Tuesday, 9/4/18

Kenyan athletics – when does the benefit of the doubt run out?

BALCO figures offer how to rid sports of doping 15 years after scandal


Nicholas Kristof and daughter on the PCT. Six Years, Four Sore Feet, 2,650 Miles

Jen A. Miller/NYT: Running While Female. And more.

On Friday we posted a piece from Steve and Brad recommending Junger’s Tribe and Braving the Wilderness. We’d already enjoyed Tribe. Now ditto on the latter. …How smugly self satisfied can we be?

Q&A with Tyler Hamilton

The Barkley Marathons Creator Is Walking Across the Country…

September OTC Newsletter


No. 1 son summits Mount Eddy. …Eddy Details.

The Wizard of Foz …The story of Dick Fosbury.

Welch begins his chapters with the greatest collection of stirring epigrams I’ve ever found in a single work. That means it is a history filled with the suffering of pursuing a new idea in a world fanatically ready to doubt. It is about the power of invention, and the need for wisdom in teachers confronted by that invention. Fosbury and our society have needed decades to be able to fully tell or accept Dick’s story. Now it is done, and Welch does magnificent justice to it all. ~Kenny Moore

Jane Brody on countering muscle loss.

Extreme Athleticism Is the New Midlife Crisis

Harvard Business Review: 4 Strategies for Overcoming Distraction. Too busy or just inefficient?

Friday, 8/31/18

Don’t Tell People Coffee Causes Cancer, FDA Warns California

Americans to watch in Brussels

Liz Applegate: The 15 Best Foods For Runners

An Ode to Being Old. Less stressed, likely happier.

Brad and Steve: Community and Belonging

I just want to say one word to you. Then. And now. PRs for only 30 bucks. …Previously tested and failed. Here.

What if I told you there was a Netflix for books, audiobooks and ebooks…only it was free? Best deal on the planet: The public Library. ~Steve Magness

American Pie. In China.

Thursday, 8/30/18

Strength Training for High School Runners. And the rest of us.

Zurich results

Wednesday, 8/29/18

Slightly More Than 100 Fantastic Articles

We Can Read Without Learning at All

…they found that people expended more total energy — meaning they burned more calories — on days when they exercised than days when they did not. But not by much. In fact, their total daily expenditure was increased by only about half as much as would have been expected, given the number of calories they were burning during exercise, because they moved less in other ways on those days. Read

Climbing Utah’s Highest Peak—On Prosthetic Feet

Discover the Unsearchable on a Trail

Using Checklists to Prevent Failure

“I don’t shop at Walmart.” How often do you hear that? Several days ago a group of us started a bike ride at a trail head next to a Walmart. It seemed like every rider had to make sure we understood they never shopped at Walmart. Even to use the potty. …Just for the deplorables?

Coming up on NBCSN. On Thursday, Zurich Diamond League, 11 AM, PDT. On Friday, Brussels Diamond League, 11 AM, PDT.

Thuesday, 8/2818

Study Causes Splash, but Here’s Why You Should Stay Calm on Alcohol’s Risks

The Secrets of the World’s Best 1500-Meter Training Group

Monday, 8/27/18

Fun rant: How bored do you have to be to think Ironman is a good idea?

50 years ago, stories from the Olympic Marathon Trials

Tom Heinonen Reflects On Hayward Field History

Hate to break the news, but no travelling with IV infusion providers.

How to Wear AirPods and Not Look Like an Idiot. …Nah, doesn’t work. You look like a doofus, as if talking to yourself, on another planet.

Aspirin disappoints for avoiding first heart attack, stroke

Weekend, 8/25-26/18

For all that football revealed to me about my own strengths and weaknesses, it revealed not a bit more than jogging to a nearby college running track on a dusky, cold fall evening and running a set of six 800-meters repeats with a 400-meter jog in between. Alone. You finish that workout and afterward, you feel mighty damn tough. Every bit as tough as after rising from a kill shot in the secondary. ~Tim Layden, It’s Time We Realize Football Is a Little Less Important

Alex Hutchinson: How Heat Therapy Could Boost Your Performance

A startling number of women say they have been harassed while running

Jen A. Miller/NYT: When Everything Goes Right …More

About alcoholweightweightlifters

On Sunday we cycled 22 miles on the Row River Trail. It’s about 15 miles south of Eugene. …Stumbled on this video on the Santa Ana River Trail. 55 years ago I lived nearby and ran on it, then private and pristine.

Friday, 8/24/18

Nike Announces the Vaporfly 4% Flyknit, Updating Its Speed-Racing Shoe …So you get the shoe and in your next race you improve your best by 4%. Can you, should you be proud about that?

Video: An Ode to Muir Trailer

The Athletic Acrobatics of Sepak Takraw …Check it out on You Tube.

Q&A with Bernard Lagat

Bernard Lagat Training

Hate Slowpokes?

Layne V. Witherell: Wines In A Can …Layne was in my Navy boot camp company in 1966. Both born on 3/20/45 in Los Angeles. Like Don, he was one of the “pukes from Los Angeles,” according to our company commander. Best man at my wedding in 1975. Good guy.

Thursday, 8/23/18

Treadmill Workouts to Increase Speed, Build Strength, and Burn Fat. …The treadmill doesn’t listen to our excuses.

Seneca on The Shortness of Time

Life expectancy declines in U.S.

Must see: The Communal Art of Footracing

88 Days to Nationals

12 Things Mentally Strong People Do

NYT: How You Felt About Gym Class May Impact Your Exercise Habits Today. Wow! And check Comments. …If unable to access, see here.

On running form. Is it ever too late to work on our energy leaks and maybe prevent injuries?