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Weekend, 12/1-2/18

2018 December OTC Newsletter includes our Q&A with Curtis Anderson. …Ken Goe called Anderson “the “dean of Northwest track and field writers.”

Next up will be a Q&A with a buddy of Pre and constant friend with the Prefontaine family.

Eliud Kipchoge: the best athlete on the planet bar none

Jen A. Miller/NYT: Running Into the Holidays

Good Advice from Coach Werner Herzog …More? Be tough. Chew your fingers off

Likes no. Yikes yes. Just 12 Percent Of American Adults Are Metabolically Healthy

Friday, 11/30/18

We checked out the Dick Fosbury sculpture at Oregon State University. See here.

Fosbury and the flop

Javier Sotomayor of Cuba set the men’s world record (8 ft .045 in) 25 years ago. Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria set the women’s world record (6ft 10 1/4 in) 31 years ago.

Thursday, 11/29/18

Week That Was and Running With The Buffaloes 20 Years Later here. The latter is one of the best running books you will ever read. Mark Wetmore is one of the best college distance coach ever. The Buffalo women won the D1 cross country championship this year. Buffalo men were fourth.

The Wetmore Factor

5 Places Where People Slow Down Aging

U.S. Life Expectancy Falls Further

Train for a Half Marathon By Running Just 3 Times a Week

Semi-Rad: Why Finish Lines Will Get You Every Time

Wednesday, 11/28/18

Gretchen Reynolds/NYT: The Best Food for Athletes

40 best books to read before you die …Good list, but the author doesn’t know you. Ask a bookish friend for recommendations, someone who really knows you. And don’t feel inadequate if the book doesn’t grab you after, say, 50 pages. Leave it like you change channels, without shame. …A best book list without Faulkner, Twain, Swift, Dostoyevsky, Joyce, Hugo…?

The Race to Nowhere in Youth Sports

Tianna Bartoletta is a two-time Olympian with three gold medals. Read

Our tax dollars at work in higher education.

Tuesday, 11/27/18

the morning shakeout

Screw running shoes

On Running in the City as a Woman

Monday, 11/26/18

There’s no such thing as being too fit

Q&A with Olympian John Gregorek

Breaking news from Harvard Business Review: Making Kindness a Core Tenet of Your Company

I was about to line up against 44,000 Ethiopians at Africa’s largest road race…More

Thanksgiving…

Tim Layden: Embrace the Excitement of Today’s Young Stars Before Getting Lost in Tomorrow’s Promise

Semi-Rad: 8 Adventure Gifts Over $35,000

The Onion’s Guide To Hosting A Perfect Thanksgiving

Timely notice from the American Chemical Society: What Happens When You Eat Too Much?

Teen loses driving license after 49 minutes. …On the day I got my first car, a 1956 Ford Crown Victoria, I went on the 91 Freeway in Anaheim to see how fast it would go. Shut it down after it went over 100 mph.

Reading List on the Need for Female Coaches …Like Cathie Twomey Bellamy

Jen A. Miller/NYT: Why marathons and other matters

CIF State XC Championships results

Wednesday, 11/21/18

Alex Hutchinson: How Do Nike’s Vaporfly 4% Shoes Actually Work?

15 year old freed the Nose on El Capitan. …I wasn’t doing anything noteworthy that day. You?

Time to sign up for The Master’s University Winter 5K.

85-Year-Old Marathoner on Her 10-Mile Daily Runs, Fad Diets, and the Problem With Men Her Age

Why 10,000 steps?

Pondering Football’s Toll

Our friend is turning 106. Likes to read. Our last gift was Chernow’s Hamilton, and she loved it, but it took her two months to read it. After checking with her daughter (older than Don), we decided to gift her with this and this. …BTW, her daughter is into 10,000 steps and owns at least 10,000 books.

NYT: Regular Exercise May Keep Your Body 30 Years ‘Younger’

Tuesday, 11/20/18

the morning shakeout

Video: HS football player sings National Anthem

How a 6-Year-Old Survived Being Lost in the Woods. …We’ve vacationed in the Wallowa mountains. Hiked, hiked, and then hiked some more. Loved it. Stayed here.

Father-son team tackle infamous desert ultramarathon

Joy in aging

The Best Coach Ever

Consider plogging while jogging

Monday, 11/19/18

Oxford remembers life of Sir Roger Bannister. …What a guy! Read Twin Tracks: The Autobiography

The 9-Word Ultimate Fitness Manifesto

The Wisdom of Gary Player

Pediatrician gets his patients moving at early age

Yikes: One-third of US parents plan to skip flu shots for their kids

Who the hell was William H. Prescott? Awesome, I say. Almost finished with The Conquest of Peru. (Maybe 15 years ago I read the Conquest of Mexico.) The Inca story reads like science fiction. No money. No poverty. No one goes hungry. Everyone is married. Everyone works. No crime (steal and you’re executed). And so on.

Jason Gay: 27 More Rules of Thanksgiving Family Touch Football