the morning shakeout
Jane Brody/NYT: The Secret to Good Health May Be a Walk in the Park. …Preferably with someone you love.
How to deal with those big hills
No phone zone …About our digital addiction
How ’bout an Everest-sized hike? Mmmh, won’t do that. But I do love running up mountains. In Santa Clarita, it was The Beast. In Eugene, it’s Mt. Pisgah or Spencer Butte. …Read Living with a SEAL. Funny and instructive. Just ordered Living with a Monk. …BTW, Cheever’s short story, The Swimmer, was turned into a memorable movie.
California International Marathon results. Ideal conditions on a fast course. No one we know we know was there.
Podcast with Dr. Michael Joyner: Why Training for a 5K is the Best Type of Exercise. Stuff that might surprise you. Don’t miss.
Must Read: Joyner’s Debunking the myths about lactic acid, fatigue and recovery
Scientific American: Normal Body Temperature Is Surprisingly Less Than 98.6
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
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.
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
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.
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
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’