Friday, 7/27/18

Steve Magness: How to Run: Running with proper biomechanics …Have you ever been instructed and monitored by a running coach fully invested in your success? It’s never to late for all of us to improve and/or minimize chances of injury. …Get some film on yourself during various phases in a race. Likely you’ll look worse as you tire.

No racing/film tonight for Don at the All-Comers. Was going to do the 800 or 1500. But at 92 degrees?

But anyway, I’m now reading David Epstein’s The Sports Gene. In the 90s, leading up to the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Australia tested the athleticism of every school kid between 14 and 16 for body size and athleticism. …As a percentage of population, Australia won 10 times as many medals as the United States. …At least in my day, physical education in the public schools was a joke. Is it any better today? Hardly. Study. …”In the United States, the percentage of children and adolescents affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s. Data from 2015-2016 show that nearly 1 in 5 school age children and young people (6 to 19 years) in the United States has obesity.”

Brad Stulberg: The Equation That Will Make You Better at Everything

Show Up

Must read. Amby Burfoot: Alamosa 1968: The Historic First U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. …Burfoot, who won the Boston Marathon in 1968, was injured and didn’t compete.

Alex Hutchinson: Lessons from Watching the World’s Best Runners

Thursday, 7/26/18

Week That Was.

So What HAPPENED to Oregon Track?

Alex Hutchinson: The Case for Varying Your Nutrition and Recovery

Inside story at the U.S. Supreme Court: The Highest Court in the Land

Age grading: how masters runners level the playing field

USA Masters Track Championships this weekend in Spokane. 915 old boys and girls competing.

Semi-Rad: Nostalgia is A Mother

Freakonomics: Has Lance Finally Come Clean? …Truly contrite?

Wednesday, 7/25/18

What’s the point of your session?

Americans eating more.

Lance on the loose

School sued over heat stroke to cross country runner.

Like: Des Linden and the long run

Jerry Schumacher’s strength training secrets

Rich guys (yes, just guys) plan to save themselves after the apocalypse

Brunch in Brooklyn at Carthage Must Be Destroyed. Don survived Brooklyn for two years without air conditioning. Quien es mas macho?

Do it now. The conditions are always impossible. ~Doris Lessing

Tuesday, 7/24/18

Q&A with Shelby Houlihan

Europe Knows Track Meets

I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy. ~Richard Feynman

Monday, 7/23/18

More on the Vaporflys. Would you compete in them? What’s the point? The improvement would not be yours.

Houlihan and Frerichs are both Nike athletes, coached by Jerry Schumacher at the Bowerman Track Club.

If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives… I’m reading Enlightement Now. It’s terrific. And it is also bound to offend you, challenging cherished prejudices and beliefs. …Bill Gates sez, My new favorite book of all time

But the Los Angeles Times is worse, way-worse, especially the sports department. Read.

Just in from the Harvard Business News: You’re Never Going to Be “Caught Up” at Work. Stop Feeling Guilty About It. …We hang with old people, most of them involved in down-sizing, they say. But they don’t.

Inspirational: 73-year-old sets new standard for old runners at Western States ultramarathon

Weekend, 7/20-22/18

The Nike Vaporfly 4% May Make You Faster. But I Don’t Have to Like That

Instead. Pig Yoga

7:56:84 last night in the Jogger’s Mile at Lane Community College. …The movie. …Old guy in the yellow shirt.

Jen A. Miller/NYT: The Humor in Running

…the average American takes in about 80 grams of added sugar daily, the equivalent of 20 teaspoons! More

Shelby Houlihan shatters 5,000m American record. More. Complete Belgium results.

Courtney Frerichs breaks American steeplechase record at Monaco Diamond League. More. Complete Monaco results.

National Geographic: While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey

London results

COC #3 results.

Thursday, 7/19/18

NYT: Nike Says Its $250 Running Shoes Will Make You Faster. It May Be True. …If true and legal, should you admit your new marathon PR (say, 7 minutes faster) was done in those shoes?

OMG, Lance is back and Don is enjoying his blog

14 things successful people do before breakfast

Crazy at the TdF: Here. And here.

Drinking ourselves to death

Semi-Rad: Summer is here. Sweat Without Shame.

Read de jour: Thai cave footballers tell of how they tried to dig their way out

45th COC Summer Cross Country Series #2 Results

Wednesday, 7/18/18

Week That Was

Writing Prescriptions to Play Outdoors

To Stretch or Not to Stretch

Vin Lananna Resigns… …We think he’s terrific.

Last month in Eugene. Rai Benajamin. 47.02. Fastest collegiate, second fastest in human history. More.

Don’t Be a Texting Hypocrite

Calories Burned Walking vs. Running? …It all counts.

40 percent of adults in the United States who drink alcohol drink too much.

Why Runners Are Obsessed With Time Barriers

Forget The Gadgets and Hacks: Nail The Basics

Must see in full screen: Mt. Marathon video

Tuesday, 7/17/18

the morning shakeout. …Don’t miss Joe Vigil’s The Anatomy of a Medal. …We met Vigil on a plane, Eugene to Salt Lake City. Friendly, chatty guy.

Ben Thomas is the new UO distance coach.

Do maximal shoes raise risk of injury?

Cheap watch gets rave reviews.

Please Don’t Take Prescription Drug Advice from Kim Kardashian. Or a smart friend. Your PCP is probably the only person who has the knowledge (extensive medical file).

Glenn Crabtree writes, “His (Vigil’s) team is the ONLY one to score a PERFECT score 1-5 in a national championship Cross Country Race.”

Monday, 7//16/18

How running gait increases injury risk

Ed Bautista: Get Moving! (Exercise for Busy People)

She’s 84 and a champion pole vaulter. Watch.