Friday, 3/2/18

Snow day yesterday at No. 1 son’s place in Mt. Shasta City. …Can you see the cat?

Raw Dorsey High Schooler Jumps 7 Feet

Dick Fosbury chosen for National High School Hall of Fame. Finally. …Watch.

The secrets of the 40 yard dash. Has your favorite cross country team lost because one finisher didn’t finish with their best possible effort? Did the team coach, or someone, coach the finishing kick?

Bob Coomber Wants to Cross the Sierra in a Wheelchair. …Must see video.

In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none, zero. You’d be amazed how much Warren (Buffett) reads – and at how much I read. My children laugh at me. They think I’m a book with a couple of legs sticking out. ~Charlie Munger

Steve Magness: Recommended Reads.

Coach Vern Gambetta recommends

Gene Blankenship owns 1500 books on running.

Steve Martin & Robin Williams Riff on Math, Physics, Einstein & Picasso

Turkey at the Eugene Whole Foods Market

No One Wins When the FBI Doubles as the NCAA’s Enforcement Arm

Thursday, 3/1/18

The Scientific Case for a Big Breakfast

Winter Olympics. Too Much?

March, 2018 Oregon Track Club Newsletter

World Indoor schedule and results

Gangster turkeys overwhelm Eugene

Two years ago today at a park down by the river in Eugene, OR. Photo. Live chickens in the cage on the top of the bus.

Wednesday, 2/28/18

The Week That Was

Why Cross-Country Skiers Collapse And Barf After Races

Video: How a Drone Helps One Veteran Deal with PTSD

Amazing lady: Colleen Milliman. First 90+ female on the planet to race a mile. We’re doing a Q&A.

Tuesday, 2/27/18

College football is as crooked as college basketball

The Triumphant Tragedy of Marathoner Kokichi Tsuburaya

I have forgotten how to read. …A friend in Nevada writes, “I have a library card, and I’m not afraid to use it.”

Why don’t Kenyans run ultramarathons?

Monday, 2/26/18

NYT: How to Run Like a Girl

A Challenge Race Shakes Up the Running Routine

Oregon-Bound Josh Hoey Breaks National High School Record For 800m.
By two seconds.

Al-Sal OK with Centro relocate to DC

Grunting’s competitive advantage

Nathan Myhrvold, a polymath billionaire, suggests you add salt to your wine.

Weekend, 2/24-25/18

The Grim Reaper does not care about the latest longevity study you sawFor example.

Pick Up Other People’s Trash

NYT: Harassment While Running, etc.

Oregon Ducks senior Sam Prakel is all business, on the track and in the classroom.

How beliefs shape our waistlines. I Think I Can.

On Saturday we saw five bald eagles, one adult and four juveniles. Fishing for lunch, we think, on the Willamette River. The adult’s mate is likely on the nest.

Alex Hutchinson: Holding your breath during training can improve performance

Michael D. Joyner on supplements: Here.

Did USTAF Board chair Steve Miller undermine Vin Lananna? …Eleven months ago the United States hosted the World Indoor Track & Field Championships in Portland, Oregon, the brainchild of Vin Lananna. …Today Vin is flying to London for the 2019 World Indoor Track & Field Championships, there to be the USA representative/go-to guy for the 2021 World Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, Hayward Field being less than a mile from Vin’s house.

Andrew Wheating Needs a Job

Another good story on the Oregon walk-on, Mick Stanovsek

Friday, 2/23/28

‘You can be a Duck and say you’re a Duck for the rest of your life.’ Love an Underdog? Oregon Has One to Root For

Men of Oregon, I invite you to become students of your events. Running, one might say, is basically an absurd past-time upon which to be exhausting ourselves. But if you can find meaning, in the kind of running you have to do to stay on this team, chances are you will be able to find meaning in another absurd past-time: life. ~Bill Bowerman

Why Fitness Trackers Should Measure Your Breath Rate

Great people know a great many things beyond their field. …Must read by David Epstein and Malcolm Gladwell. Here.

No jerks allowed. In Norway, with only 5.2 million citizens, with 11,000 sports organizations, 93% of children and young people are regularly playing sports.

Leo Tolstoy Makes a List of the 50+ Books That Influenced Him Most.
…Dostoyevsky doesn’t make the cut. …Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo were not best buds.

Mick Stanovsek!!! The Movie

Snowday, 2/22/18

Three inches in Eugene.

Most Sinful States in America

Shalane Flanagan on How to Achieve Peak Performance

Screen Time Is Dangerous for Kids

We are idiots now, we have been idiots in the past, and we will be idiots again in the future – and that is OK. There aren’t any other available options for human beings. …More

The Hindu, circulation 1.2 million, reviews Alex Hutchinson’s Endure

Tonight’s track workout for half marathoners and beyond here. Your coach is Ian Dobson, Olympian. His college coach was Vin Lananna.

Watch Joan Baez Endearingly Imitate Bob Dylan (1972)

Still snowing here.

The Joy Of Wearing Out A Piece Of Gear

Larry Eder/RunBlogRun on USATF board vs. USATF President

1 in 5 Americans have more credit-card debt than savings. Like the federal government. $20,769,498,460,581 in debt as of December, 2017. By now, about 21 trillion. Who cares?

Wednesday, 2/21/18

New Fitbit Data Finds That Users In the U.S. Have the Highest Resting Heart Rates. And that’s not a good thing. …More.

Why Fatigue Is Your Best Feedback

The Myth of Greatness

The Sunday New York Times Magazine includes our favorite feature,The Ethicist. …Am I/you doing the right thing?

Ken Goe: Where is the USATF board’s grand vision to save the sport?

Tuesday, 2/20/18

Ken Goe/Oregonian: Vin Lananna “taken aback” by the USATF board’s move

LetsRun: Trying to make sense of USATF’s action

Video: Vin Lananna is a revoluntionary, a game changer

the morning shakeout nails it: This latest move (the Lananna putsch) is evidence of USATF’s incompetency, insecurity, and arrogance, and further confirms how out of touch the board members are with the organization’s membership and the myriad problems plaguing the sport in this country.

How fasting rewired my brain. What excesses in our lives need to be eliminated (OK, moderated)? I mean, besides running.

Ken Goe writes: If there are legitimate reasons for Lananna’s removal, the USATF board should say so and act in a transparent manner. In the meantime, this looks less like good governance, and more like dirty politics. …More.