Nicholas Kristof and daughter on the PCT. Six Years, Four Sore Feet, 2,650 Miles
Jen A. Miller/NYT: Running While Female. And more.
On Friday we posted a piece from Steve and Brad recommending Junger’s Tribe and Braving the Wilderness. We’d already enjoyed Tribe. Now ditto on the latter. …How smugly self satisfied can we be?
The Wizard of Foz …The story of Dick Fosbury.
Welch begins his chapters with the greatest collection of stirring epigrams I’ve ever found in a single work. That means it is a history filled with the suffering of pursuing a new idea in a world fanatically ready to doubt. It is about the power of invention, and the need for wisdom in teachers confronted by that invention. Fosbury and our society have needed decades to be able to fully tell or accept Dick’s story. Now it is done, and Welch does magnificent justice to it all. ~Kenny Moore
Jane Brody on countering muscle loss.
Harvard Business Review: 4 Strategies for Overcoming Distraction. Too busy or just inefficient?
Liz Applegate: The 15 Best Foods For Runners
An Ode to Being Old. Less stressed, likely happier.
Brad and Steve: Community and Belonging
What if I told you there was a Netflix for books, audiobooks and ebooks…only it was free? Best deal on the planet: The public Library. ~Steve Magness
American Pie. In China.
…they found that people expended more total energy — meaning they burned more calories — on days when they exercised than days when they did not. But not by much. In fact, their total daily expenditure was increased by only about half as much as would have been expected, given the number of calories they were burning during exercise, because they moved less in other ways on those days. Read
“I don’t shop at Walmart.” How often do you hear that? Several days ago a group of us started a bike ride at a trail head next to a Walmart. It seemed like every rider had to make sure we understood they never shopped at Walmart. Even to use the potty. …Just for the deplorables?
Coming up on NBCSN. On Thursday, Zurich Diamond League, 11 AM, PDT. On Friday, Brussels Diamond League, 11 AM, PDT.
Hate to break the news, but no travelling with IV infusion providers.
How to Wear AirPods and Not Look Like an Idiot. …Nah, doesn’t work. You look like a doofus, as if talking to yourself, on another planet.
For all that football revealed to me about my own strengths and weaknesses, it revealed not a bit more than jogging to a nearby college running track on a dusky, cold fall evening and running a set of six 800-meters repeats with a 400-meter jog in between. Alone. You finish that workout and afterward, you feel mighty damn tough. Every bit as tough as after rising from a kill shot in the secondary. ~Tim Layden, It’s Time We Realize Football Is a Little Less Important
Alex Hutchinson: How Heat Therapy Could Boost Your Performance
Jen A. Miller/NYT: When Everything Goes Right …More
On Sunday we cycled 22 miles on the Row River Trail. It’s about 15 miles south of Eugene. …Stumbled on this video on the Santa Ana River Trail. 55 years ago I lived nearby and ran on it, then private and pristine.
Nike Announces the Vaporfly 4% Flyknit, Updating Its Speed-Racing Shoe …So you get the shoe and in your next race you improve your best by 4%. Can you, should you be proud about that?
Video: An Ode to Muir Trailer
The Athletic Acrobatics of Sepak Takraw …Check it out on You Tube.
Layne V. Witherell: Wines In A Can …Layne was in my Navy boot camp company in 1966. Both born on 3/20/45 in Los Angeles. Like Don, he was one of the “pukes from Los Angeles,” according to our company commander. Best man at my wedding in 1975. Good guy.