The Nike Vaporfly 4% May Make You Faster. But I Don’t Have to Like That
Instead. Pig Yoga
7:56:84 last night in the Jogger’s Mile at Lane Community College. …The movie. …Old guy in the yellow shirt.
Jen A. Miller/NYT: The Humor in Running
…the average American takes in about 80 grams of added sugar daily, the equivalent of 20 teaspoons! More
Shelby Houlihan shatters 5,000m American record. More. Complete Belgium results.
Courtney Frerichs breaks American steeplechase record at Monaco Diamond League. More. Complete Monaco results.
National Geographic: While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey
COC #3 results.
the morning shakeout. …Don’t miss Joe Vigil’s The Anatomy of a Medal. …We met Vigil on a plane, Eugene to Salt Lake City. Friendly, chatty guy.
Ben Thomas is the new UO distance coach.
Do maximal shoes raise risk of injury?
Cheap watch gets rave reviews.
Please Don’t Take Prescription Drug Advice from Kim Kardashian. Or a smart friend. Your PCP is probably the only person who has the knowledge (extensive medical file).
Glenn Crabtree writes, “His (Vigil’s) team is the ONLY one to score a PERFECT score 1-5 in a national championship Cross Country Race.”
I am fearless, and therefore powerful. ~Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Today we will be at the Oregon Country Fair. With green hair. In 95 degree weather.
Take a Walk in the Woods. Doctor’s Orders.
Running After a Heart Attack. …Craig Godwin, our friend in Santa Clarita and now in Eugene, had a heart attack due to stress and overwork. Last year he set three American age group records in one race.
Become a Faster Runner With Strides
Ignore Calories and BMI
Here’s What It Takes to Hike the John Muir Trail. …Have a good BMI, says Alex Hutchinson.
Are Kilian Jornet’s Speed Records Too Good to Be True? …At five foot six and 128 pounds. Good BMI.
Video: Top Trails – Eugene, OR I love the Ridgeline Trail and Spencer Butte.
Finished Jacqueline Hansen’s A Long Time Coming. It’s terrific. Especially interesting on being a (the?) pioneer woman, training with Lazlo Tabori (and how much fast stuff they did in training), and the tough politics of getting women’s distance running beyond 800 meters. …Hansen was born in 1948, while Don was born in 1945. In our high school days, the idea of women competing in high school distance running was inconceivable.
Jacqueline Hansen on Lazlo Tabori. More Than a Coach. …Hansen won Boston and set marathon world records in 1974 and 1975 (Nike-OTC Marathon, Eugene). …About 30 years ago, when Don was the editor of the Santa Clarita Runners newsletter, she gave us a terrific Q&A. …Order her book here. …Don did.
Her book tells the story of a true pioneer, who has lived the history of our sport and has helped make possible all that we women runners do today. ~Joan Benoit Sammuelson
How do cyclists physically survive the Tour de France?
Is it Fair for Runners to Compete in Prototypes?
The Power of Positive People
Keep Oslo Weird. …We love weird, a major reason why we love Eugene.
Steve Magness: Every once in a while we need to see god.
Diets don’t work.
As mentioned previously, Don took a Sunday tumble on the PCT. Today we start a weekly class, Tai Chi for Balance. Description: Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese form of exercise. It’s slow, graceful, rhythmic movements combined with natural breathing is invigorating and improves health. Tai Chi is great for improving balance and preventing falls. This class is designed for those with no Tai Chi experience.
Spitting? No, carb rinsing.