Don’t miss the NCAA Track & Field Championships
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.
Jane Brody/NYT: How to Increase Your Chances of Having a Long, Healthy Life
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.
Rupp: 16 x 400m
Jeff Sather, the OTC Masters coach, will give us a surprise session with 500 intervals. …Not fun.
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
Ken Goe on Phil Knight, Hayward Field, etc.
Serious Hayward devotees have this book. Great photos. Prose by Kenny Moore.
How cool is this? We’re going.
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.
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
Check out the new Nike video on Justin Gallegos
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?
Fun stuff from the Very Stable Idiot
Just in from the archives. Run For Your Life
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:
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).
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.