When the Lung Cancer Patient Climbs Mountains. …21,247-foot Mera Peak in Nepal.
The Trans Am had never been won by a woman… Read.
Master’s University Winter 5K results
Last night in Seattle, UW Indoor Preview results. Hart and UCLA alum Austin O’Neill goes 8:02.70 in the 3000.
Brad Stulberg: 8 Rules to Do Everything Better
Raevyn Rogers, NCAA 800 Champ, turns pro. Note the discipline and assistance to the D1 scholarship athlete. It’s required from every such athlete, and especially so in the first two years. At UO, first year, you sit with your tutor (usually a grad student) 12-15 hours a week (I forget the actual number).
Video: Sprint mechanics for distance runners. Imagine how much better we could be with Steve Magness doing the same for us, with a program to force us to correct our weaknesses. …That would make us faster and reduce chances of injury.
Read du jour: Peter Snell, Three Time Olympic Gold Medalist in the 800 and 1500. An early idol.
Should male and female cross country races be the same distance? The answer, of course, is yes.
Do speed. You lose speed as you age. So why not work to retain as much as you can?
Steve Magness: How to Deal with Pain and Suffering: The Calm Conversation
We must undergo a hard winter training and not rush into things for which we haven’t prepared. ~ Epictetus
Ooh la la. Dining as Nature Intended
Three Japanese soccer elites vs 100 school children. Video.
7 Tips for Reading More Books in a Year …Most tips I get on books come from old ladies.
Dance Me to the End of Love. The lessons of age, pain, and injury.
Excellent: Q&A with Andrew Wheating
Watching sprinters jog slow is interesting. They are highly inefficient going slow. Watch a distance runner sprint and they are often inefficient at max speeds. Running fast and slow are skills. ~Steve Magness
Spencer Butte. The larger of the two volcanoes (retired) in Tracktown. Eugene is under the cloud cover, the Cascades beyond all that. Photo by No. 1 son.
Get buff in the buff here.
Want a Better Workout? Just Breathe …When was the last time you were short of breath in the first mile of a workout or race?
How Would Jesus Drive? …As fast as you?
Lets Run reflects on the amazing career of Andrew Wheating. A really good, approachable fellow, a smile for everyone. …Predictably, Mary Slaney did a last minute bail on a speech at the OTC Masters annual party. Wheating filled in. Boffo performance. Confessed he had not been consistently diligent in his workouts. You don’t expect such honesty from a two time Olympian. …More.
Steve Magness: Wisdom and Pain
OK, so it’s a coming-of-age novel involving ice hockey, fergodsakes, but I think you’ll like Beartown.
Confession. My kids attended Cow Pie High.
Bear in mind that brains and learning, like muscle and physical skill, are articles of commerce. They are bought and sold. You can hire them by the year or by the hour. The only thing in the world not for sale is character. ~Antonin Scalia
Speed/pre-race workout for the 800m specialist. …Too other worldly for you? Reminds me of a speed workout from at least 30 years ago. For several years or more, Gene Blankenship would ramrod a free ten mile relay race at Canyon High School. You show up, pick a partner, and alternate 800s (or 880s?) for ten miles. Think about it. Many lessons involved in the experience. And it was fun too.
Ed Whitlock stats.
Semi-Rad: The Great Dirtbag Pissing Contest
Andrew Wheating Retires. A class, fun guy.