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Weekend, 5/11-12/19

Does Track & Field Have A Popularity Problem? Or A Marketing Problem?

Against Advice. …Really, who wants your/my advice?

The United States of Gluttony

The Surprising, Infuriating Power of Overconfidence

Playing field is not level when female-identified transgender athletes compete with girls

Jen A. Miller/NYT: Why I Can’t Wear Flip-Flops. With links.

Craig Leener’s newest is near. Read. We loved his first, This Was Never About Basketball. …Craig was a great sponsor for The Beast Run. We raised a lot of money for the Food Pantry.

Steven Pinker recommends: 10 Colleges Where You Won’t Have To Walk on Eggshells. …Pinker, who teaches at Harvard, says, “Harvard’s OK, but could do better.” …Is your alma mater on this list?

Friday, 5/10/19

A Victory for Female Athletes Everywhere

If your 12yr old is the best runner in the school or city or the country, you should allow them to enjoy every minute of it. If you think it means that they are going to be one of the best as an adult, then your focus is 100% in the wrong place. Please let kids enjoy being kids. ~hansonsrun twitter

Thursday, 5/9/19

The Medics Keeping Ultrarunners Alive

Steve Magness How to Run: Running with proper biomechanics. Have you ever run for a coach who really gave a hoot about your mechanics? I mean, who hounded you about your crappy form, inefficient and likely to lead to injury.

Wednesday, 5/8/19

OMG! Smoking pot could get people to exercise more, study shows, Science based on 600 responses via Facebook.

Coca-Cola science

David Epstein: The Peculiar Blindness of Experts

Kipchoge targets immortality

More traces of immortality. A gift for that special person?

Video (0:20): Keeping running

Ken Goe’s take on last night’s TrackTown Tuesday. As it happens, we spent time this morning with a TrackTown USA source. He thinks/methinks all is well. 2020/Hayward Field will be awesome.

Tuesday, 5/7/19

the morning shakeout

Share Mario’s like: Bored and lonely? Blame your phone.

Now reading, slowly and with enjoyment: The Discovery of Slowness.

Reading in the Age of Constant Distraction

Podcasts. Internet for our ears?

Just in from the Harvard Business Review: How to Stop Worrying About What Other People Think of You

On the 65th anniversary of the first sub-four. What We Can Learn from Roger Bannister. …Read Twin Tracks: The Autobiography.

Monday, 5/6/19

Kipchoge plans ‘super human’ 1:59 marathon in October. …With gimmicks.

A Simple Solution to Millennial Burnout. Aristotle’s advice was to pursue the golden mean.

While we don’t do religion and politics here, this is irresistible. Richard Holbrooke was a jerk…

Weekend, 5/4-5/19

What No One Is Telling You About Caster Semenya: She Has XY Chromosomes

Jen A. Miller/NYT: The Fear of Trying Again. …The NYT paywall is absent through Sunday. Details.

Against cheerfulness.

Friday, 5/3/19

Our Q&A with Lance Deal, four time Olympian, silver medalist in 1996… May OTC Newsletter. …Here’s a Q&A with Lance in 1994.

Yikes! London Marathon: slower runners ‘harrassed’ to speed up

Seven Big Misconceptions About Heredity. …I’m still looking for my fast gene. In the sixth grade, Big Sis was the fastest kid at Bushnell Way Elementary.

Video (3:13): The Secrets of Extreme Breath Holding

The most energy-efficient downhill slope is (depending on various parameters) around 10%. Any steeper than that and it starts getting more costly again. ~Alex Hutchinson

Thursday, 5/2/19

Ross Tucker: Is It Kipchoge Or Is It The Shoes?

The 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles is going to clear an absurd amount of money, about a billion dollars. Read.

Wednesday, 5/1/19

Court Upholds Rules Barring Women With High Testosterone From Track Races

Magness: Overtraining: Three Strategies to Reset Your Body

Go slow. …Only fast with your intervals. …More Carl Honore. …(He talks fast.)