Wednesday, 2/13/19

Week That Was

Sports Drinks Are Overhyped. But They Work. Though sugared water might work just as well.

More Alex. Ice baths, cryosaunas, sleep trackers: If it feels good, should you do it?

What is right is more important than who is right. ~John Wooden

Major study indicates smoking pot in your teens is linked to depression in later life. Pot is legal in Oregon. In Eugene there are probably more pot stores than gas stations.

Tuesday, 2/12/19

the morning shakeout

Coffee is not addictive. …After 55 years, I stopped a month ago. No problem. Decaf only.

News you can use!!! Ken Goe/Oregonian is back with his almost daily track & field story and links. Here.

Cool video at the end of a OTC 5K race. Here.

Monday, 2/11/19

Why is doping in the NFL viewed as less important than in Olympic sport

Business bullshit

Weekend, 2/9-10/19

USATF Board’s Motives Questioned In Lananna Case

Jen A. Miller/NYT: Running and naughty eating. And lots more.

Kejelcha Misses Breaking Mile World Record By .01 Of A Second. Video. …Looks like he coasted in the last 5 yards.

The exercise “recovery” industry is largely bogus

Friday, 2/8/19

Cheserek’s Long Path To US Citizenship. …Actually, when Ches amps it up, his arm carriage is horrible, so says Vin Lananna. …Fast forward to last lap here.

Why the Bowerman Track Club Is the Best in the Nation. …Just a handful of miles away from Salazar’s group. Both clubs are funded by Nike.

The Psychological Appeal of Snake Oil

Thursday, 2/7/19

Dathan Ritzenheim: Finding Your Pack Is The Key To Your Running Goals

Caffeine is not addictive. …After 50 years, I switched to decaf. And survived.

Cool video: The Omelette Guy

Trail running after 50: from tragedy to trails

Interview with Steve Casimiro, founder and editor of Adventure Journal

Wednesday, 2/6/19

Toughest runner ever!

Week That Was

Amby Burfoot interviews Christie Aschwanden on the Science Behind Recovery

Details on How a Man Killed a Mountain Lion with His Bare Hands

Steve Magness: What You Say Matters: How The Post-Race Debrief Influences Performance. …Does/did your coach give you any feedback?

Podcast with Malcolm Gladwell

Coming attaction: 112th NYRR Millrose Games. On the tube in Eugene on Saturday, NBC channel 3, 1:30 PM. …There are no no prominent indoor track meets in Oregon (though one of the best I ever saw was in Portland, the World Indoor Championships) or Los Angeles. As to the latter, the Times Indoor and the Sunkist were the two major indoor meets at the Sports Arena.
Was present on 2/10/62 to witness Jim Beatty become the first human to go sub four indoors. Video.

‘Pain is Weakness Leaving the Body’ and Other Lies I’ve Been Told: A Reading List on Mental Health and Sport

Tuesday, 2/5/19

Snow in Eugene. Maybe a half inch. Lovely.

the morning shakeout

You Don’t Need Sports Drinks To Stay Hydrated

How Candy (Energy?) Bars Became America’s Favorite Snack Food

Gym Class Trauma. Picked last. Getting naked. Showers. …Nah, I liked it.

Monday, 2/4/19

The Greatest Tool for Recovery Might Be Common Sense

Tom Brady Is Drowning In His Own Pseudoscience …Sez the author of Good to Go.

The White Flight From Football

Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman shouldn’t even have been playing in the game

Toxic coaching. Most often seen in football and basketball. Ever heard of such in track & field? I haven’t.

The latest Fast Women newsletter

Weekend, 2/2-3/19

Jen A. Miller/NYT: Run-spiration. And a whole lot more. NYT is a great newspaper. But there is limited access without a subscription. Try a trial, quite cheap subscription. If you like it, get a regular subscription with complete access and the Sunday Times delivered on your doorstep for $20 per month. Hint. Bargain for your best deal.

Beet juice news

Why We’ll Look Back at Our Smartphones Like Cigarettes

Why PE Fails… Hey, take a hike around your neighborhood. There are no kids out playing, riding bikes, etc. Kids today are raised to be inert.

Heart and Humor: Eugene, where great athletes are just like the rest of us