As if you needed reasons. Coffee up!!!
And a flu shot. 80,000 Americans died of flu last winter.
Jen A. Miller/NYT: What Not To Do. And more.
More on the 50 Must-Read Books. My lady writes: “I have read six: CA, DE, KS, NB, OH, & VT.” Don read fifteen: AL, AK, AZ, CA, CT, FL, GA, KS, ME, MA, MS, NE, NM, OH, UT. …Yes, my off-hand estimate of yesterday was way-off. …You? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 Master’s University XC Invitational results
Kids’ Brainpower Tied to Exercise, Sleep and Limited Screen Time. …Same for adults?
Best female American marathoner? It’s Deena Kastor, 2:19:36, London, 2006.
After Joan Benoit Samuelson, only other other female American Olympic marathon medalist.
Maybe the best running book in a while: Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory. Compelling. Don read in one day. Joe Vigil is a helluva coach. And a good guy too. Met him on a plane. He’ll talk to anyone!
Lotsa Joe Vigil on You Tube
Are you/Don a nightmare customer? Perhaps not, but who doesn’t brag about a purchase of the best product at the lowest price?
50 Must-Read Books on America, Categorized by State. I’ve read at least half. No stinkers. Will look today for others, including that on running the Rocky stairs. Long time ago, on a business trip, did that in the early morn, just like Rocky. But too shy to raise my arms. Of course my attire was first class, and obtained at he best price. …BTW, there are only 72 steps to the top.
Sigalert in Saugus: 1000+ Running Wild Tomorrow in Central Park
Roger Robinson on The Remarkable Ron Hill. …The British version of our Mark Covert. …Back when, barefoot racing in cross country was the norm. In 1961 and 1962, Don and most raced barefoot on the two mile cross country course at Mt. SAC, finishing on the track. …Ron Hill wrote The Long Hard Road. It was expensive and available only by corresponding with some source in England. I read Part I and it was terrible. Imagine being trapped on a hot bus next to some runner you didn’t know and he/she start boring you about every detail, every race… I didn’t buy Part II.
More about Ron Hill
Forbes: Q&A with Shalane Flanagan
Alex Hutchinson’s Q&A with Michael Joyner: What’s Next in the Quest for a Sub-Two-Hour Marathon?
Of course we don’t give a crap about hockey, but…READ. …He wanted snot, and he wanted balls.
Four decades later: Animal House
Bravest and craziest: Alex Honnold
the morning shakeout …Don’t miss the link to Kipchoge-12 reasons.
More Young People Are Dying From Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide. …And with sharp rise in obesity, U.S. life expectancy is declining.
Kicking My Caffeine Addiction …Years ago, I did that for 30 days. More recently, ditto on alcohol and everything else even slightly naughty for four months. Especially if older, your PCP will order an annual blood test, with results indicating a bit more discipline on the intake.
Portrait of a Master. More about Kipchoge. He’s a reader.
Today is the Bill Dellinger Invitational. The University of Portland, a small Catholic school, is highly ranked. We also plan to attend Tracktown Tuesday to hear Dick Fosbury, a track immortal.
Diary of a Concussion …Older people are especially susceptible to banging their heads, with lingering consequences.
You Tube: USATF Men’s 70 74 1500m Masters Outdoor Championships 2018 Spokane. Rock stars.
Bill Dellinger Invitational results. Running up to their billing, the Portland men looked very good, and the Oregon women even more so (top seven finishers).