There was a 5K last night at Dorris Ranch, our first race since November. Results. A lovely course, with hills, on dirt/rooted trails along the Willamette and up and down the rows in a filbert orchard. Probably 1 to 2 minutes slower than a paved, PR course. Most, including Don, were happy to be back in racing mode.
Dorris Ranch photos.
Ultramarathon Runner Sets Record For Iconic 268-Mile Trail And Picks Litter On His Way …An example for us all. Don’t wait for some signal, others. Just do it.
Roald Dahl: “It Is Almost a Crime to Allow Your Child to Go Unimmunised” …Great writer for children. But for adults, we like Going Solo, My Uncle Oswald, and Switch Bitch.
At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Milorad Cavic lost the 100-meter butterfly to Michael Phelps by one one-hundredth of a second. Or maybe he won and there was a timing error. It depends on who you ask, what parts of the internet you read, and how deep down the rabbit hole you go… Read.
Just ordered: Amazing Racers: The Story of America’s Greatest Running Team and Its Revolution …How high school cross country can change lives forever. It sure did for Don.
Watch Olympian Katie Ledecky swim with full glass of milk on her head …What would be a comparable test for runners?
Eugene is known for its rain and clouds – but not for fish dropping out of the sky. Osprey legend is that in 2014, while the birds were nesting at the historic Hayward Field, they dropped their lunch – which happened to be trout – on unsuspecting runners. It was at that point in time that the University had the nest moved across the street to its current location at Oregon Law. The Ospreys soon adapted, and within two weeks, they moved to their new nest. …More
Her job, as she now sees it, is to keep the door to the Public Health office open, until the American public is ready to be saved from itself. “There will come a time when their minds will be changed,” she said. “Once the reality hits them — when they see a friend of theirs die. Or someone young die. I don’t want them to feel confrontational. I want them to know I’ll be here for you. I’ll take your call even though you treated me like dirt.”
Just ordered: Love Your Enemies
Just read: Hayward Field: Legends and Legacy …Terrific!
Fitbit (7/1-7/31): 407,867 steps, 649 floors (6490′ elevation), 198.48 miles, 66,422 calories
The 2020 August OTC Newsletter here. …Includes our story, Milestones of Women’s Running in Oregon.
World Champion Donovan Brazier racing tonight and available for live viewing on You Tube. Read. …Note Brenda Martinez drove to Portland for the meet. That’s over a thousand miles. Minimum of 15 hours of driving. More like 20 hours for Don and his lady.