Gretchen Reynolds/NYT: The Best Food for Athletes
40 best books to read before you die …Good list, but the author doesn’t know you. Ask a bookish friend for recommendations, someone who really knows you. And don’t feel inadequate if the book doesn’t grab you after, say, 50 pages. Leave it like you change channels, without shame. …A best book list without Faulkner, Twain, Swift, Dostoyevsky, Joyce, Hugo…?
The Race to Nowhere in Youth Sports
Tianna Bartoletta is a two-time Olympian with three gold medals. Read
Our tax dollars at work in higher education.
There’s no such thing as being too fit
Q&A with Olympian John Gregorek
Breaking news from Harvard Business Review: Making Kindness a Core Tenet of Your Company
I was about to line up against 44,000 Ethiopians at Africa’s largest road race…More
Alex Hutchinson: How Do Nike’s Vaporfly 4% Shoes Actually Work?
15 year old freed the Nose on El Capitan. …I wasn’t doing anything noteworthy that day. You?
Time to sign up for The Master’s University Winter 5K.
85-Year-Old Marathoner on Her 10-Mile Daily Runs, Fad Diets, and the Problem With Men Her Age
Why 10,000 steps?
Pondering Football’s Toll
Our friend is turning 106. Likes to read. Our last gift was Chernow’s Hamilton, and she loved it, but it took her two months to read it. After checking with her daughter (older than Don), we decided to gift her with this and this. …BTW, her daughter is into 10,000 steps and owns at least 10,000 books.
NYT: Regular Exercise May Keep Your Body 30 Years ‘Younger’
Oxford remembers life of Sir Roger Bannister. …What a guy! Read Twin Tracks: The Autobiography
The 9-Word Ultimate Fitness Manifesto
The Wisdom of Gary Player
Pediatrician gets his patients moving at early age
Yikes: One-third of US parents plan to skip flu shots for their kids
Who the hell was William H. Prescott? Awesome, I say. Almost finished with The Conquest of Peru. (Maybe 15 years ago I read the Conquest of Mexico.) The Inca story reads like science fiction. No money. No poverty. No one goes hungry. Everyone is married. Everyone works. No crime (steal and you’re executed). And so on.
Jason Gay: 27 More Rules of Thanksgiving Family Touch Football
NCAA D1 XC Championships start at 8:45 AM. Details and results. …Mild upset by Colorado women. Once again, Mark Wetmore works his late season magic. Favored New Mexico gets second. Oregon third.
NAIA XC results. …Ryan Alexander was the seventh man on a powerful Southern Oregon team. Ryan and older brother Dylan were pre teen phenoms on The Beast.
Video: Looking Out for the Human Spirit
Alcohol is killing more people
The workout that is so well known it goes simply by one name. The Michigan. Regardless the coach, it’s a staple in Oregon.
Jen A. Miller/NYT: Why is your GPS watch not 100 percent accurate? And more.
CIF-SS XC Championship results. Congrats to the West Ranch Boys and Girls and the Saugus girls for top 10 finishes. Top seven teams in each division qualify for the state finals, hence Santa Clarita is sending three teams to the finals. …Congrats to Canyon’s Ethan Danforth, 3rd in D2.
Video: Ultrarunner Completes Alaska to Florida Journey on Foot
Alex Hutchinson: How to Fuel for a Solo, Unassisted Antarctic Crossing. …Reminds me. Some guy I knew, rich and retired way-early, still a competitive runner, hiked the PCT. Loved it. But said the scariest part of the ordeal was the weight loss. Afterwards he was down about 30 pounds and really struggled for months to get back to baseline.
Memorable. When Ritz outkicked Ryan Hall
Molly Huddle: Here’s the Analysis I Do After a Big Race. …Possibly not you, but a few understand they screwed up and need help.
Can Ezekiel do this?
Today I was a witness to a discussion between two runners/grammarians over the Oxford comma.