Wednesday, 10/10/18

Week That Was

Is it possible to be too flexible?

More on the 91 year old climber

Your kids hate your smartphone addiction …And it makes you stupid.

“A strong butt is the key to a happy life,” says Jordan Metzl, M.D.
…About hip flexibility. Here.

Justin Gallegos signs with Nike …More here

Tuesday, 10/9/18

91 year old breaks record… Story.

Meb, 43, obviously bored, is thinking… Story.

Don’t quit.

Don’t hate.

Dealing with age-related muscle loss

Growing up in the library

Revel in the frictive immediacy of running

Yesterday was our seventh wedding anniversary. Don got this. And read it in 24 hours. A gift from you-know-who, who previewed it in 24 hours, just to be sure it was ok. It’s terrific. …In seven days we will attend Tracktown Tuesday and hear from Foz.

Alberto Praises Mo

Monday, 10/8/18

Enjoy The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World . Weighs 7 pounds. Will grace your coffee table. …We’re friends with an old(ish) couple who want to visit every country. They’re about eight short.

How good is your doctor, hospital? Learn here.

Lazlo Tabori, Olympian and long time coach in Los Angeles, is buried next to his coach, Mihaly Igloi, in a cemetary in Hungary. Photo. Igloi coached Tabori in Hungary and Los Angeles along with Jim Beatty, first human to run a sub 4 indoor mile, and Olympic gold medalist Bob Schul, and our good friend Jacqueline Hansen with many female first ever, world records on the track and road.

Weekend, 10/6-7/18

Hey. Take a Hike. With people you love. Often.

Malcolm Gladwell and Alex Hutchinson explore the benefits of enduring pain. …they (elites) didn’t know whether they would be able to instruct their children in the joys of suffering.

Gwen Jorgensen Tries to Solve the Marathon

Jen A. Miller/NYT: Pre-Race Day Jitters And more.

Mo wins. Chicago Marathon results.

Joan Benoit Samuelson Talks Emotional Finish With Daughter …Joan, 61, finished in 3:12:13, while daughter Abby finished in 3:11:20. …BTW, the weather was lousy. Warm. Rain. Wind. …Even with that, Rupp was only 43 seconds off the American Record.

Friday, 10/5/18

“Sorry, but I won the Boston Marathon,” Yuki Kawauchi told his boss. “Is it possible to have another day off?” Must Read.

Alex Hutchinson: How dopey is ultramarathoning?

Learning from native people.

The Man Who Paddled a Kayak From Germany to Australia

Ken Goe has the inside story on Galen Rupp. …Inside because Salazar and Rupp will return his calls.

Thursday, 10/4/18

Cross Country is also…

We Slow as We Age, but May Not Need to Slow Too Much

Hayward Field rounds a corner

The Total Reinvention of Gwen Jorgensen

Will Galen Rupp beat the American Record in Chicago?

After security at Milwaukee airport. Here. Where you put yourself together again.

Wednesday, 10/3/18

Cross Country is…

Week That Was

Steve Magness: The Simple Principle of Training

Extreme Athleticism Is the New Midlife Crisis

Are You a Lawnmower Parent?

1 in 3 US adults eat fast food each day. More surprising, higher-income families ate fast food more often than lower-income families. The corollary is that lower-income families are smarter.

Tuesday, 10/2/18

As if you needed reasons. Coffee up!!!

And a flu shot. 80,000 Americans died of flu last winter.

Cross country is a metaphor for life

Alex Hutchinson urges us to paddle or row. …Before the treadmill, I warm up on a Concept-2. Nine minutes = mile.

Monday, 10/1/18

Why Is Jakob Ingebrigtsen So Good?

Brad Stulberg on fake strength

Weekend, 9/29-30/18

Jen A. Miller/NYT: What Not To Do. And more.

Who Lives and Who Dies After Climbing Accidents

Video: Free Solo with Alex Honnold

How should we judge appeals to identity

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

2018 Master’s University XC Invitational results

Track in the Forest: The Creation of a Legendary 1968 US Olympic Team

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

Every coach must know their 400 and mile time. ~Joe Vigil