Roger Robinson on Roger Bannister. …Yes, I admired the fellow. Before the present Rufus, our last cat was named Roger.
Is it wrong to be blunt about obesity?
How Your Brief High School Track/XC Career Can Change Your Life Forever
Phogging? Try it. You’ll feel better about yourself and your town.
The performance enhancing effects of Tylenol. It’s legal. But is it moral? What would you think about your coach if he/she suggested you take it before a race?
ONLY RUNNERS CAN SAVE THE WORLD!!!!
How Pro Runner Katie Mackey Got Out of Her Head
Your Outdoor Pursuits Make You Better at Your Job
Why We Ride
Good reads on Christian Coleman and Chris O’Hare, with his Oklahoma posse, coached by Terrence Mahon
NYT Running: Beachy Keen Runs, Weighted Blankets and 8,000 Calories
Trevor Habberstad Invitational results
Skyler Mikesell, an All American runner at Masters University, was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. Help Skyler Pay His Medical Bills
Roger Bannister, RIP
Do read the Bannister autobiography. Twin Tracks. Such a superlatively productive life after his brief track career, while a leading neurologist, he kept taking on unpaid assignments and duties because no else was equipped to do them so well. A great family man, thinker, writer, leader, moral authority…
Snow day yesterday at No. 1 son’s place in Mt. Shasta City. …Can you see the cat?
Raw Dorsey High Schooler Jumps 7 Feet
Dick Fosbury chosen for National High School Hall of Fame. Finally. …Watch.
The secrets of the 40 yard dash. Has your favorite cross country team lost because one finisher didn’t finish with their best possible effort? Did the team coach, or someone, coach the finishing kick?
Bob Coomber Wants to Cross the Sierra in a Wheelchair. …Must see video.
In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none, zero. You’d be amazed how much Warren (Buffett) reads – and at how much I read. My children laugh at me. They think I’m a book with a couple of legs sticking out. ~Charlie Munger
Steve Magness: Recommended Reads.
Coach Vern Gambetta recommends
Gene Blankenship owns 1500 books on running.
Steve Martin & Robin Williams Riff on Math, Physics, Einstein & Picasso
Turkey at the Eugene Whole Foods Market
No One Wins When the FBI Doubles as the NCAA’s Enforcement Arm
The Grim Reaper does not care about the latest longevity study you saw …For example.
Pick Up Other People’s Trash
NYT: Harassment While Running, etc.
Oregon Ducks senior Sam Prakel is all business, on the track and in the classroom.
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.
Andrew Wheating Needs a Job
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
Why Fitness Trackers Should Measure Your Breath Rate
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.
Most Sinful States in America
Shalane Flanagan on How to Achieve Peak Performance
Screen Time Is Dangerous for Kids
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.
Watch Joan Baez Endearingly Imitate Bob Dylan (1972)
Still snowing here.
The Joy Of Wearing Out A Piece Of Gear
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?