Wednesday, 11/7/18

Why Everyone Cries on Marathon Day

NYC Marathon photos.

A recent study of Spartathlon runners showed that just after the race, their blood samples – which looked similar to those of people close to death – returned to normal within days. More

Life span has little to do with genes

“If Eugene is this place where there are world-class sporting events, there’s no reason it couldn’t be a place for world-class art…” 20×21 Eug Mural Project

Have we medicalized everyday life?

Tuesday, 11/6/18

How a Japanese elementary school prepared my child for college in the U.S. …Tough love.

Why Are Leaner Athletes Faster?

Monday, 11/5/18

Frohnmayer: ‘University of Nike’ exploits my family’s tragedy to support a false narrative

Best Social Media Moments During the NYC Marathon

Running a marathon proves age is nothing but a number …And red pee is nothing but two words, six letters in all. NBD.

Dear Younger Me: Anna Rohrer …Good advice. Rohrer is only 21.

Video: UO track & field coach Robert Johnson on the construction at Hayward Field

Finally, and I know you were waiting for this: Obituary of James J. ‘Whitey’ Bulger

Justin’s Justice. Don Diminished.

Today at the Autumn Trails 10 Miler. On Spencer Butte. Elevation gain 1960 feet. Results. First time for Justin Gallegos on the course. 11 minute improvement for Don over last year.

Why is it called a Big Leaf Maple? Answer. …20 1/16 inches. New record for the property.

Weekend, 11/3-4/18

Like: How to Run a Marathon Faster as You Get Older. …Whatever we’re doing, we probably need to do it faster.

Q&A with Jacqueline Hansen

Alysia Montano speaks out on the ever-present doping scandal in track & field. Here.

Don’t miss: An Aging Marathoner Tries to Run Fast After 40 …It’s not just about the marathon. …Time for red pee?

Do You Even Lift, Grandma? Why Older Adults Should Be Making Gains. It’s More Than Just Bro Science

Is the 4% cheating?

Don’t Use Headphones

Friday, 11/2/18

Congrats to the West Ranch boys and the Saugus girls. Foothill Finals Results. Hat tip to Paul Broneer. …Signal story.

Is Your Favorite National Park On This List of Volcano Hot Spots? …We really like Crater Lake, but… How can you decide on a favorite, there being so many that are so precious? And even more that we’ve yet to experience?

Tuning Out The Noise

What Do We Know About Healthy Aging?

The Wrestler, the Philosopher, and the Amazing Pull-Up Chase

More about the philosopher. A runner! … Philosophize this: “My favorite workout is 400m repeats on the track with a 200m recovery jog. When I’m at my best, I run about 10-12 of them at under 75 seconds/lap.”


Maryland fires coach DJ Durkin day after reinstatement.
…Finally. So many coaches get so much money, and… Have you ever known, or even heard of an experienced distance coach who abused his/her charges, just jerks? Probably not as runners would never tolerate it. We love our sport, but not to death.

Science sez: Growing Up Surrounded by Books Has a Lasting Positive Effect on the Brain

Busybodies seeking to avoid Olympic marathon deaths

Thursday, 11/1/18

Check out the November Oregon Track Club Newsletter, especially our Q&A with Janet and Tom Heinonen

Where Training for the NYC Marathon Is a Reality Show

Remembering Miki Gorman, first American woman to win the NYC Marathon

3% of children hit daily activity target

Yes, everyone on Instagram is having more fun than you.

Des Linden – Races Are Supposed To Hurt

Wednesday, 10/31/18

Alex Hutchinson: Don’t Think Too Hard About Your Running Form. …But there are some important caveats.

What about any over-the-counter supplements? …Beware self-medication.

On motivation. Maintaining Momentum.

Dear Running: I’ve Learned To Embrace Every Moment

On grit. Can Stephanie Bruce Seize Another Breakthrough Performance at the NYC Marathon?

‘The Arm’: A Story Of Anti-Soviet Protest From The 1980 Olympics

Tuesday, 10/30/18

Seth Totten runs a 2:14:28 at the Dublin Marathon, qualifying for the Olympic Trials. Read. …The new record for a Santa Clarita area runner, formerly held by Peter De La Cerda. Review. …Hat tip to Greg Beal.

Beyonce and Tom Brady, our usual sources on nutrition, say… But

About devil lives in our phones. Don’t miss the Comments.

the morning shakeout. Mario questions the new half marathon world record. The unknown was wearing the Vaporfly 4%. …A 4% improvement on my most recent 5K time would be 59 seconds, though still 34 seconds behind my age group rival. …There would be no joy in beating him if only because of the shoes.

Monday, 10/29/18

I have a library card and I’m not afraid to use it. More

“I am convinced the devil lives in our phones.”