New indoor world record. In an upset. Men’s 1500. Results. …It was 3:31.18, set by Hicham El Guerrouj in 2/01/97. …More.
Declutter your mind. …AKA time management.
Breaking news from JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Associations, publishing since 1883): Push ups or die.
Ready for some digital hygiene?
Jen A. Miller/NYT: Running. Follow the links.
Tracktown Fitness warm up drills video
50 photos from 50 years ago.
Indoor 1500 meters world record video
About a week ago, Yomif Kejelcha ran a 3:48.46 in the Wanamaker Mile, fastest mile indoors or outdoors in five years. Shortly after, when the meet ended, coach Alberto Salazar had him doing a workout. Attend.
Cross Country, best sport on the planet, since 1819. …Yes, I suppose a case could be made for boys and girls chasing each other.
Week That Was
Sports Drinks Are Overhyped. But They Work. Though sugared water might work just as well.
More Alex. Ice baths, cryosaunas, sleep trackers: If it feels good, should you do it?
What is right is more important than who is right. ~John Wooden
Major study indicates smoking pot in your teens is linked to depression in later life. Pot is legal in Oregon. In Eugene there are probably more pot stores than gas stations.
the morning shakeout
Coffee is not addictive. …After 55 years, I stopped a month ago. No problem. Decaf only.
News you can use!!! Ken Goe/Oregonian is back with his almost daily track & field story and links. Here.
Cool video at the end of a OTC 5K race. Here.
USATF Board’s Motives Questioned In Lananna Case
Jen A. Miller/NYT: Running and naughty eating. And lots more.
Kejelcha Misses Breaking Mile World Record By .01 Of A Second. Video. …Looks like he coasted in the last 5 yards.
The exercise “recovery” industry is largely bogus
Cheserek’s Long Path To US Citizenship. …Actually, when Ches amps it up, his arm carriage is horrible, so says Vin Lananna. …Fast forward to last lap here.
Why the Bowerman Track Club Is the Best in the Nation. …Just a handful of miles away from Salazar’s group. Both clubs are funded by Nike.
The Psychological Appeal of Snake Oil
Toughest runner ever!
Week That Was
Amby Burfoot interviews Christie Aschwanden on the Science Behind Recovery
Details on How a Man Killed a Mountain Lion with His Bare Hands
Steve Magness: What You Say Matters: How The Post-Race Debrief Influences Performance. …Does/did your coach give you any feedback?
Podcast with Malcolm Gladwell
Coming attaction: 112th NYRR Millrose Games. On the tube in Eugene on Saturday, NBC channel 3, 1:30 PM. …There are no no prominent indoor track meets in Oregon (though one of the best I ever saw was in Portland, the World Indoor Championships) or Los Angeles. As to the latter, the Times Indoor and the Sunkist were the two major indoor meets at the Sports Arena.
Was present on 2/10/62 to witness Jim Beatty become the first human to go sub four indoors. Video.
‘Pain is Weakness Leaving the Body’ and Other Lies I’ve Been Told: A Reading List on Mental Health and Sport