Wednesday, 10/31/18

Alex Hutchinson: Don’t Think Too Hard About Your Running Form. …But there are some important caveats.

What about any over-the-counter supplements? …Beware self-medication.

On motivation. Maintaining Momentum.

Dear Running: I’ve Learned To Embrace Every Moment

On grit. Can Stephanie Bruce Seize Another Breakthrough Performance at the NYC Marathon?

‘The Arm’: A Story Of Anti-Soviet Protest From The 1980 Olympics

Tuesday, 10/30/18

Seth Totten runs a 2:14:28 at the Dublin Marathon, qualifying for the Olympic Trials. Read. …The new record for a Santa Clarita area runner, formerly held by Peter De La Cerda. Review. …Hat tip to Greg Beal.

Beyonce and Tom Brady, our usual sources on nutrition, say… But

About devil lives in our phones. Don’t miss the Comments.

the morning shakeout. Mario questions the new half marathon world record. The unknown was wearing the Vaporfly 4%. …A 4% improvement on my most recent 5K time would be 59 seconds, though still 34 seconds behind my age group rival. …There would be no joy in beating him if only because of the shoes.

Monday, 10/29/18

I have a library card and I’m not afraid to use it. More

“I am convinced the devil lives in our phones.”

Weekend, 10/27-28/18

I always thought it was pretty stupid to hire someone to tell you how to run. Who doesn’t know how to run? ~Gene Dykes, 70, now within 30 seconds of Ed Whitlock’s awesome world record. …Story

NYT: Who Says Allie Kieffer Isn’t Thin Enough to Run Marathons?

How Short Can the Intervals in Interval Training Get?

Friday, 10/26/18

From Mt. Shasta City, CA.

Yesterday No. 1 son and Don hiked Black Butte.Photo.Mt. Shasta in the background, the top obscured by clouds.

Motivation Posters For Ultrarunners

Don’t Worry About Exercising Too Much

Thursday, 10/25/18

Des Linden Won Boston After a Decade of Close Calls—But She’s Not Done Yet

Is That Science?

Wednesday, 10/24/18

Alex Hutchinson: How to Run Faster

Why Did the Flu Kill 80,000 Americans Last Year? Less than half of Americans get an annual flu shot.

Lonely Planet: The best places to travel in 2019

How a Sioux Boy Became a Man

Long-distance running poses a greater risk of gut damage than other endurance sports. Story. …Really?

If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you’re a one-eyed man in the kingdom of the blind. ~Kurt Vonnegut

Tuesday, 10/23/18

Jack Kerouac And The Irish Runners’ Pipeline To Villanova

On any given day in America, about one-third of adults will eat fast food. Story. …And the higher their income, the more likely they are to do so.

Cam Levins broke the Canadian national record for the marathon, 2:09:25, fueled by sweet tea. …Back in the day, 1960, swimmers and some runners swore by honey.

the morning shakeout

Supplements? Only about a quarter of Americans who take supplements are taking them at the recommendation of a physician.

20 sad running stories in only 3 words …Don: Racing hard downhill.

Goe on The Foz. Check out that statute. We will. Corvallis is an hour from Eugene.

Weekend, 10/20-21/18

Not exercising worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease

12 Authors Write About the Libraries They Love. …I’m guessing a study would prove readers live longer. And are happier. That’s me. It’s a sure bet I’m happier after a visit to the library, usually every other week, with 8-10 books checked out. …Why do women read more? …Got a relative about my age, witty, wealthy, graduate of a major university. Every time I see him, about every few years, he says aloud and in a group, “I don’t understand why you people read books.”

Smithsonian: Growing Up Surrounded by Books Could Have Powerful, Lasting Effect on the Mind

Icelanders bought 47% fewer books in 2017 than they did in 2010. Que pasa? …BTW, I want to go to Iceland.

Hug It Out

Dick Fosbury statue revealed.

Alex Hutchinson: The Most Valuable Training Data Is Surprisingly Simple

Jen A. Miller/NYT: Running

Michael Lewis on The Library Book. About the fire at the Central Library in Los Angeles. And more. If living in the area, you really must go there. Take the train! Walk the city. Lunch at the Biltmore. Drinks or dinner at the revolving restaurant, 34th floor, Westin Bonaventure. …In 1960, the Dems had their convention in Los Angeles, staying at the Biltmore. I went down there with a buddy, visiting the candidates’ proselytizing suites on the main floor, pretending we gave a damn. The Adlai Stevenson people were especially nutty, and strongly urged us to join them at the convention hall, Sports Arena, to scream for Adlai. We didn’t bite. Wish we had. That would have been a fun memory.

Friday, 10/19/18

Blind since 13… Conquering Mt. Everest, Against All Odds

Quinoa!

Excerpt: University of Nike

The End of the NCAA Illusion

Video: Tracktown Tuesday, 10/16/18 The whole show! Pay special attention to the interviews with champions Phyllis Francis and Dick Fosbury. …Statue of Foz to be unveiled today at Oregon State University. Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of winning the gold medal.

Really funny links from Semi-Rad. Another Justin Gallegos fanboy.