Week That Was
Is it possible to be too flexible?
More on the 91 year old climber
Your kids hate your smartphone addiction …And it makes you stupid.
“A strong butt is the key to a happy life,” says Jordan Metzl, M.D.
…About hip flexibility. Here.
Justin Gallegos signs with Nike …More here
91 year old breaks record… Story.
Meb, 43, obviously bored, is thinking… Story.
Dealing with age-related muscle loss
Growing up in the library
Revel in the frictive immediacy of running
Yesterday was our seventh wedding anniversary. Don got this. And read it in 24 hours. A gift from you-know-who, who previewed it in 24 hours, just to be sure it was ok. It’s terrific. …In seven days we will attend Tracktown Tuesday and hear from Foz.
Alberto Praises Mo
Enjoy The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World . Weighs 7 pounds. Will grace your coffee table. …We’re friends with an old(ish) couple who want to visit every country. They’re about eight short.
How good is your doctor, hospital? Learn here.
Lazlo Tabori, Olympian and long time coach in Los Angeles, is buried next to his coach, Mihaly Igloi, in a cemetary in Hungary. Photo. Igloi coached Tabori in Hungary and Los Angeles along with Jim Beatty, first human to run a sub 4 indoor mile, and Olympic gold medalist Bob Schul, and our good friend Jacqueline Hansen with many female first ever, world records on the track and road.
Hey. Take a Hike. With people you love. Often.
Malcolm Gladwell and Alex Hutchinson explore the benefits of enduring pain. …they (elites) didn’t know whether they would be able to instruct their children in the joys of suffering.
Gwen Jorgensen Tries to Solve the Marathon
Jen A. Miller/NYT: Pre-Race Day Jitters And more.
Mo wins. Chicago Marathon results.
Joan Benoit Samuelson Talks Emotional Finish With Daughter …Joan, 61, finished in 3:12:13, while daughter Abby finished in 3:11:20. …BTW, the weather was lousy. Warm. Rain. Wind. …Even with that, Rupp was only 43 seconds off the American Record.
“Sorry, but I won the Boston Marathon,” Yuki Kawauchi told his boss. “Is it possible to have another day off?” Must Read.
Alex Hutchinson: How dopey is ultramarathoning?
Learning from native people.
The Man Who Paddled a Kayak From Germany to Australia
Ken Goe has the inside story on Galen Rupp. …Inside because Salazar and Rupp will return his calls.
As if you needed reasons. Coffee up!!!
And a flu shot. 80,000 Americans died of flu last winter.
Cross country is a metaphor for life
Alex Hutchinson urges us to paddle or row. …Before the treadmill, I warm up on a Concept-2. Nine minutes = mile.