“I told my wife, on my tombstone, don’t put that I was a quarter-miler coach,” he said. “I was a track coach.” …Clyde Hart, 85, retiring from Baylor. …For distance racers, doesn’t it all start and end with quarter repeats? Don started in 1961.
Or 500s! A few years ago, at the South Eugene High track, the coach delivered the shocking news, 500s vice 400s. It was brutal. We were not prepared mentally and had trouble adjusting
About Gene Dykes, 71,the ‘Ultrageezer.’ His average pace at the Boston Marathon was 6 minutes and 49 seconds per mile.
Eat like an apex predator’s apex predator. Liver! …Childhood nightmare. Couldn’t leave the table without finishing it.
Jen A. Miller/NYT: How the Marathon Went Down. With great links.
Ken Goe: Why college baseball and softball matter and track does not
The sugar in fruit doesn’t make it bad for you
Week That Was
Why Do Americans Hate Bikes So Much?
Why women are outperforming men at the extremes of endurance. Read about Supermom Jasmin Paris
American Pot Pie chart …Now legal in Oregon, it seems like there is a pot store on every downtown corner. And a “homeless” tent.
The Truth About Dentistry
Some Colorado regents have begun to ask questions. “Football as played in America is a brutal 19th century sport that is highly destructive to the human brain,” Linda Shoemaker told fellow regents. “I don’t believe it has a place in the academic enterprise that is the University of Colorado.” …A Giant Laid Low by Too Many Blows to the Head
Doping: Drug testing methods stuck in the 1970s, says former WADA head
Joan Samuelson Wins Age-Graded Boston Marathon. …2018 Oregon Track Club Masters age-graded results. Roughly, 70.0% or higher is considered All American status.
Definitely another All American: Alex Honnold’s mom
The Lance Deal Q&A is done and will be available here (via link) in two weeks. Next up is Bettina Huber, current OTC Masters president, awesome volunteer, inherited. See here.