Monday, 4/15/19

Ryan Hall’s marathon PR (2:04:58) was set at the 2011 Boston Marathon. Sara Hall is among the elites in today’s Boston Marathon. Some day we will be watching Hana Hall. …Update. Sara Hall was 15th.

Weekend, 4/13-14/19

London marathon runners to be given edible water bottles

Running Made Us Human: How We Evolved to Run Marathons

Could a woman walk around the world today?

Jen A. Miller/NYT: Pre-Gaming for the Boston Marathon. With other great links.

At age 17, Bonnie Richardson won the Texas state track team championship all by herself. Then she did it again. The Power of One

Yep, we’re tough, but this tough?

Just released. 10 minute film on You Tube. ELIUD

Friday, 4/12/19

I Don’t Care. I Love My Phone.

Sarah Sellers and the Craziest Schedule in Running …Another Sarah Sellers story.

The nutrition study the $30B supplement industry doesn’t want you to see.

How Do Drivers Not See That They’re the Worst?

Brad Stulberg on the cult of bro science.

The goal was to visit all 61 National Parks with Ruby, their daughter with Down Syndrome. Video.

Why Do People Love to Hate Steven Pinker?

Alex Hutchinson on how to maximize the caffeine advantage. If there is one.

Thursday, 4/11/19

Breakfast yesterday with Lance Deal, Olympic silver medalist, American record holder in the hammer for the past 22 years. We’re working on a Q&A. Fun guy.

NYT: Sitting for More Than 13 Hours a Day May Sabotage the Benefits of Exercise

About your energy/candy bar. Here. Not real food.

How the Boston Marathon Messes With Runners to Slow Them Down

John Burroughs: The Art of Seeing Things

Wednesday, 4/10/19

Stulberg/Magness: Shalane Flanagan and the Power of Going All In. An excerpt from The Passion Paradox.

Are You Overdosing on Caffeine?

How Adventure Athletes Deal With Fear

The Case for Nothing

Tuesday, 4/9/19

How to Write Email with Military Precision

Dietary supplements do not help you live longer…

Monday, 4/8/19

OTC Elite heads to Flagstaff for altitude training. Apparently, they live high and train high.

Another view is to Live High, Train Low. …Galen Rupp, in Portland, sleeps high (in a thin oxygen tent) and trains low.

LAT: The bizarre story of the L.A. dad who exposed the college admissions scandal

Weekend, 4/6-7/19

We’re staying at the Prospect Hotel. Crater Lake is buried in snow (110 inches), but the plan is to go up there anyway and snowshoe as best and as close as we can.

What Gives With So Many Hard Scientists Being Hard-Core Endurance Runners?

Jen A. Miller/NYT: Getting That Elusive B.Q. And other great links. …Just renewed my subscription for another 6 months at the bargain rate (likely available to you) of $5.01 per week. That includes complete computer access and delivery of the mammoth paper Sunday edition within two feet of your front door.

Yet another problem for crisis-prone USATF

Because of recent snow at Crater Lake, and with vehicles unable to access, our ranger-led trek on snowshoes looped around the side of the mountain at elevations in excess of 6500 feet. We were tramping for 2.5 hours on snow in excess of 11 feet. Glorious! …Fun fact. If we gave every person living today an equal share of the water in Crater Lake, we would all get 660 gallons.

Age is no barrier: meet the world’s oldest top athletes

Friday, 4/5/19

Would life be better without alcohol?

And healthier?

About the parents indicted in the college admission scandal. They Had it Coming Read the whole thing. It’s like a Tom Wolfe novel.

How to Become Great at Just About Anything

Every decision my kids made me make in one day

Thursday, 4/4/19

NYT: The Heart of a Swimmer vs. the Heart of a Runner

Are sports drinks sending us to an early grave?

One in five people are eating themselves to an early death: Global study

Please just go outside and play. Why Even a Little Nature Is Good for Your Brain

In a few days we will do a ranger-guided snowshoe walk at Crater Lake. And maybe some cross country skiing.

Just finished Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President. James Garfield was two when his father died on a small Ohio farm, leaving behind a wife and four children. James only got several years of schooling. He was an innovative general in the Civil War. As a U.S. Senator, he went to the 1880 Republican convention pledged to John Sherman, the Ohio governor. In a deadlocked convention, the tide shifted to Garfield and awarded him the nomination he didn’t seek or want, family and farming being his true love… Excerpt. …Also recommended: Millard’s The River of Doubt.