Friday, 4/26/19

We need to talk about East African runners and general trust vs skepticism in performances

In Praise of Public Libraries

Don’t Be Blinded by Your Own Expertise. …Socrates: “The more I know, the more I realize I know nothing.”

At 71, Runner Gene Dykes Is Faster Than Ever

Video (15:04): Steve Jobs on Life: “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish”

Thursday, 4/25/19

Video (2:02): Hayward Field Construction Update April 21, 2019

Mo Farah Runs on Treadmill Set at World-Record Pace, Falls Off Twice

Wednesday, 4/24/19

3 Massive Reasons to Get Excited for the 2019 London Marathon. …Starting at 1:25 a.m. PST.

A Book About Parenting Alex Honnold, by His Mom

Video (3:18): Call of the Wild. …Recall mom told us to go play outdoors.

A new anthology of sportswriting celebrates the poetry written in the press box.

Magness/Stulberg: 6 Principles to Crush in Life Without Burning Out

And finally. Kylian Mbappe shatters Usain Bolt’s world record 100 m speed in breathtaking sprint

Tuesday, 4/23/19

Amby Burfoot: The Whole World Is Watching: Caster Semenya vs IAAF

the morning shakeout

The Kipchoge Way. …each week included three workouts: a track session, fartlek, and long tempo run.

Coach Charlie Munger

Monday, 4/22/19

The secrets of sports recovery. ….Two words. Sleep more. …And live longer and better

‘Uphill Athlete’ Confirms: Kilian Jornet Is Superhuman. …Credo: When in doubt, run uphill.

The Ups and Downs of Hiking as Therapy

Thinking on your feet.

Weekend, 4/20-21/19

“I told my wife, on my tombstone, don’t put that I was a quarter-miler coach,” he said. “I was a track coach.” …Clyde Hart, 85, retiring from Baylor. …For distance racers, doesn’t it all start and end with quarter repeats? Don started in 1961.

Or 500s! A few years ago, at the South Eugene High track, the coach delivered the shocking news, 500s vice 400s. It was brutal. We were not prepared mentally and had trouble adjusting

About Gene Dykes, 71,the ‘Ultrageezer.’ His average pace at the Boston Marathon was 6 minutes and 49 seconds per mile.

Eat like an apex predator’s apex predator. Liver! …Childhood nightmare. Couldn’t leave the table without finishing it.

Jen A. Miller/NYT: How the Marathon Went Down. With great links.

Ken Goe: Why college baseball and softball matter and track does not

The sugar in fruit doesn’t make it bad for you

Friday, 4/19/19

Week That Was

Why Do Americans Hate Bikes So Much?

Why women are outperforming men at the extremes of endurance. Read about Supermom Jasmin Paris

American Pot Pie chart …Now legal in Oregon, it seems like there is a pot store on every downtown corner. And a “homeless” tent.

The Truth About Dentistry

Thursday, 4/18/19

Some Colorado regents have begun to ask questions. “Football as played in America is a brutal 19th century sport that is highly destructive to the human brain,” Linda Shoemaker told fellow regents. “I don’t believe it has a place in the academic enterprise that is the University of Colorado.” …A Giant Laid Low by Too Many Blows to the Head

Doping: Drug testing methods stuck in the 1970s, says former WADA head

Joan Samuelson Wins Age-Graded Boston Marathon. …2018 Oregon Track Club Masters age-graded results. Roughly, 70.0% or higher is considered All American status.

Definitely another All American: Alex Honnold’s mom

The Lance Deal Q&A is done and will be available here (via link) in two weeks. Next up is Bettina Huber, current OTC Masters president, awesome volunteer, inherited. See here.

Wednesday, 4/17/19

Olympic Cyclist Rebecca Twigg Has Been Homeless for Over Four Years

This Is Kilian Jornet’s Everest Acclimatization Plan

Wake up, people: You’re fooling yourself about sleep, study says

Tuesday, 4/16/19

Editorial: UCLA has lost integrity…

the morning shakeout

Leave no runner behind

Hey, take a hike! The Best Hike in Every State. We’ve done Silver Falls. Hope to do others on the list. Better, though, with your honey, is to do regular outings on those awesome trails near your house.

But if hiking in San Francisco… Consider.

Hiking With Nietzsche

If you could bottle up sleep and sell it as a performance-enhancing drug it would be a billion dollar blockbuster. ~Brad Stulberg

What Are the Best DNA Kits for Fitness? …None. Your PCP would laugh at this.