Friday, 1/26/18

Can you spot Libbie and Don in this video? Hint: 0:48 – 0:50. The tall, bearded guy in black is Ian Dobson, 2008 Olympian. The coach is Vin Lananna, USATF President. He agreed to do a Q&A.

The Avalon 50K is a very tough race on the mountains of Catalina. Six days ago our friend, Patricia DeVita, 82, finished in 11:33:08. (Ever run/walked for 11 hours?) Beat four others.

Tube time tomorrow on the indoor track. Details.

Insane. Only 6th with a 2:04:15. More

Semi-Rad: Is This What I Have to Do to Get Away from My Phone?

The Timeless Link Between Writing and Running and Why It Makes for Better Work. …Read: Ego is the Enemy

Now reading Walking to Hollywood. …First learned about Will Self while flipping the channels and stumbling upon Obsessed with Walking

How To Change Your Gait

Thursday, 1/25/18

NYT: The Mysterious Interior World of Exercise

NYT: How Smartphone Addiction Kills Manners and Moods

You shouldn’t rely on coffee or beer for daily hydration. More

We can’t normalize bigger, faster, farther anymore

Every step of practice should be directed to making the athlete better. …Fun rant.

Wise: Tyler Cowen’s 12 rules for life

Ever wonder about Philadelphia? …People I love dearly lived there. As did Ben Franklin. Birth place of the United States. Franklin Field. (Hayward Field is historic, but not as much as Franklin Field.) Killer museums and historic sites. Was often there for business stuff, mostly with Philadelphia lawyers. One day I was walking out of my hotel, and there was Dennis Olsen, my good running buddy from Santa Clarita, also there on business. So of course we went for a run.

Semi-Rad: None Of This Makes Any Sense And That’s Just Fine

Eugene is TurkeyTown USA

Wednesday, 1/24/18

Why are runners dumping the Nike Oregon Project?

Katelyn Tuohy, only 15, is amazing. Here’s why.

Can Climbing Mountains Make You Crazy? …Can ultrarunning make you crazy? Ask Dean Karnazes, others. Lots of stories about seeing, hearing, thinking crazy stuff after 12 hours of continuous running.

The Continental Divide Trail in One Second per Day

Best Exercises for a Strong Back. I like the Concept 2 rower at the gym, and often use that as a warm up for the treadmill, going about 10 minutes, 1700 meters. …In my next life, taller and more muscular, I want to be a rower. …Recommended: The Amateurs and The Boys in the Boat

Q&A with Steve Magness. …Recommended: Peak Performance

Q&A with Dorothy Parker. Very funny lady.

Inactivity, not running is bad for your knees

Amazon Go. The only one is in Seattle. Probably coming to your town soon. More.

I love Tibetan Peach Pie

More on Katelyn Tuohy

Tuesday, 1/23/17

The Running Test That Has Tormented Sport’s Biggest Stars Turns 50

Monday, 1/22/18

When Running Is More Than a Sport

Time, Time, Time, Look What’s Become of Me

‘Raw’ Water is Insulting

Is Your Child a Phone ‘Addict’?

Bret Favre wants grandsons to play golf, not football. …More.

Finally, someone is doing something about fake service dogs.

Furniture Matters

Weekend, 1/20-21/18

Weldon Johnson/LetsRun: 10 Things I Learned From The Best High School Cross-Country And Track Coaches In America

Christian Coleman races to indoor world indoor record

OMG: Adolescence now lasts from 10 to 24

NYT: Race Insurance? And more.

California ‘raw’ water fans pay $9 a gallon for Oregon tap water

Heart disease and stroke is the number one killer of men and women. When to Worry About Your Blood Pressure.

Friday, 1/19/18

Molly Huddle and the Perks of Running Dangerously

You’re Never Too Old to Train at Intensity

Steve Magness: 8 Rules to Do Everything Better + Don’t Skip Steps

Thursday, 1/18/18

IAAF Visit To Oregon Leaves Unanswered Questions

The chocolate science hype machine

Motivation is Overrated

How to Survive 75 Hours Alone in the Ocean

Why we need a coach. Most injuries are due to stupidity.

Just rinse and spit. Swallowing salt water at mile 24 worked for me. The boost was almost immediate.

Our Best Hope for Civil Discourse Online Is on … Reddit. …Is it possible you’re wrong, and just don’t know enough to have a belief on this or that?

Celebrate Winter With These Traditions

Wednesday, 1/17/18

Ditch the mouthwash?

Tuesday, 1/16/18

the morning shakeout

Deadly flu now considered epidemic

Ways to avoid getting sick

Brad Stulberg: Calm Determination

Higher Education Is Drowning in BS

The shaming of jaywalking
…Ever play touch football in the street? It was considered normal back when. My last game was in 1975.

Ray Bradbury said Fahrenheit 451 was about people “being turned into morons by TV.”