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
The Grim Reaper does not care about the latest longevity study you saw …For 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
‘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
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?
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.