Thursday, 8/30/18

Strength Training for High School Runners. And the rest of us.

Zurich results

Wednesday, 8/29/18

Slightly More Than 100 Fantastic Articles

We Can Read Without Learning at All

…they found that people expended more total energy — meaning they burned more calories — on days when they exercised than days when they did not. But not by much. In fact, their total daily expenditure was increased by only about half as much as would have been expected, given the number of calories they were burning during exercise, because they moved less in other ways on those days. Read

Climbing Utah’s Highest Peak—On Prosthetic Feet

Discover the Unsearchable on a Trail

Using Checklists to Prevent Failure

“I don’t shop at Walmart.” How often do you hear that? Several days ago a group of us started a bike ride at a trail head next to a Walmart. It seemed like every rider had to make sure we understood they never shopped at Walmart. Even to use the potty. …Just for the deplorables?

Coming up on NBCSN. On Thursday, Zurich Diamond League, 11 AM, PDT. On Friday, Brussels Diamond League, 11 AM, PDT.

Thuesday, 8/2818

Study Causes Splash, but Here’s Why You Should Stay Calm on Alcohol’s Risks

The Secrets of the World’s Best 1500-Meter Training Group

Monday, 8/27/18

Fun rant: How bored do you have to be to think Ironman is a good idea?

50 years ago, stories from the Olympic Marathon Trials

Tom Heinonen Reflects On Hayward Field History

Hate to break the news, but no travelling with IV infusion providers.

How to Wear AirPods and Not Look Like an Idiot. …Nah, doesn’t work. You look like a doofus, as if talking to yourself, on another planet.

Aspirin disappoints for avoiding first heart attack, stroke

Weekend, 8/25-26/18

For all that football revealed to me about my own strengths and weaknesses, it revealed not a bit more than jogging to a nearby college running track on a dusky, cold fall evening and running a set of six 800-meters repeats with a 400-meter jog in between. Alone. You finish that workout and afterward, you feel mighty damn tough. Every bit as tough as after rising from a kill shot in the secondary. ~Tim Layden, It’s Time We Realize Football Is a Little Less Important

Alex Hutchinson: How Heat Therapy Could Boost Your Performance

A startling number of women say they have been harassed while running

Jen A. Miller/NYT: When Everything Goes Right …More

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On Sunday we cycled 22 miles on the Row River Trail. It’s about 15 miles south of Eugene. …Stumbled on this video on the Santa Ana River Trail. 55 years ago I lived nearby and ran on it, then private and pristine.

Friday, 8/24/18

Nike Announces the Vaporfly 4% Flyknit, Updating Its Speed-Racing Shoe …So you get the shoe and in your next race you improve your best by 4%. Can you, should you be proud about that?

Video: An Ode to Muir Trailer

The Athletic Acrobatics of Sepak Takraw …Check it out on You Tube.

Q&A with Bernard Lagat

Bernard Lagat Training

Hate Slowpokes?

Layne V. Witherell: Wines In A Can …Layne was in my Navy boot camp company in 1966. Both born on 3/20/45 in Los Angeles. Like Don, he was one of the “pukes from Los Angeles,” according to our company commander. Best man at my wedding in 1975. Good guy.

Thursday, 8/23/18

Treadmill Workouts to Increase Speed, Build Strength, and Burn Fat. …The treadmill doesn’t listen to our excuses.

Seneca on The Shortness of Time

Life expectancy declines in U.S.

Must see: The Communal Art of Footracing

88 Days to Nationals

12 Things Mentally Strong People Do

NYT: How You Felt About Gym Class May Impact Your Exercise Habits Today. Wow! And check Comments. …If unable to access, see here.

On running form. Is it ever too late to work on our energy leaks and maybe prevent injuries?

Wednesday, 8/22/18

Sorry, hot yoga fans. Sweating doesn’t cleanse your body.

We can all do about 20 times more than we think we can. We just tend to put upper limits on ourselves. But when you get down to it, people cut their own arms off or walk for a month without food to survive. I try to remind myself I can always do more than I think I can. More

Greater Los Angeles

We Are All Accumulating Mountains of Things

Tuesday, 8/21/18

the morning shakeout

The Week That Was

Athletes Share Their Mental Health Coping Strategies

Running Happy video. Five life lessons that Ryan Sandes learned while setting a new FKT on the Great Himalaya Trail.

It’s time for Sweet, Sweet Corn. Starting last night, we have enough for three ears (one for her, two for me) every night for the next six weeks.

Monday, 8/20/18

Strength Coach

Just finished End Zone. Very funny. The coaches are nuts. And abusive. Such was my experience, and portrayed so in fiction, film, and fact. I’ve known scores of running coaches. Not one was abusive. I think I know why. Running is tough stuff. Runners will not tolerate asshat coaches.

Athletic destiny not set at birth. “Muscle fibres can adapt to the demands you put on them.”

Finding It Hard to Focus?

Footnote on my football career, 12 weeks at Anaheim High School, 1960. Practice was in full uniform, daily, 2:30 to 5 or 5:30. In September, it was quite hot. We were allowed no water. None! No sitting. Ever. Done to make us tougher. There was a huge bottle of salt tablets for all, and we were encouraged to take as many we could tolerate.