Posted by donmclean on 2016/9/24 11:25:07 (101 reads)

Canyons @ Golden West results.

West Ranch boys, Saugus girls on DyesStatCal videos

Five people leading vastly different lives about how and why they fit running into their busy schedules. Here.

Why Everyone Thinks They’re Doing All the Work. ...We don't believe or care how many miles you run. ...What was your time in your last race?

If all the kids in the world were to line up for a race, the average American child would finish in... 47th place. Too late to tell yours to go play outside, to wrestle away that gizmo? ...Who is not an addict to the screens?

Half of all teens will be involved in a car crash before graduating from high school. Read. ...About a quarter of all car crashes involve cell phone use, including those used hands-free. ...The life you save may be mine.

Foothill boys varsity in 12 seconds. ...Thanks, Fred Arnold.

More of that. 7 seconds. Thanks, Jeff Sherfey. We heard three WR racers wore that hat. All backwards, or what?

Canyon, Valencia @ Bell-Jeff results. Foothill teams in Red Division races.

Posted by donmclean on 2016/9/23 15:08:20 (129 reads)

Signal on Foothill #1.

Daily News story and photos here.

Mike Whitman has photos.

Lori Peterson/Hart has girls JV photos.

Mental toughness starts early. Study.

Bro has photos.

Stress May Counteract Effects of a Healthful Diet

Why muscle memory is (mostly) in your head

Wayne Lee has photos.

Unknown hiker claims A.T. record.

Unknown claims P.C.T. record.

Posted by donmclean on 2016/9/22 13:40:51 (206 reads)

Erik Boal/Signal has three stories on Foothill cross country. ...Erik is a real pro, and you're lucky to have him.

On 2,200 Mile Run, Eating Bacon, Candy & Ice Cream Is All OK.

So if you're running 47 miles a day... We used to hear a quote attributed to Bill Rodgers that junk food is OK if used to keep the engine running and racing hot...

Bill Rodgers, still running more than 50 years later

Alex Hutchinson: Training Your Breathing Muscles ...Additional reading. Here. And for the real deep dive into the subject... Here.

Brad/Steve: Performance, Patience, and Purpose

9 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ride Your Bike to Work. ...Or to the workout. Do you know anyone who does that?

Thanks,billionaires. Eliminating all diseases.

Wise up. Shut up.

Foothill #1 results.

Posted by donmclean on 2016/9/20 11:51:57 (29 reads)

Week That Was

the morning shakeout

Breaking news. California regulates cow farts

I Used to Be a Human Being. Don? You?

Good news for both West Ranch boys and girls. SS Rankings. Saugus girls remain #2 in D2.

Posted by donmclean on 2016/9/19 13:56:43 (129 reads)

Beer, Candy Fuel Appalachian Record. Amped with caffeine. With support crews.

Kids in the United Kingdom are spending less time outside than prisoners. Link. Ever see kids playing on your block?

High rate of lower back injuries reported in young athletes. Too much, too soon.

We Are All Confident Idiots.

Strength Tips from the NFL's Top Trainer. For my NFL readers.

Meb’s life, a story wrapped in red, white and blue

Q&A with Ritz


9/22 Foothill League #1, Central Park
9/23 Canyons @ Golden West Invite, Central Park (Huntington Beach)
9/24 Canyon @ Bell-Jeff, Griffith Park
9/30 Hart @ Palos Verdes Invitational
10/1 West Ranch, Canyon, Golden Valley @ Kenny Staub, Crescenta Valley Park
10/1 Master's @ The Master's Challenge, Central Park

Posted by donmclean on 2016/9/18 1:38:25 (288 reads)

Master's @ UC-Riverside results.

Woodbridge results.
In Varsity Girls Rated, West Ranch 4th, Hart 5th. In Boys Sweepstakes, West Ranch 5th. ...Cumulative team results.

Bro provides Ojai Invite photos. Results soon.

From the Don't Blame Don Department. A close lady confidant and adviser, surveyed the field at the Dellinger Invitational., and said: "I saw every woman in the race (85 started, 77 finished). Every one had long hair. Almost all had a pony tail. Two had hair in a bun. No one had bangs. And they were all skinny. ...Not so with the men. They were all over the board in hair and body sizes. ...Women are way-more social and conforming." ...Back off. That's what she said.

Devon Allen, our best hurdler, 5th at the Olympics, injures the other knee in a football game. Story. ...Comments. ...If it keeps him out of the NFL, maybe... Read.

1500 show up for Santa Clara River trash pick up. Story. ...Ever done that? Don's take. In our time on this earth, we've all done shameful, trashy things, and lotsa pay back is required. It's humbling and good for the soul. Writing a check, doing it for some community service credit/college entrance fluff is OK, but...

Dellinger Invite photos.

Can you get by with less sleep? Consider.

Team Sky and TUE

RX: Laugh a lot

Trash rights. About Sweeps of Homeless Camps When is unattended trash truly, constitutionally trash?

It had been decades since I’d flown over a pair of handlebars... Mountain biking on the longest, badass single track in the U.S.

About that gizmo in your hands while in the driver's seat. Video.

Flotrack has Dellinger Invite video.

Cross Country is also...

USATF 5K road championship results

Wayne Lee supplies West Ranch @ Woodbridge photos

Canyon, Valencia @ Ojai results.

Posted by donmclean on 2016/9/17 5:39:23 (148 reads)

Yesterday we attended the Bill Dellinger Invitational at the Springfield Country Club, hosted by the University of Oregon. Most of the schools were from Oregon.

Official results not yet posted. Unofficially, the UO women won and Portland State edged the UO men. UO rested some of their best, including Edward Cheserek and Michael Maton. They ran in the Kiddie K

Sidney Birmele, freshman from Saugus High School, now on the Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) team, was there, but I didn't realize it until after the race and saw her name in the program.

Quick impressions.

Those college runners are fast! Spectators are close, and you can almost feel the rush in the air.

If you ever get a chance, go for that race on a golf course. Perfect footing, with lots of ups and downs.

Classy people attend. No goofballs, drunks, etc. Everyone showed respect at the playing of the National Anthem.

Good sportsmanship, vibes all over.


Canyons @ SoCal Preview results.

Bill Dellinger Invite results. UO men won. Portland State ran tough. ...Story.

TUE system can be abused by athletes - Dr Richard McLaren

Don't miss. Read, power through tol the end. Your internal monologue during a workout determines success. ...It's always fascinating to watch near the finish, into the eyes (soul?) of the runners, those who have given up and those still eager to beat someone, get a better time. ...In my last race (which no one cares about 'cept me), though not in the slightest distress, I jogged it in. And just missed going sub 50 in my last 10K. Who knows, maybe that will be MY LAST 10K. ...It must drive a coach nuts to see that.

Mario Fraioli tweet: After stressing out about a load of stupid shit today, all it took was seeing a hearse pulling up to a church to put it all in perspective.

About resilience.

Can Fake Junk Food Truly Satisfy?

The corn maze will no longer be haunted. Now up for sale. Good venue for a xc race? Spectating would be a challenge. We live/our corn maze about three miles south, just off River Road.

4 rules for coaching your spouse

Fun fact. Bill Dellinger never lost a race in high school, college or as a post-collegian.

Posted by donmclean on 2016/9/16 12:29:10 (39 reads)

High school coaches say dealing with parents has never been worse

You're pathetic. How far fitness has fallen.

Russian Hackers Draw Attention to Drug-Use Exemptions for Athletes. ...More.

My Life as a Whole Foods Cashier

Moments at Elevation. A short film on the Leadville 100 miler. Low point, 9,200 feet; high point is Hope Pass, 12,600 feet. Long time ago, my friend Dave Park from Canyon Country was leading at 50 miles. Fell and broke his wrist. Finished third. Maybe the best ultra performance ever by a SCV athlete.

Nick Symmonds Wants to Be a Mountaineer

Runners Stop During Race Due To Lack Of Support

Posted by donmclean on 2016/9/15 12:08:39 (171 reads)

Week That Was

We're considering the Bill Dellinger Invitational. Ever watched/raced xc on a golf course? No, we haven't either.

Research lab helping runners 1 step at a time. Great, eh? But here's the thing. When injured, did you follow the directions of the M.D. or RPT, doing all the exercises? ...We're no different. That's why we're now in the fourth semester of pilates, one hour twice a week. And attend coached track workouts. We all need someone to keep us on task, and occasionally tell us we're stupid. ...There's a good running coach (not mine) in town who charges $65 a month. She laughs about how it's not about the workouts as much as making sure her customers are not running and racing too much, and that they're getting plenty of rest. Beware those who brag about their mileage. ...Curious fact. After the initial few pilates sessions, I'm the only male. With the track workout sessions. the females don't return, though the guys enjoy their company.

More about Sully. A retired American Airlines pilot friend loves the movie. Two things to know. The NTSB is not that nasty. And no other pilot could have done so well. At some point, probably while in the Air Force, Sully got trained in gliding. That's not taught to, required of airline pilots. Our friend admitted he and every pilot he knows would have killed some or all if required to land in the water. ...The movie is about courage and competance. ...Sully for President.

Great read. Alexander Hamilton. All 731 pages. Again, it's about courage and competence, hard work and willing to work with anyone .

Touching. McDonald’s worker retires after 32 years at the french fry station

Inspiring. Role model. Centurian ice skater and runner, Victoria Hodge.

Pro tip of the day from Sam Kendricks. ...And from Usain Bolt.

Are You That Guy Who Always Hikes (Bikes, Runs) Ahead of Your Friends?

How To Tell If You're A Jerk

Could the Summer Olympics Happen in Oregon?

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