Weekend, 1/26-27/19

Parcourse: The Fitness Sensation That Inspired Pre’s Trail

Amazing, obstinate Dick Beardsley

Pure gold: ‘The Patch’ by John McPhee

Brad Stulberg: The Great Paradox of Peak Performance.More.

Television – Poem by Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl: Not Vaccinating Your Kids Is “Almost a Crime”

Jen A. Miller/NYT: Unmotivated? Me Too. And more.

Sunday. Amazon Deal of the Day. Alex Hutchinson’s Endure on Kindle for $1.99. See here.

Friday, 1/25/19

Dani Jones, twice NCAA champion, writes: Dear Younger Me

Semi-Rad: Experience the Joy of Not Bringing the Noise

Video: The Good Shepherd Leads a Good Life

Zen and the art of family maintenance

Workouts can blunt or boost appetites. …Outrunning Hunger

Maybe the best Little Free Library

Thursday, 1/24/19

Stairs. Is 10 flights a day too much?

How diets work for weight loss

Wednesday, 1/23/19

Women Run Laps in the Prison Yard to Reclaim Their Power

How you can read 52 books a year. I read (of course) somewhere that the average American adult reads 12 books a year.

Recent reads (with one word reviews):

Natural Causes. Good.

Educated. Better.

12 Rules For Life. Best.

‘Pete the Groin Crusher’

Historical Badass: The 19th-Century Writer Who Braved the Desert Alone

Who Are YOU Committed to?

Tuesday, 1/22/19


the morning shakeout

Video: The heart of Yosemite

Weekend, 1/19-20/19

Your Sweat Will See You Now

If you’re football, hockey or soccer, the insurance business doesn’t want you.

Debunking the myths about lactic acid, fatigue and recovery

Jen A. Miller/NYT: Using Running Tricks in the Rest of your Life

The World’s Fastest Human on a Bike

“I’ve been a Patriots fan my entire life, long before they were good enough to loathe. But I won’t be watching football this weekend. I haven’t watched a single pass or tackle all season.” …Read

Friday, 1/18/19

Oregon track legacy on display

High carb diet may explain why Okinawans live so long

You’re awesome. If you can

Thursday, 1/17/19

Week That Was. …Several striking instances of toughening the workouts.

Hiker Completes Second Ever Crossing of Death Valley. …What, never been to Death Valley??? It’s really cool, so to speak. We went there so many times. So scenic. Eyeball stretching. Wonderful history. Got second at the first Death Valley Marathon in 1988 at 43 years old. My time was around 3:10. A sandy trail, but a net downhill. Race director told us afterwards the course was actually about 27 miles. In March (now December) just as it was turning hot. Was about 60 degrees at the start and near 100 at the finish. One guy did a face plant at the finish, severely dehydrated, and was placed on an IV.

Who’s the fittest of them all?

Less beef. More beans.

An insidious scourge that has nothing to do with head trauma is ravaging retired N.F.L. players. Story

Flash: An Animated History of Cheese: 10,000 Years in Under Six Minutes

Wednesday, 1/16/19

The Two Keys to Forming Habits—and Making Them Stick

Former Java Junkie Ponders Coffee’s Upside

Tuesday, 1/15/19

the morning shakeoout

Dog owner bites runner. Story. …If you have problems with dogs and their owners, you might be living in the wrong place.