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Monday, 11/12/18

From iron bars to Ironman: How a prison rowing machine turned a career criminal into a record-breaking triathlete

The most efficient total body workout you’ll ever do. Consider.

This one is for the walk-ons, the guys who just want a chance to run …Reminds me of the University of Oregon Running Club. There are no UO walk-ons in cross country (both men and women teams qualified for the 2018 NCAA D1 Finals). But we know two guys, Gio Guzman and Justin Gallegos, from Hart High School in Santa Clarita, CA who joined the Running Club, loving the competition and camaraderie. …More.

Why your football coach wants you to run track

Sports Bra Weekend, 11/10-11/18

Sports bra controversyMore. …And still more in the New York Times. Learn how the sports bra was invented. …It’s not just about boys and girls. As a rule, football coaches dislike runners. Don learned that in 1961 at Anaheim High School, and nothing has changed over the years. …During a recent conversation with a notable sportswriter (who loves all sports), we learned “runners are a lot more thoughtful.”

Why U.S. Women Are Outperforming Men in the Marathon

Phootball physics …Crash dummies’ favorite sport. …Crash dummies’ makeover.

The Problem With Being Perfect

Jen A. Miller/NYT: It’s Not Just About You

CIF-SS Prelims results.

Inside China’s training camps, where boys are learning how to be men

NYT: What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick?

Giant sequoia for the property? Read. Grows about two feet a year.

Friday, 11/9/18

Doctor Saves Woman’s Life at NYC Marathon, Then Finishes His Race

Amby Burfoot: The Yin-Yang of Fast Marathons

Why All Runners Should Spend Time On The Trails

Thursday, 11/8/18

Q&A with Abraham Kiptum. Smashed the half marathon world record in his sub two shoes. Reveals training program.

NYT: How Emotions Can Affect the Heart

Hey, Struggling Runner –

Jack Reacher Still Won’t Quit

Week That Was

Marathoning in Venice. …No, not global warming or God’s wrath. Founded 421 in the Venetian Lagoon, it continues to have issues. …Marathoning on a flow track?

Semi-Rad: I’m meditating (I’m just not sitting down)

Wednesday, 11/7/18

Why Everyone Cries on Marathon Day

NYC Marathon photos.

A recent study of Spartathlon runners showed that just after the race, their blood samples – which looked similar to those of people close to death – returned to normal within days. More

Life span has little to do with genes

“If Eugene is this place where there are world-class sporting events, there’s no reason it couldn’t be a place for world-class art…” 20×21 Eug Mural Project

Have we medicalized everyday life?

Tuesday, 11/6/18

How a Japanese elementary school prepared my child for college in the U.S. …Tough love.

Why Are Leaner Athletes Faster?

Monday, 11/5/18

Frohnmayer: ‘University of Nike’ exploits my family’s tragedy to support a false narrative

Best Social Media Moments During the NYC Marathon

Running a marathon proves age is nothing but a number …And red pee is nothing but two words, six letters in all. NBD.

Dear Younger Me: Anna Rohrer …Good advice. Rohrer is only 21.

Video: UO track & field coach Robert Johnson on the construction at Hayward Field

Finally, and I know you were waiting for this: Obituary of James J. ‘Whitey’ Bulger

Justin’s Justice. Don Diminished.

Today at the Autumn Trails 10 Miler. On Spencer Butte. Elevation gain 1960 feet. Results. First time for Justin Gallegos on the course. 11 minute improvement for Don over last year.

Why is it called a Big Leaf Maple? Answer. …20 1/16 inches. New record for the property.

Weekend, 11/3-4/18

Like: How to Run a Marathon Faster as You Get Older. …Whatever we’re doing, we probably need to do it faster.

Q&A with Jacqueline Hansen

Alysia Montano speaks out on the ever-present doping scandal in track & field. Here.

Don’t miss: An Aging Marathoner Tries to Run Fast After 40 …It’s not just about the marathon. …Time for red pee?

Do You Even Lift, Grandma? Why Older Adults Should Be Making Gains. It’s More Than Just Bro Science

Is the 4% cheating?

Don’t Use Headphones

Friday, 11/2/18

Congrats to the West Ranch boys and the Saugus girls. Foothill Finals Results. Hat tip to Paul Broneer. …Signal story.

Is Your Favorite National Park On This List of Volcano Hot Spots? …We really like Crater Lake, but… How can you decide on a favorite, there being so many that are so precious? And even more that we’ve yet to experience?

Tuning Out The Noise

What Do We Know About Healthy Aging?

The Wrestler, the Philosopher, and the Amazing Pull-Up Chase

More about the philosopher. A runner! … Philosophize this: “My favorite workout is 400m repeats on the track with a 200m recovery jog. When I’m at my best, I run about 10-12 of them at under 75 seconds/lap.”


Maryland fires coach DJ Durkin day after reinstatement.
…Finally. So many coaches get so much money, and… Have you ever known, or even heard of an experienced distance coach who abused his/her charges, just jerks? Probably not as runners would never tolerate it. We love our sport, but not to death.

Science sez: Growing Up Surrounded by Books Has a Lasting Positive Effect on the Brain

Busybodies seeking to avoid Olympic marathon deaths