Notwithstanding advances in medicine and income, life expectancy continues to decline. Don’t dope.
L.A. City Hall is the pits
Old white guys killing themselves. All-American Despair
Saving Soldier’s Field Track
“Track Town USA is a branding exercise by Nike,” says Peter Thompson, former IAAF official. “It doesn’t exist anymore.” More. Read the Comments.
You Don’t Need to Walk 10,000 Steps
Is Our Obsession With Health Data Making Us Crazy?
Just say no
100 Books All Runners and Track Fans Should Read
A few more for the list:
The Herb Elliott Story as told to Alan Trengove (Don’s first running book)
Anything by Percy Cerutty and Arthur Lydiard (who hated each other)
Train Hard, Win Easy: The Kenyan Way by Toby Tanser
The Lonely Breed by Ron Clarke and Norman Harris
Running in Literature by Roger Robinson
TrackTown, USA by Kenny Moore
The Runner’s Literary Companion edited by Garth Battista
Running Tough by Michael Sandrock
14 Minutes by Alberto Salazar
Twin Tracks: The Autobiography by Roger Bannister
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
Never Missed by Mark Covert
The Prelog by Linda Prefonaine
Rome 1960 by David Maraniss
Do you really need 10,000 steps per day? …Do you really need to watch a screen 12 hours a day?
Rudy Chapa on The Spirit and Magic of Hayward Field
Are we traveling too much?
Running Into Obsession: The Church of Arthur Lydiard
Was walking south this morning at 10:30 AM on on the river trail. Going north were six University of Oregon ladies, running quite fast (and talking), including Jessica Hull, ranked No. 1 in 1500 for the upcoming the NCAA D-1 championships.
Just finished Bernd Heinrich’s The Snoring Bird. Fascinating and well done on so many levels. …We also like Why We Run and Racing the Antelope: What Animals Can Teach Us About Running and Life
Now reading Johnny Appleseed: The Man, the Myth, the American Story. What a character! A bit of a hippie. Wore cast-off rags, a tin pot for a hat, often bare foot. Spent a lot of time in Mansfield, OH, 11 miles from the farm where my mom was raised. She taught in Mansfield before coming to California.
Yikes! The Books of College Libraries Are Turning Into Wallpaper
The Searchers might not be John Wayne’s best movie. Check out Red River.
Yikes again. We all know that families should eat together, but…
Lessons From the Great Antioxidant Lie …Guru Ken Cooper’s Antioxident Revolution got me on the daily “antioxident cocktail” for about a year. A fool, to be sure.