Thursday, 6/7/18

Don’t miss the NCAA Track & Field Championships

Brother Colm O’Connell and the Training of David Rudisha

The Midlife Tuneup

How to Be Happy

Wednesday, 6/6/18

Eliud Kipchoge: 12 x 800m, 10 x 400m …Please don’t try that. You’re not Kipchoge.

Track intervals tend to be unpleasant. Coach Lawrence of Arabia’s tip

State Street Mile …Father Larry Gosselin from the Santa Barbara Mission jumped into the race as he walked by the start (Photo: Fritz Olenberger). From Santa Barbara Edhat.

Gary Cantrell, famous race director, is walking across the country. Story.

Video from last night at Hayward Field with Vin Lananna, Bill Dellinger, Lance Deal, Mary Slaney, others.

Tuesday, 6/5/18

Jane Brody/NYT: How to Increase Your Chances of Having a Long, Healthy Life

Is Being Good Good for You?

These 10 things all happened at Oregon’s historic Hayward Field. …Check the clip from Animal House, filmed in 1977. It looks very different today.

Austin O’Neil goes 3:56 at the State Street Mile, first sub four by a Santa Clarita native. More. …Course details. …Race video. …Rich Burns, another Hart alum, ran a 4:19 in the 1500 when in his fifties.

the morning shakeout

NPR: Why Children Aren’t Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

The Oxymoron Museum

Monday, 6/4/18

Rupp: 16 x 400m

Jeff Sather, the OTC Masters coach, will give us a surprise session with 500 intervals. …Not fun.

Weekend, 6/2-3/18

News you can use. From Harvard. Understanding the stress response

Jen A. Miller/NYT: Running for Fun, Your Gross Running Gear, and other fun stuff

Magness Speaks — Recovery Addict: How overemphasizing recovery creates dependency

Ken Goe on Phil Knight, Hayward Field, etc.

Pros recall their favorite races at Hayward Field

Serious Hayward devotees have this book. Great photos. Prose by Kenny Moore.

Friday, 6/1/18

The Week That Was

Take Time to Do Nothing

How cool is this? We’re going.

Rupp on Pre

Costco Is a Performance Athlete’s Dream. …We’re here. Along with two other couples. Six aging adults. Each with an opinion, a position on Costco.

Colin Fletcher, a self-described “solitary son-of-a-bitch.”

Why your brain needs you to read every day. …On returning from Ireland, she asked me (being 44% Irish) for a book recommendation, wanting insight into Ireland’s soul. I suggested this. She’s reading it now. Loves it. …Available for free on your Kindle.

Coach said.

The Mediterranean diet is gone

June Oregon Track Club Newsletter

Wednesday, 5/30/18

NYT: Scared of High-Intensity Interval Training? A Heart Monitor Can Make it Fun and Easy

Study: Multivitamins, Other Common Supplements Have No Health Benefits

The ultimate is not to win, but to reach within the depths of your capabilities and to compete against yourself to the greatest extent possible. When you do that, you have dignity. You have the pride. You can walk about with character and pride no matter in what place you happen to finish. ~Billy Mills, Olympic Gold Medalist in the 10,000, Tokyo 1964

Video: The final lap …Still the only American to win the 10,000.

Also in Tokyo, Bob Schul wins the 5000, still the only American… Video

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. ~ William James

Tuesday, 5/29/18

The surprising science behind why ‘easy days’ and ‘hard days’ make a difference in your workout

The Pressing Need for Everyone to Quiet Their Egos

Magness Speaks — Workouts to Improve Lactate Clearing Rates

Check out the new Nike video on Justin Gallegos

Resiliency is often a key to success

A reunion under the Hayward rafters

Monday, 5/28/18

Brad Stulberg: Talking About Doing Something and Actually Doing It Are Two Very Different Things

LeBron James agrees. Consider

Does running a mile a day really improve children’s lives?
…Would an hour of daily exercise (any movement) improve every body?

Radical Critique of the Wellness Culture

Fun stuff from the Very Stable Idiot

Just in from the archives. Run For Your Life

Sunday, 5/27/18

We’re back in Eugene. We loved Ireland.

Prefontaine Classic results.

Jen Miller/NYT: Explaining Your Running Habit on Vacation. And more.

Video: Best hikes in the world. Angels Landing is the only one we’ve done on that list. Yes, it’s beautiful and especially memorable as we did it on our honeymoon. Best hikes are done with people you love. So try to hike with your honey every day.

Books read during the Ireland trip:

How The Irish Saved Civilization

The Maine Woods

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Madonnas of Leningrad. …Terrific. Perhaps our next trip will be to the Hermitage in St. Petersberg. …Book recommended by the sole survivor and art history major, Bryn Mawr class of 1934, soon to be 106.

Book of Evidence. …By Irish author who won Booker Prize (best fiction in English each year).

Churchill And Me

Great Expectations. …You can get great deals for your Kindle with authors whose copyrights have expired. Variously, I have all most all the works of Thoreau, Dickens, Hugo, others for 99 cents or free.

A mystery by Robert B. Parker. Fun, but tossed and I don’t remember it at all.