Find a treadmill that goes 13.1 miles/hour, and then try to hang on for a minute or two. That’s is what this guy is capable of doing for 26.2 miles. ~Scott Cacciola
Jen A. Miller/NYT: Getting in Our Miles. And lots more.
66-year-old bombshell can do 37 burpees in a minute. …Three years ago, 250 in 19:31
Alex Hutchinson: How to Strengthen Your Ankles and Run Faster
For the real cyclist: The Rules …Especially Rule No. 5. What woefully weak, whiny, wimpy, wasted, wastrel wussies we be.
NYT obit: Diane Leather, 85, First Woman to Run Mile in Under 5 Minutes. What a story! I’ve been a track fanatic all my life, and I’d never heard of her until now. In my high school track days, the fact that a female had run a mile faster than us… Inconceivable.
We’ve come a long ways, boys and girls. Video: A Journey to the Top of Mount Olympus.
Harvard Business Review: Nine Things Successful People Do Differently. In business and in sports as well.
Not the usual fare:
Every Sunday in the New York Times, Kwame Anthony Appiah waxes wise in The Ethicist
Oregon’s first confirmed fatal wild cougar attack. …More. Aside from a sense of being stalked a few times (rustling in the bushes), Don had a stare-down with a mountain lion near the entrance to Mentryville. No. 1 son had an encounter with three mountain lions in Mt. Pinos area, duly recorded on his gizmo.
Remember. … 2,997 flags in Malibu, Calif., to commemorate the victims of the terrorist attacks on this day in 2001.CreditCreditFrederic J. Brown/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
Check out the Nike ad on Caster Semenya. Yes, it’s touching, but were those really Semenya’s touching words or that of a copy writer? But more to the point, how do the other 800m runners (many being Nike sponsored) feel about it?
Walking Might Be the Best Exercise There Is. If so, gardening might be second best. …Now harvesting grapes, corn, pears, apples, plums, tomatoes…
Consider The Other Path
“It has long been our desire to see cross country running back in the Olympic Games,” said IAAF President Sebastian Coe. More.
Jen A. Miller/NYT: Muscle Loss, Bathroom Scales, and Kindness
Fifth Avenue Mile results. …So how would you have finished in your age group? Yes, I know you’re not a miler, and Don isn’t either, but how are you going to improve on your 5K, or any race beyond the mile, if you don’t know and don’t work on, improve your mile time? …Every town should have mile races for all ages at least once a year. …I raced an All-Comers track mile in July, finishing in 7:56.84.
Michael Johnson, 50, experienced a mini-stroke. …In January, Don had the same, or maybe a TGA No hospitalization. Got every possible, imaginable test of the brain and heart. The last test was a 24 hours per day heart monitor for 30 days. The final verdict? You’re OK, no need for drugs or anything new. From day one I was told I could run as much I wanted, and I did. In fact, I raced a 5K with the monitor. …My father and older sister had TIAs and recovered sans further stroke/heart scares.
Yes, I’m late. Was traveling most of the day. Now back in Eugene.
What should we read? …Left and right, Dems and Reps, believers and atheists, rich and poor, vegans and vegetarians and everything-in-sighters… Those people on the other side just might be ok, even fun and smart, who can cause us to pause, even think.