Tuesday, 7/3/18

the morning shakeout

Breaking news: The World Is Getting Better

About accepting responsibility. It’s not you, it’s me.

There Is Nothing More All-American Than the Veggie Burger

On fitness gizmos and technology.

Ross Tucker: The stark implications of today’s Chris Froome decision

Are you racing tomorrow? Hope so. If not, I’m guessing you once did every July 4th, as I did in Santa Clarita and now do in Eugene. Usually, it’s the same course year after year, same conditions, same competition. The key opportunity to judge your current fitness against people you know and have raced for years. Don’t wuss it, don’t miss it. …Lauren Fleshman agrees. …It’s not a grim or scary ordeal. Smile.

Conversation with Juan Pablo Villarino …world’s greatest hitchhiker. Tip of the day: Read Marginal Revolution daily.

Monday, 7/2/18

Ken Goe: Saying goodbye for now

What One Woman Learned Trying to Run Across California

The Strange Brain of the World’s Greatest Solo Climber

Weekend, 6/30-7/1

73 Year Old Sets Western States Record.

George Hood, 60, Sets World Record with 10-Hour-Long Plank

And then there is The shortcut crowd

There’s no limit to longevity

Neighbor calls cops on 12-year-old mowing lawn. There’s a good ending.

US vs. UK Youth Development: How to Train Successful Endurance Athletes. There might be a clue therein for the rest of us.

We liked Oregon’s Amazing Painted Hills

Jen A. Miller/NYT: The State of Running, etc. …Last year, 59 percent of road race finishers were women, up from 57 percent in 2016.


1. 80 MPH!!!
2. Republican
3. Religious. Lotsa Mormans.
4. Inexpensive. We stayed with wealthy, retired Medical Doctors. 5 bedroom, 3 bath house, Beverly Hills quality landscaping, in best neighborhood. Valued at $360,000.
5. It’s legal to ride in the back of a pick-up.

Dave Barry: Annapolis

Ken Goe on track’s decline.

Scientific American on strength training, soccer, and concussions.

Link to 2018 July OTC Newsletter. …Don in photo at Masters Tuesday night workout.

Highly recommended: Won’t Your Be My Neighbor?

Friday, 6/29/18

Learning To Be Funny

How Long Can We Live? …We traveled a long way to meet a lovely lady, so funny and wise, and 105 years old. …She loves to read. An Art History major at Bryn Mawr, class of 1934, she gave me a tip on The Madonnas of Leningrad. We gifted her with Chernow’s Hamilton and McCullough’s The Greater Journey. …Curiously, our 105 year old friend was raised in Johnstown, PA. Her mother was a resident, 4 years old, at the time of the flood.

States That Exercise Least

The Week That Was

Thursday, 6/28/18

On the road again.

How to Be a Vacation Taker and Make Your Life Better

Magness Speaks — Why Timing Matters

The Dangers of Distracted Parenting

Wednesday, 6/27/16

From Idaho Falls. In Mountain Time.

Today is Helen Keller’s Birthday

Why “Wilder” Nature Is Better for Your Health

If Ansel Adams Shot Video

Tuesday, 6/26/18

From Boise, Idaho. 10 hours from Eugene. You can go 80 mph on I-84. She said we can go 70.

the morning shakeout.

To Counter Loneliness, Find Ways to Connect

Steve Magness: A letter to my 18-year old self

Monday, 6/25/18

How We Got to Be So Self-Absorbed

Weekend, 6/23-24/18

Great sex!

East Grandstand Demolished

Video: Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke

Precious video: George ( Etzweiler) Runs for the Love of Mary

The wisdom of Alex Hutchinson

Magness Speaks — Interval Training: Why it’s Misunderstood

Jen A. Miller/NYT: Running: Hydration Strategies, Night Owls and a Legal Challenge on Testosterone

Woke Support Group

Friday, 6/22/18

Why alcohol after sport and exercise is a bad idea

Just in from 1656: How to Have a Healthy Summer

National Geographic: How Technology and Smarts Help Athletes Push the Limits