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Tuesday, 8/18/20

Cheptegei wore a Strava on WR race. That and other amazing stories here.

Especially now, bored/anxious during the pandemic, Americans are boozing it up like never before. Just as the government warns men to cut back to only one glass per night. Story.

Perchance, bored, you’re reading more. Check out Top Ten Books. And read all the Tom Wolfe you can find. Starting with his fun report on Studs Lonigan, a book I read about 55 years ago.

Monday, 8/17/20

How fast is 12:35.36? Insanely fast.

Saturday, 8/15/20

Video: The Final 4 Laps of Joshua Cheptegei’s WR Run

Friday, 8/14/20

There was a 5K last night at Dorris Ranch, our first race since November. Results. A lovely course, with hills, on dirt/rooted trails along the Willamette and up and down the rows in a filbert orchard. Probably 1 to 2 minutes slower than a paved, PR course. Most, including Don, were happy to be back in racing mode.

Dorris Ranch photos.

Thursday, 8/13/20

COVID-19–related myocarditis …Football, basketball anytime soon?

Wednesday, 8/12/20

Ultramarathon Runner Sets Record For Iconic 268-Mile Trail And Picks Litter On His Way …An example for us all. Don’t wait for some signal, others. Just do it.

Friday, 8/7/20

Ultrarunner Finds Woman Who Was Missing in Idaho Wilderness For a Week

Roald Dahl: “It Is Almost a Crime to Allow Your Child to Go Unimmunised” …Great writer for children. But for adults, we like Going Solo, My Uncle Oswald, and Switch Bitch.

At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Milorad Cavic lost the 100-meter butterfly to Michael Phelps by one one-hundredth of a second. Or maybe he won and there was a timing error. It depends on who you ask, what parts of the internet you read, and how deep down the rabbit hole you go… Read.

Thursday, 8/6/20

College sports may soon be on life support

Just ordered: Amazing Racers: The Story of America’s Greatest Running Team and Its Revolution …How high school cross country can change lives forever. It sure did for Don.

Wednesday, 8/5/20

Watch Olympian Katie Ledecky swim with full glass of milk on her head …What would be a comparable test for runners?

Sunday, 8/2/20

Eugene is known for its rain and clouds – but not for fish dropping out of the sky. Osprey legend is that in 2014, while the birds were nesting at the historic Hayward Field, they dropped their lunch – which happened to be trout – on unsuspecting runners. It was at that point in time that the University had the nest moved across the street to its current location at Oregon Law. The Ospreys soon adapted, and within two weeks, they moved to their new nest. …More

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