Monday, 10/15/18

73-Year-Old Spartan Racer Doesn’t Let Her Age Hold Her Back

Siberia as Vast, Melancholic, and Hilarious

From starring for USC football to dying while wandering through traffic on a freeway, what happened to Kevin Ellison?

Weekend, 10/13-14/18

190,000 miles and counting: Frank Shorter’s extraordinary running career

Also 70, Ohio Woman Runs Insanely Fast Marathon in Chicago

Life Lessons From Eliud Kipchoge

What do your $250 sneakers say about you?

Jen A. Miller/NYT: Running

800-meter Olympic champ Mims remains pioneer 50 years later

Like: University of Virginia President leading a morning run every week.

Stink alert: What an Audacious Hoax Reveals About Academia

It’s up to the artist to use language that can be understood, not hide it in some private code. Most of these jokers don’t even want to use language you and I know or can learn . . . they would rather sneer at us and be smug, because we ‘fail’ to see what they are driving at. If indeed they are driving at anything–obscurity is usually the refuge of incompetence. ~Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

Photos from Santa Clarita, 2011: Up The Beast. Down The Viper.

Friday, 10/12/18

OTC #8 5K results. Don ran 24:46.

Insider stuff. Training with Kipchoge. “Drink a lot of tea.”

Historical Badass: Anne LaBastille May Have Out-Thoreau’d Thoreau.Video

Video: Alex Honnold Writes a Note to His Teenage Self

Couch potato athletes: ‘My Arms Were Really Skinny.’ Professional Videogamers Are Working Out

Magness/Stulberg: You Are What You Pay Attention To …Daily hours on TV, social media, gizmos?

Kinda weird, but… Do You Have What It Takes To Everest? …Event honcho Jesse Itzler wrote a funny book: Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet

Inspirational: The Brilliant Vision of Patricia Walsh

Thursday, 10/11/18

Vigorous Exercise, Even a Trek Up Everest, May Be Safe During Pregnancy

Steve Magness on The Training Grind. Fast or slow, just shut up and keep moving.

Why Following Your Passions Is Good for You

Almost certainly you have the time to do so. The fact is you have as much time as anyone else. 24 hours a day. …Great read. Possibly life changing. Free. Arnold Bennett’s How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Is the secret of productivity really just doing what you enjoy?

Semi-Rad: Gratitude And An Honest Mountain Wedding

Wednesday, 10/10/18

Week That Was

Is it possible to be too flexible?

More on the 91 year old climber

Your kids hate your smartphone addiction …And it makes you stupid.

“A strong butt is the key to a happy life,” says Jordan Metzl, M.D.
…About hip flexibility. Here.

Justin Gallegos signs with Nike …More here

Tuesday, 10/9/18

91 year old breaks record… Story.

Meb, 43, obviously bored, is thinking… Story.

Don’t quit.

Don’t hate.

Dealing with age-related muscle loss

Growing up in the library

Revel in the frictive immediacy of running

Yesterday was our seventh wedding anniversary. Don got this. And read it in 24 hours. A gift from you-know-who, who previewed it in 24 hours, just to be sure it was ok. It’s terrific. …In seven days we will attend Tracktown Tuesday and hear from Foz.

Alberto Praises Mo

Monday, 10/8/18

Enjoy The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World . Weighs 7 pounds. Will grace your coffee table. …We’re friends with an old(ish) couple who want to visit every country. They’re about eight short.

How good is your doctor, hospital? Learn here.

Lazlo Tabori, Olympian and long time coach in Los Angeles, is buried next to his coach, Mihaly Igloi, in a cemetary in Hungary. Photo. Igloi coached Tabori in Hungary and Los Angeles along with Jim Beatty, first human to run a sub 4 indoor mile, and Olympic gold medalist Bob Schul, and our good friend Jacqueline Hansen with many female first ever, world records on the track and road.

Weekend, 10/6-7/18

Hey. Take a Hike. With people you love. Often.

Malcolm Gladwell and Alex Hutchinson explore the benefits of enduring pain. …they (elites) didn’t know whether they would be able to instruct their children in the joys of suffering.

Gwen Jorgensen Tries to Solve the Marathon

Jen A. Miller/NYT: Pre-Race Day Jitters And more.

Mo wins. Chicago Marathon results.

Joan Benoit Samuelson Talks Emotional Finish With Daughter …Joan, 61, finished in 3:12:13, while daughter Abby finished in 3:11:20. …BTW, the weather was lousy. Warm. Rain. Wind. …Even with that, Rupp was only 43 seconds off the American Record.

Friday, 10/5/18

“Sorry, but I won the Boston Marathon,” Yuki Kawauchi told his boss. “Is it possible to have another day off?” Must Read.

Alex Hutchinson: How dopey is ultramarathoning?

Learning from native people.

The Man Who Paddled a Kayak From Germany to Australia

Ken Goe has the inside story on Galen Rupp. …Inside because Salazar and Rupp will return his calls.

Thursday, 10/4/18

Cross Country is also…

We Slow as We Age, but May Not Need to Slow Too Much

Hayward Field rounds a corner

The Total Reinvention of Gwen Jorgensen

Will Galen Rupp beat the American Record in Chicago?

After security at Milwaukee airport. Here. Where you put yourself together again.