Weekend, 11/4-5/17

Keep moving. A lot. Tenacious 87-Year-Old Tames a Towering Climb

You’re probably weaker than you were yesterday. How should you train to retain muscle as you age? …What about working outside for hours every day- walking, raking, chopping, cutting, shoveling, pruning, painting, sweeping, building stuff…? It counts, yes?

NYT: Running: Spectator Tips, Hot Tubs and Bloody Marys

Why football sucks. Nick Buoniconti Will Donate Brain to Concussion Research. Left his son a quad since 1985, and Nick probably suffers from C.T.E.

Wow! Just finished Leonardo Da Vinci. Bastard. Unschooled. Probably the best painter of all time. And that was only part time work for him. Insatiably curious. Worked on 30 cadavers. …And so much more. Great gift for that reader in your life.

Just in from 11/10/15. IOC Ready To Strip Medals From Russians. Or maybe not. Alysia Montano is still waiting for her bronze medal.

NYT: How 6 Women Changed the New York City Marathon Forever. 45 years later and no uteri reported missing.

For fanboys and fangirls of Craig Leener and This Was Never About Basketball.

The Master’s Sweep at GSAC Cross Country Championships

Don’t Eat Before Reading This

Friday, 11/3/17

West Ranch boys, Saugus girls win Foothill titles. Story. …Canyon/Paul Broneer provides results and photos.

Check out the Quote of the Day at Lets Run.

Making a Difference

Running Behind Bars: They come from all over to run with inmates at state pen. Don did that several years ago. Unforgettable experience. …And then there is the San Quentin State Prison Marathon

Don Q&A with Kevin Marbury, Oregon Track Club President, in the 2017 November OTC Newsletter. …There are about 1500 members in the OTC.

Wilson Kipsang, The Former World-Record Holder Wants Redemption …Pro tip du jour. Read everything you can find by Roger Robinson.

Thursday, 11/2/17

The Week That Was in Running.

I know longer care about football, and until five minutes ago never heard about L.A Rams punter Johnny Hekker. Don’t miss the video/Pat McAffee’s hilarious comments.

It’s science. Sweat Science. Smiling Makes You a More Efficient Runner

Santa Clarita is in the top five percent of cities… A good thing?

Big Sis has four grandchildren, all attending Cardinal Newman High School, now burned down, in Santa Rosa. She reports: “The kids are all getting their classes in different places, and in different towns. … As you can imagine life is not simple. The teachers based on their subjects travel to each location. The different locations are based freshman, sophomore and etc……so the math teacher has to go to each location where her/his next class is.” …Big Sis and kin are not Catholics, but it’s a time for generosity. …Do you know anyone who is too generous? Definitely not Don, but he’s sending a check.

Steve Magness: Cult or Culture: What team are you creating?

Michael Joyner tweets: Suggest everyone do an extra set of core work and leg press today in honor of Gary Player’s 82nd birthday. Video.

Now reading: Leonardo Da Vinci. Terrific.

52 Pieces of Adventure Advice

Wednesday, 11/1/17

The Life and Adventures of Oregon’s Original Alpha Wolf. …when OR4 was in his prime, he killed an elk 33 miles from his den and then ran home in six hours, his belly full of meat (seven pounds?) to throw up to feed his pups. That meant a 66-mile round trip in rough country—with a vigorous elk hunt in the middle.

NYT: Running a Marathon? Think Hot Tub, Not Ice Bath, Afterward

Tuesday, 10/31/17

Mo Farah leaves Nike Oregon Project

What if a drug could give you all the benefits of a workout?

Read du jour: Tim Leyden profiles Meb

New York might also be Shalane Flanagan’s last marathon.

Fred Beckey, America’s Oldest Dirtbag, Dies at 94

Steve Magness tweets: Do yourself a favor & listen to Terry Laughlin share wisdom shortly before his passing. Here. It’s over two hours and well worth your time. …Have you ever had a coach really work with you on your running form? Consider how much energy you’re wasting, why you keep getting injured.

NYT obit on Fred Beckey

Monday, 10/30/17

Let’s watch the documentary on Meb,’The Home Stretch’

We were with family in Mt. Shasta City over the weekend. Great hiking on the mountain. Going and coming, we chowed and hung out at the The Ashland Food Co-Op.

Ashland is fun. Also pretentious, upscale hippie, artsy-fartsy, pricey, pretty, showy, touristy, remote, snooty, left wing, pleased with itself.

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“You lose your phone again, Rusty?”

Happiness Is Other People

Einstein’s Theory of Happiness’

Mt. Shasta trucks its trash 88 miles up the I-5 to a 1000 acre landfill in Medford, Oregon.

82-year-old man becomes oldest ever to hike the entire Appalachian Trail. Read.

We think you could be in the top ten at this marathon.

CIF-SS XC Polls

Sunday, 10/29/17

Must read: The Art of Self-Coaching. Bautista is the guru on Sub 2.


Granddaughter Ella’s Halloween pumpkin.

This Second Grade Handout Should Be Your New Manifesto

Pushing 90, an ultrarunner pushes The Hard Way …Bob Hayes, now 91, is still racing. You?

Friday, 10/27/17

Remembering Terry Laughlin: https://www.outsideonline.com/2255736/swimming-icon-terry-laughlin-dies

Brad Stulberg on escaping the rut: https://www.peakperformancebook.net/single-post/2017/10/25/Getting-Out-of-a-Rut-The-Myth-of-Greatness

A good one about Julian Edelman and his resolve to be in the NFL.  Work hard and don’t eat crap. https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/10/25/julian-edelman-book-relentless-memoir-new-england-patriots?utm_campaign=sinow&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&xid=socialflow_twitter_si

Force and motion of an elite Kenyan.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEnIbklXOiU

“Running mindfully is basically an attitude switch—you’re forced to step away from your pity party.” More: http://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/articles/everything-you-need-to-know-about-mindful-running-w510207

Was lunching yesterday with some old boys and girls, none of them runners.  The subject of Steve Prefontaine came up.  One guy told of his third grade class on a field trip to Hayward Field.  Steve was there and gave them a little talk, then took them on a lap, telling them stories.  One inspired kid suddenly bolts ahead, only to soon feel a hand grab on his shoulder.  “Hey,” said Steve, “you’re going to have to grow and get faster to get ahead of me.” …
Another guy said he used to go out drinking beer with Steve.  The guy’s girl was best friends with Steve’s girl.  Usually, they would go to a red neck tavern in Coburg, a small town outside Eugene, where it was unlikely people would know him.  How much beer would he drink, I asked.  Pitcher each, he said.  And remember, he continued, pitchers were a lot bigger back then.  The guy continues: “Pity about him losing at the Olympics.  He was out drinking with the coach the night before the finals.  Didn’t realize that German beer was twice as strong the American piss beer.”  …Any of that stuff true?  I have no idea.
The Legend Lives On: http://articles.latimes.com/1985-05-06/sports/sp-4511_1_prefontaine-memorial

Thursday, 10/26/17

Training Tips From Mile Legend Steve Scott: http://www.runblogrun.com/2017/10/7-training-tips-from-mile-legend-steve-scott.html

Famous runners of yore gather: https://www.trackandfieldnews.com/index.php/category-features/3319-runners-reunited-x-2017

Teen brain drain: https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/teenage-wasteland/

We liked: https://www.amazon.com/Man-Called-Ove-Novel-ebook/dp/B00GEEB730/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1509015053&sr=1-1&keywords=a+man+called+ove

Fat but fit? Consider:  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/26/well/eat/fat-but-fit-the-controversy-continues.html?hpw&rref=health&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well&_r=0

Wednesday, 10/25/17

So Long, Meb! https://www.outsideonline.com/2254586/so-long-meb

Busy dad smashes FKT on the John Muir Trail: https://www.adventure-journal.com/2017/10/dad-ran-210-mile-muir-trail-three-days/

Busy working mom of four wins marathon, busting “No Time” myth. https://www.runnersworld.com/marine-corps-marathon/marathon-winning-mom-of-four-busts-the-no-time-myth

Busy Darrell General has the time and, more importantly, the will. http://www.runwashington.com/2017/10/19/general/

Which of us is not saying to himself—which of us has not been saying to himself all his life: “I shall alter that when I have a little more time”? We never shall have any more time. We have, and we have always had, all the time there is.” -Arnold Bennett, How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

It’s a fun and wise and quick read. Here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2274

Mario Fraioli is spot on with his recommendation on the Tim Ferriss podcast with Walter Isaacson.  It’s terrific. I have the da Vinci bio on order.  You can’t beat his biographies on Jobs, Einstein, and Franklin.  We came up with the Ben’s Ten race directly after reading Isaacson’s Franklin.  http://mailchi.mp/themorningshakeout/the-morning-shakeout-issue-102?e=1448fd1b4e

Einstein’s tip: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11936577

Garrison Keillor in Eugene: http://www.southcoasttoday.com/opinion/20171024/garrison-keillor-gentle-people-shall-prevail-in-end

We missed Keillor’s heart-healing show.  http://registerguard.com/rg/opinion/36081236-78/keillor-offered-heart-healing-show.html.csp

Don’t miss.  Boris Berian.  2016 world indoor 800 champion.  http://www.realclearlife.com/sports/boris-berian-went-flipping-burgers-running-team-usa-olympics/ 

It’s probably best to not cogitate and race/train hard at the same time. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/25/well/move/the-battle-of-brains-vs-brawn.html?hpw&rref=health&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well&_r=0