CIF-SS Finals and Master’s @ NAIA National Championships on 11/18. …Top seven SS teams in each division advance to state finals.
MileSplit profiles CA Legend Rene Paragas. A good guy and serious student of our sport.
Why everyone should try jogging up Mont Blanc
CIF-SS Finals Results …SCV teams advancing to state are from Saugus, West Ranch, and Canyon.
Master’s women 10th. Results. Master’s men 5th. Results
NCAA D-1 Cross Country Championships results.
Our good friend Tim Lynch and three others were honored for saving the life of a 70-year-old woman who was attacked while jogging in Valencia. Those four men detaining the suspect who had strangled the woman until she lost consciousness. They provided Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies with enough information to bring an attempted murder charge against the suspect. Video.
Signal story on CIF-SS Finals. Fails to mention Trinity Classical.
Sandra Villines ran 3,125 miles through 12 states — averaging 57 miles a day. Read.
Alex Hutchinson: Researchers Confirm Nike’s “4%” Marathon Shoe Claim. …”But… nobody really seems to be running four percent, or even three percent, faster.” …Would an Adidas funded study confirm the Nike study? …What if Nike/other does instantly produce a 4% advantage, and some rich parent gives that shoe to everyone on his kid’s prep cross country team, and they win the league title…
Amby Burfoot’s thoughts.
An Emotional Support Squirrel? …Nutty stuff.
Steve Magness: Small Steps to Big Gains + Using Constraints to Break Free
More Hutchinson: Next big exercise fad?
More Hutchinson (from 3/7/17): Nike’s Magic Shoes: What If They Really Work?
Are we showering too often?
7 Things You Didn’t Know About Shalane Flanagan
On managing depression and anxiety. When The Best Therapy is Right There at Your Feet
Hikers, runners, climbers scramble toward ever-faster feats
Sujatha Gidla was an untouchable in India, but moved to the United States at the age of 26 and is now the first Indian woman to be employed as a conductor on the New York City Subway… Q&A
Ask yourself. 1.What are you running from? 2. What are you running toward?
…obesity and smoking remain the two leading causes of preventable deaths in this country. The Growing Toll of Our Ever-Expanding Waistlines
The Secret to Long Life?
You’ve probably noticed our frequent posting of stuff from the New York Times. Yes, it can be cloying, annoying, and reflexively biased, but it is also the best newspaper in American. For about $18 per month, we get it all every day on the net, and a hefty bundle of paper next to our front door every Sunday. Consider a dirt cheap trial subscription. After that expires, you can bargain them down from their “standard rate.”
The Poetics of Running
Self-Help Lessons from Napoleon Bonaparte.
Recommended: The Undoing Project. Curiously, those two amazing Israeli scientists became close friends in the early 70s while working at the Oregon Research Institute.
the morning shakeout
Nearly every other city in California performs better than San Francisco in educating low-income students, and it’s not like most of the cities are knocking it out of the park. Consider
When should you have your first cup of coffee? Interactive- 24 hour guide to your life. …Not science, but two life tips from Don. Don’t introduce any difficult issues with your mate or boss early in the morning, before coffee, especially on a Monday.. Negotiate deals on Friday afternoon, following numerous, tedious negotiations over time, when the opposition is tired and now just wants to be done with you.
State of the (Coaching) Nation
Kenyan Maasai waiter, in his second marathon, places 17th in New York
About football. On the Table, the Brain Appeared Normal. And Roger Goodell
How to Start Running at Age 100 …We hang around with old folks. Invariably, the old ladies garden and read good books. The old boys don’t do much. Just tell stories and watch football.
Leonardo da Vinci’s Handwritten Resume (1482)
Woodward Park All-Time List
Honor the vets.
Pro tip from Pope Francis
One of the Quietest Places on Earth …With a big problem. See here.
“So they took the leg”
Now reading John McPhee’s Draft No. 4
Video: Commercial to Sell a 21-Year-Old Used Honda Accord
Foothillers advance to CIF-SS Finals. Results.
NYT: How the ‘Shalane Flanagan Effect’ Works
Don’s Fitbit Weekly Totals: 100,634 steps 409 floors (4090′ elevation) 52.83 miles 15,257 calories
…A bit misleading from the usual with two long runs on Spencer Butte in 7 days. Probably 22 miles of walking. I run three days a week.
Signal: Six SCV cross country teams moving on to CIF-SS finals. …No, it was seven teams. Trinity Classical advances. And other than Valencia and Trinity, all the other teams are in Division 2. …Geez Louise, as we used to say. But anyway, has Foothill ever done so well? Not in my memory. …Canyon has photos.
Not there, but we still heart Hart
NYT love for Draft No. 4. …A truly engaging and fun read. Only 192 pages. The better you write, the better your life.
Consider Writing Your Way to Happiness
Eight Habits of Highly Successful People You Can Try Today.
Gazillionaire Mark Zuckerberg, shocked and weepy, says extent of opioid crisis was biggest surprise of US tour. …Consider the yearly stats. And that doesn’t include all the deaths of the screwed up, strung out folks you see (and mostly don’t see) on the streets in every town.
4 Laws of Muscle
Athlete’s Guide to Healthy Grains. Sorry, no Fruit Loops.
The Best Route to Big Fitness? Small Steps
Doing push ups and sit ups may help you live longer.
NCBI study: “Low muscle strength was independently associated with elevated risk of all-cause mortality, regardless of muscle mass, MetS, sedentary time, or LTPA among US older adults”
Signal profiles Valencia’s Britain Reynolds
Always fun: The Master’s University 5K. …Mighty Master’s will be here.
…running wild in the streets, barking and yelling, breaking into businesses and even stripping naked.
Video: Find Yourself By Traveling And Getting Lost. …After 2.5 lackluster and safe years in college, I joined the Navy. And I took some leave and wandered about, alone and with no plan, in Europe. Both decisions changed me forever.
Make relationships, not things
48 Wild Hampsters
Brad Stulberg: How to Build Up Your Willpower
Do Nike’s New Marathon Shoes Actually Make You Run Faster? Probably not as much if you lose ten pounds, run 130 miles a week at Mammoth (Flanagan), cut down/out the junk and booze, run track intervals, get more sleep, stay young…
How flawed science helped turn chocolate into a health food
Busted: 2016 Olympic Marathon Champion Jemima Sumgong. …Cheating…
Podcast with Alex Hutchinson re Seven Pillars of Running Wisdom. Starts at 17:00. Goes on for about 63 minutes.
Flotrack workout video: John Hopkins Men and Women. “Gotta find that next gear”