Posted by donmclean on 2017/6/24 15:00:22 (85 reads)

Amby Burfoot at Dipsea.

Consider On The Edge.

The 5000 finals last night were terrific. Read. ...Sorry. We really do need to do those 400 intervals on the track.

Happy Birthday Ambrose Bierce

6 Big Things Today in Sacramento ...On NBC at 1 P.M. in Eugene. Might be different in your area.

Good photos and links thanks to Ken Goe/Oregonian.

Alex Hutchinson: Self-Talk Your Way to A Better 5K

Women’s college athletes don’t need another coddling parent; they need a coach

Eating Disorders More Common Than You Think. Men and women.

Learn How to Run Downhill

NYT: Men Can Be So Hormonal

July 6-Aug. 17: 44th Annual Cross Country Summer Series

What Kenyan distance runners can teach us about achievement. ...When/how often was your Beast? All-out and public mile? Two-three hour hard ascent at elevation? ...Or is this just male bs?

6 Big Things Today in Sacramento


Posted by donmclean on 2017/6/23 5:28:57 (46 reads)

USA Outdoor Champs (USAs) results.

If not in person and subject to heat prostration, here's how you can watch.

Rupp cooked, fifth in the 10K. Stories here and here.

Fitness vs. Exercise: Which Matters More?

Steve/Brad: If You Want to Get Better, Focus on What Really Matters

David Brooks: Mis-Educating the Young

NYT: ‘Bizarre and Unusual’: Readers Respond to Helicopter Parenting ...Mostly, my parents stopped giving me orders, advice, or help after high school. Very wise. I survived.

Out of High School, Into Real Life

To stave off dementia/going crazy: train your brain, keep your blood pressure under control and stay active.

USAs tonight's on NBCSN beginning at 7:30 p.m. PDT.

Kirby Lee has Day 1 photos. ...More from the Sacramento Bee.

Kathrine Switzer’s Advice on Staying Fit at 70—and Beyond

Donald Trump: I Love L.A.

Brad Stulberg: Sustaining a Lifetime Passion for Your Sport.



Posted by donmclean on 2017/6/21 13:51:16 (15 reads)

Summer solstice stuff

How Much Exercise Keeps Your Cells Young?

Q&A with Steve Magness

You Still Need Your Brain

NYT: When Helicopter Parents Hover Even at Work

NYT: To Train an Athlete, Add 12 Minutes of Meditation to the Daily Mix

Ken Goe writes, When Galen Rupp attempts to win his ninth consecutive USATF men's 10,000-meter title on Thursday, the gun will go off at 1:09 a.m. EDT. ...That is no way to grow a sport. ...More.


Posted by donmclean on 2017/6/20 14:37:05 (30 reads)

the morning shakeout

Seb Coe: Bullying is wrong, but tough love is essential to reach the top

NYT: Who Really Needs to Be Gluten-Free?

Brad Stulberg: The Growth Equation: Stress + Rest = Growth

Let's run The Red Bull 400. We all need an annual physical and gut check. Serious runners benefit from training for, doing, and disclosing outcomes in an 800 or mile, trail or uphill race. Let's confront and conquer our fears.

Week That Was

U.S. Marathons and Halfs Report Reveals Participation is Declining


Posted by donmclean on 2017/6/19 14:29:10 (40 reads)

19-Year-Olds As Sedentary As 60-Year-Olds

Books that seize imaginations and rattle sedentary lives

9th grade girl breaks national high jump record. Story.

Male athletes and eating disorders. Some good links follow the lengthy interview.

Avatar Parents and Their Kid Athletes

Video. Suddenly in your lap. Rattlesnake!

Chemotherapy, then the U.S. Championships for Gabriele Grunewald

Temps in Sacto during USAs:

Thursday Sunny and hot, with a high near 108.
Friday Sunny and hot, with a high near 102.
Saturday Sunny and hot, with a high near 101.
Sunday Sunny and hot, with a high near 97.

How High-Intensity Workouts Keep You Young


Posted by donmclean on 2017/6/17 11:52:36 (132 reads)

Austin O'Neil wins at Stumptown but doesn't get the USAs 8:40 qualifier. Results.

‘A Body Built on Pain’ – The Training of Herb Elliott. Though not a runner, I got the book c. 1960. Lost it. Got a replacement from Gene Blankenship. And sleep next to it (OK, three feet away) every night.

Mistakes Runners Make When Buying Running Shoes

Where in the United States is nature most likely to kill you? ...“California kind of has it all.”

The Pacific Crest Trail Is Super Dangerous This Year. But only in California.

A Cyclist Writes His Own Obituary. ...Killed on Olympic Blvd. in Los Angeles.

Break-rest OK.

Sugar detox? Sugar makes us "fat, old, and ugly," says one nutritionist.

Coaching the skinnies. Why Runners Need to Lift

NYT: Morning Walks With My son. Do you know any kids, runners who walk to school?

Why can't you run on the rich, tax privileged golf courses in Los Angeles? Listen to Malcolm Gladwell's A Good Walk Spoiled

Runner/cyclist searches for pilot father on the Ho Chi Minh Trail. ...Yesterday I was hiking in the Cascades with a buddy and our wives.. Buddy has a rebel teacher buddy who never quite fit into the public education system in Oregon, and now teaches math at a private school in Viet Nam. Has a girl friend in Thailand. Spends a month of his summer vacation in Eugene. Has dual U.S-Viet Nam citizenship. What a world.

Toni Reavis: Does Track Really Need To "Think Differently"?

Steve Magness: Why Bad Races Hurt the Worst


Posted by donmclean on 2017/6/16 11:58:45 (52 reads)

Q&A with Leah Pappajohn on the first naked ascent of El Capitan. ...More

Almost as exciting. City of Santa Clarita dedicates Newhall Pass open space/trail. Where does it start/end? How long? Who has the FKT?

Week That Was

Steve Matsuda photos: Runs and Hikes in Santa Clarita

NYT: Track’s Most Resilient/Suspect Record in Danger

50 years ago. Jim Ryan's run for the ages.

Steve and Brad: zzz's in the P.M.

Amazon Gobbles Whole Foods

Be Careful! It's dangerous out there. Inside too.


Posted by donmclean on 2017/6/15 12:54:58 (66 reads)

Mastering Your Craft

Tips from the guys who climbed Everest with no oxygen. ...And no sugar.

Oh-oh. Even moderate drinking could harm the brain

USAs Status of Entries. Chris Low in the 800. Austin O'Neil hasn't qualified (yet).

Maine runner drowns rabid raccoon...



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