World Indoor schedule and results
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.
Amazing lady: Colleen Milliman. First 90+ female on the planet to race a mile. We’re doing a Q&A.
I have forgotten how to read. …A friend in Nevada writes, “I have a library card, and I’m not afraid to use it.”
Nathan Myhrvold, a polymath billionaire, suggests you add salt to your wine.
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.
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
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.
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.
Still snowing here.
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?
New Fitbit Data Finds That Users In the U.S. Have the Highest Resting Heart Rates. And that’s not a good thing. …More.
The Sunday New York Times Magazine includes our favorite feature,The Ethicist. …Am I/you doing the right thing?
Ken Goe/Oregonian: Vin Lananna “taken aback” by the USATF board’s move
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.
USATF Indoor Championship results.
Convenience has the ability to make other options unthinkable. Read.
You can run the best half marathon of your life, but unless you extend your long runs and plan carefully, a marathon will eat you whole and burp out your shoelaces. An updated formula for marathon-running success