Wednesday, 7/25/18

What’s the point of your session?

Americans eating more.

Lance on the loose

School sued over heat stroke to cross country runner.

Like: Des Linden and the long run

Jerry Schumacher’s strength training secrets

Rich guys (yes, just guys) plan to save themselves after the apocalypse

Brunch in Brooklyn at Carthage Must Be Destroyed. Don survived Brooklyn for two years without air conditioning. Quien es mas macho?

Do it now. The conditions are always impossible. ~Doris Lessing

Tuesday, 7/24/18

Q&A with Shelby Houlihan

Europe Knows Track Meets

I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy. ~Richard Feynman

Monday, 7/23/18

More on the Vaporflys. Would you compete in them? What’s the point? The improvement would not be yours.

Houlihan and Frerichs are both Nike athletes, coached by Jerry Schumacher at the Bowerman Track Club.

If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives… I’m reading Enlightement Now. It’s terrific. And it is also bound to offend you, challenging cherished prejudices and beliefs. …Bill Gates sez, My new favorite book of all time

But the Los Angeles Times is worse, way-worse, especially the sports department. Read.

Just in from the Harvard Business News: You’re Never Going to Be “Caught Up” at Work. Stop Feeling Guilty About It. …We hang with old people, most of them involved in down-sizing, they say. But they don’t.

Inspirational: 73-year-old sets new standard for old runners at Western States ultramarathon

Weekend, 7/20-22/18

The Nike Vaporfly 4% May Make You Faster. But I Don’t Have to Like That

Instead. Pig Yoga

7:56:84 last night in the Jogger’s Mile at Lane Community College. …The movie. …Old guy in the yellow shirt.

Jen A. Miller/NYT: The Humor in Running

…the average American takes in about 80 grams of added sugar daily, the equivalent of 20 teaspoons! More

Shelby Houlihan shatters 5,000m American record. More. Complete Belgium results.

Courtney Frerichs breaks American steeplechase record at Monaco Diamond League. More. Complete Monaco results.

National Geographic: While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey

London results

COC #3 results.

Thursday, 7/19/18

NYT: Nike Says Its $250 Running Shoes Will Make You Faster. It May Be True. …If true and legal, should you admit your new marathon PR (say, 7 minutes faster) was done in those shoes?

OMG, Lance is back and Don is enjoying his blog

14 things successful people do before breakfast

Crazy at the TdF: Here. And here.

Drinking ourselves to death

Semi-Rad: Summer is here. Sweat Without Shame.

Read de jour: Thai cave footballers tell of how they tried to dig their way out

45th COC Summer Cross Country Series #2 Results

Wednesday, 7/18/18

Week That Was

Writing Prescriptions to Play Outdoors

To Stretch or Not to Stretch

Vin Lananna Resigns… …We think he’s terrific.

Last month in Eugene. Rai Benajamin. 47.02. Fastest collegiate, second fastest in human history. More.

Don’t Be a Texting Hypocrite

Calories Burned Walking vs. Running? …It all counts.

40 percent of adults in the United States who drink alcohol drink too much.

Why Runners Are Obsessed With Time Barriers

Forget The Gadgets and Hacks: Nail The Basics

Must see in full screen: Mt. Marathon video

Tuesday, 7/17/18

the morning shakeout. …Don’t miss Joe Vigil’s The Anatomy of a Medal. …We met Vigil on a plane, Eugene to Salt Lake City. Friendly, chatty guy.

Ben Thomas is the new UO distance coach.

Do maximal shoes raise risk of injury?

Cheap watch gets rave reviews.

Please Don’t Take Prescription Drug Advice from Kim Kardashian. Or a smart friend. Your PCP is probably the only person who has the knowledge (extensive medical file).

Glenn Crabtree writes, “His (Vigil’s) team is the ONLY one to score a PERFECT score 1-5 in a national championship Cross Country Race.”

Monday, 7//16/18

How running gait increases injury risk

Ed Bautista: Get Moving! (Exercise for Busy People)

She’s 84 and a champion pole vaulter. Watch.

Weekend, 7/14-15/18

Rabat/Diamond League results.

Alex Hutchinson: Why Perfectionists Get More Shin Splints

What Is Green Exercise?

Want To Become Extremely Successful? Do These 13 Things Every Day. …Read Ego Is the Enemy and The Obstacle Is the Way

Jen A. Miller/NYT: Training for Hills When You Live in a Flat Place

The ASICS Blackout Track: Ditch the headphones. Skip the smartwatch. It’s time to meditate on the move.Video

Friday the 13th

I am fearless, and therefore powerful. ~Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Today we will be at the Oregon Country Fair. With green hair. In 95 degree weather.

Take a Walk in the Woods. Doctor’s Orders.

Running After a Heart Attack. …Craig Godwin, our friend in Santa Clarita and now in Eugene, had a heart attack due to stress and overwork. Last year he set three American age group records in one race.

Become a Faster Runner With Strides