Cross Country Rules! The quest for the world’s toughest runner, and why cross country belongs in the Olympics.
Enjoy these 2018 SCV XC Invite photos
We’re going to Tracktown Tuesday
Jen A. Miller/NYT: Running
Stink alert: What an Audacious Hoax Reveals About Academia
It’s up to the artist to use language that can be understood, not hide it in some private code. Most of these jokers don’t even want to use language you and I know or can learn . . . they would rather sneer at us and be smug, because we ‘fail’ to see what they are driving at. If indeed they are driving at anything–obscurity is usually the refuge of incompetence. ~Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land
Photos from Santa Clarita, 2011: Up The Beast. Down The Viper.
OTC #8 5K results. Don ran 24:46.
Insider stuff. Training with Kipchoge. “Drink a lot of tea.”
Couch potato athletes: ‘My Arms Were Really Skinny.’ Professional Videogamers Are Working Out
Magness/Stulberg: You Are What You Pay Attention To …Daily hours on TV, social media, gizmos?
Kinda weird, but… Do You Have What It Takes To Everest? …Event honcho Jesse Itzler wrote a funny book: Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet
Inspirational: The Brilliant Vision of Patricia Walsh
Steve Magness on The Training Grind. Fast or slow, just shut up and keep moving.
Almost certainly you have the time to do so. The fact is you have as much time as anyone else. 24 hours a day. …Great read. Possibly life changing. Free. Arnold Bennett’s How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Semi-Rad: Gratitude And An Honest Mountain Wedding
91 year old breaks record… Story.
Meb, 43, obviously bored, is thinking… Story.
Revel in the frictive immediacy of running
Yesterday was our seventh wedding anniversary. Don got this. And read it in 24 hours. A gift from you-know-who, who previewed it in 24 hours, just to be sure it was ok. It’s terrific. …In seven days we will attend Tracktown Tuesday and hear from Foz.
Enjoy The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World . Weighs 7 pounds. Will grace your coffee table. …We’re friends with an old(ish) couple who want to visit every country. They’re about eight short.
How good is your doctor, hospital? Learn here.
Lazlo Tabori, Olympian and long time coach in Los Angeles, is buried next to his coach, Mihaly Igloi, in a cemetary in Hungary. Photo. Igloi coached Tabori in Hungary and Los Angeles along with Jim Beatty, first human to run a sub 4 indoor mile, and Olympic gold medalist Bob Schul, and our good friend Jacqueline Hansen with many female first ever, world records on the track and road.
Hey. Take a Hike. With people you love. Often.
Malcolm Gladwell and Alex Hutchinson explore the benefits of enduring pain. …they (elites) didn’t know whether they would be able to instruct their children in the joys of suffering.
Jen A. Miller/NYT: Pre-Race Day Jitters And more.
Mo wins. Chicago Marathon results.
Joan Benoit Samuelson Talks Emotional Finish With Daughter …Joan, 61, finished in 3:12:13, while daughter Abby finished in 3:11:20. …BTW, the weather was lousy. Warm. Rain. Wind. …Even with that, Rupp was only 43 seconds off the American Record.
“Sorry, but I won the Boston Marathon,” Yuki Kawauchi told his boss. “Is it possible to have another day off?” Must Read.
Alex Hutchinson: How dopey is ultramarathoning?
Ken Goe has the inside story on Galen Rupp. …Inside because Salazar and Rupp will return his calls.