa Clarita native. More. …Course details. …Race video. …Rich Burns, another Hart alum, ran a 4:19 in the 1500 when in his fifties.
the morning shakeout
NPR: Why Children Aren’t Behaving, And What You Can Do About It
The Oxymoron Museum
Rupp: 16 x 400m
Jeff Sather, the OTC Masters coach, will give us a surprise session with 500 intervals. …Not fun.
The Week That Was
Take Time to Do Nothing
How cool is this? We’re going.
Rupp on Pre
Costco Is a Performance Athlete’s Dream. …We’re here. Along with two other couples. Six aging adults. Each with an opinion, a position on Costco.
Colin Fletcher, a self-described “solitary son-of-a-bitch.”
Why your brain needs you to read every day. …On returning from Ireland, she asked me (being 44% Irish) for a book recommendation, wanting insight into Ireland’s soul. I suggested this. She’s reading it now. Loves it. …Available for free on your Kindle.
The Mediterranean diet is gone
June Oregon Track Club Newsletter
NYT: Scared of High-Intensity Interval Training? A Heart Monitor Can Make it Fun and Easy
Study: Multivitamins, Other Common Supplements Have No Health Benefits
The ultimate is not to win, but to reach within the depths of your capabilities and to compete against yourself to the greatest extent possible. When you do that, you have dignity. You have the pride. You can walk about with character and pride no matter in what place you happen to finish. ~Billy Mills, Olympic Gold Medalist in the 10,000, Tokyo 1964
Video: The final lap …Still the only American to win the 10,000.
Also in Tokyo, Bob Schul wins the 5000, still the only American… Video
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. ~ William James