Steve Magness: How to Run: Running with proper biomechanics …Have you ever been instructed and monitored by a running coach fully invested in your success? It’s never to late for all of us to improve and/or minimize chances of injury. …Get some film on yourself during various phases in a race. Likely you’ll look worse as you tire.
No racing/film tonight for Don at the All-Comers. Was going to do the 800 or 1500. But at 92 degrees?
But anyway, I’m now reading David Epstein’s The Sports Gene. In the 90s, leading up to the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Australia tested the athleticism of every school kid between 14 and 16 for body size and athleticism. …As a percentage of population, Australia won 10 times as many medals as the United States. …At least in my day, physical education in the public schools was a joke. Is it any better today? Hardly. Study. …”In the United States, the percentage of children and adolescents affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s. Data from 2015-2016 show that nearly 1 in 5 school age children and young people (6 to 19 years) in the United States has obesity.”
Brad Stulberg: The Equation That Will Make You Better at Everything
Must read. Amby Burfoot: Alamosa 1968: The Historic First U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. …Burfoot, who won the Boston Marathon in 1968, was injured and didn’t compete.
Alex Hutchinson: Lessons from Watching the World’s Best Runners
Q&A with Shelby Houlihan
Europe Knows Track Meets
I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy. ~Richard Feynman
More on the Vaporflys. Would you compete in them? What’s the point? The improvement would not be yours.
Houlihan and Frerichs are both Nike athletes, coached by Jerry Schumacher at the Bowerman Track Club.
If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives… I’m reading Enlightement Now. It’s terrific. And it is also bound to offend you, challenging cherished prejudices and beliefs. …Bill Gates sez, My new favorite book of all time
But the Los Angeles Times is worse, way-worse, especially the sports department. Read.
Just in from the Harvard Business News: You’re Never Going to Be “Caught Up” at Work. Stop Feeling Guilty About It. …We hang with old people, most of them involved in down-sizing, they say. But they don’t.
Inspirational: 73-year-old sets new standard for old runners at Western States ultramarathon
The Nike Vaporfly 4% May Make You Faster. But I Don’t Have to Like That
Instead. Pig Yoga
7:56:84 last night in the Jogger’s Mile at Lane Community College. …The movie. …Old guy in the yellow shirt.
Jen A. Miller/NYT: The Humor in Running
…the average American takes in about 80 grams of added sugar daily, the equivalent of 20 teaspoons! More
Shelby Houlihan shatters 5,000m American record. More. Complete Belgium results.
Courtney Frerichs breaks American steeplechase record at Monaco Diamond League. More. Complete Monaco results.
National Geographic: While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey
COC #3 results.
the morning shakeout. …Don’t miss Joe Vigil’s The Anatomy of a Medal. …We met Vigil on a plane, Eugene to Salt Lake City. Friendly, chatty guy.
Ben Thomas is the new UO distance coach.
Do maximal shoes raise risk of injury?
Cheap watch gets rave reviews.
Please Don’t Take Prescription Drug Advice from Kim Kardashian. Or a smart friend. Your PCP is probably the only person who has the knowledge (extensive medical file).
Glenn Crabtree writes, “His (Vigil’s) team is the ONLY one to score a PERFECT score 1-5 in a national championship Cross Country Race.”