Must read. The Wetmore Formula.
Erik Boal/DyeStatCAL: Boys State Top 10 By Grade. Includes Brian Zabiski (5th Senior) and Ryan Tate (9th Junior).
Q&A with Jenny Barringer Simpson.
We're awesome. But how do we match up with our age grade competition? Men. And women. ...The Oregon Track Club Masters grades us even more precisely with the WMA calculator. Our current standings. 75.00% is considered All-American. Note Don's age competition is David Elliott with an 85.36%. ...There's always someone out there to humble us. ...Coming up is the Nick Symmonds 800. OCTM hopes to come up with some team competition.
10 One-Star Yelp Reviews of Majestic National Parks
Our choice for the design of Castaic High School, assuming SCV will be as built out by the time it's delivered.
Run Like A Girl in skirts and skorts.
Bricklayer Bill's Ultramarathon of a Life
Favorite books in September
Gates of Fire
The Secret History
The Little Friend
The Return of the Dancing Master
Phirst class program has 943 photos. Saugus XC Fundraiser comes through. Thanks!
Brando updates Foothill rankings. It's Saugus in a landslide.
New York Times: The Bro Hug.
Why cross country is more than runners going from Point A to Point B. Story. Best sport on earth.
Roger Robinson and Kathryn Switzer: Love Story.
Roger Robinson on Volunteer Spirit.
Sports Doc says regular use of OTC pain pills is probably not a good idea. Link. Listen to your body.
Kimetto now has the world record and three major marathon wins. But he has never beaten Meb Keflezighi. Meb always wins. That and 25 other Berlin thoughts on The Monday Morning Run.
With Dennis Kimetto's marathon world record on Sunday, it's provided further evidence for what we've long suspected: it's never been a better time to be an old man runner. More.
Per Erik Boal/ DyeStatCAL, Ortega best senior, Castillo best freshman in CA. Link. Boys rankings pending. Zabilski, Sterkel and Velarde look good for top 10 in their grades. Kaylee Thompson is having an outstanding year (3rd at F1), and perhaps belongs in the top 10 sophs.
PrepCalTrack updated CIF-SS rankings.
Dennis Kimetto goes 2:02:57 at Berlin. Story.
Shalane gets third, and no American Record. Story.
Bell Jeff results. Canyon boys varsity 2nd, girls 3rd. Canyon girls f/s win. Bro has photos.
Saugus girls in post race video.
Runner struck by vehicle on Old Orchard. Story.
A good one for you helmet heads. Cycling's Greatest Hour.
We applaud Eugene for dreaming big even if we donít think they should be selected for Worlds in 2019. Vin Lananna gets sh** done. ~LetsRun
Boo LetsRun. We had a friendly exchange with a LetsRun staffer, who opined, I think it would be cool for Eugene to host, but it's just hard to see the biggest sporting event of the year in 2019 being awarded to rinky dink Eugene. (Recall Lauren Fleshman's "Why do I live in this God forsaken rain-soaked shit hole?!") But here's the deal. Qatar is a horrible country and doesn't know/care sh** about track. Simply, you will never experience and thrill over track like you will at Hayward Field. The world needs to see that. And it's good for the U.S. See here.
Kimetto/Berlin video here.
Paavo writes: Both the Roy Griak boys and girls race videos are available (for free!) on Flotrack. Quality is not great and they tend to be mostly on the leader, which means Sam in the girls race. Boys. And girls.
Dan Agnew/Signal: Saugus girls cross country wins Roy Griak Invite in Minnesota. Mighty impressive, after some recent tough meets, flying a-cross country to kick ass in the national champ's back yard.
Gotcha way-better Griak boys video.
Renato Canova sees a sub-2 marathon. Link.
Saugus races Saturday at the Roy Griak Invitational in Minnesota. Samantha Ortega and Sabrina Janes on video interview.
Daily Relay considers The Weekend's Best Matchups.
Breaking news from 2009. Fast Abs. Mmmh, with all my farmer chores and naps, I've missed doing some of that. But not drills.
New York Times: Locker Room Cultivates a Reluctance to Criticize. Players, coaches, league, school administrators, sponsors, fans... Like Sgt. Schultz
Real Clear Science: How To Spread Misinformation.
Canyon races today at Bell-Jeff.
Chuckles ahead: Cal will change athletes' admission standards
Roy Griak results -boys and girls. Cheers for the Centurians!
Canyon boys and girls both reaped trophies at Bell Jeff. Results not yet available, though we heard Canyon boys got 2nd. As it happens, Bob Binnie was there to photo Chaminade, but (scooping Bro and McClain) also got some Cowboy pix. ...More Bell-Jeff here and Chaminade here.
Canyons men 1st, women 3rd at the Golden West Central Park Classic. Results. We're impressed!
Did any SCV team stumble? Guess not.
Interview with Coach Paragas video.
Joseph Tan has Foothill #1 photos. With this collection, Bob Binnie notes, "sixth man" Tan breaks the tie and nails down WR's No. 1 ranking. ...Could there be any other league with such excellent and bountiful photography? Doubtful. ...Why is it always guy photographers? DD has been posting collections for a decade, but not once have we had any from the ladies.
Competitor: 10 Healthy Habits of (Insanely) Passionate Runners
10 reasons to run through perimenopause. Link. Who knew?
Brando has Five Quick Thoughts.
Beware the terrorist jogger.
Consider Doha's bid for the 2019 World Championships. Our world traveling friends (158 countries to date) say Qatar can be described in one word -bizarre. Definitely not tolerant to non Sharia believers, gays, showing skin. Funds Hamas. More. With September temps around 100 degrees, how will that work for the marathon? Can't a/c that. Will the women's marathon be open to the public, and outside the five-star ghetto, with skimpy attire allowed? The world boycotted South Africa over its apartheid policies. Why not the equally noxious Qatar? ...An informed source, who probably has Vin on speed dial, writes: The Eugene people think Barcelona is a bigger threat.
Runner's World: 10 Things We Learned From Deena Kastor Over Lunch at Our Place
Photos from the Mustang Challenge.
Sports Illustrated: Top Exits in Sports. Shockingly, two were in track & field. Herb Elliot was my first running hero. And Bob Hayes was awesome, back when and always. Check this Hayes 4X100 video.
Mike Whitman has Foothill#1 photos.
New York Times: The Woman Who Walked 10,000 Miles (No Exaggeration) in Three Years
Why is Great Oak great? Thread.
Esquire: U. S. Forest Service to require permit to take photos in phorest.
Blind kid barred from cross country competition Later, school decides to allow it.
The Atlantic: The Corrupt Bargain Between Politicians and the NFL
It's official, Eugene bids for the 2019 IAAF World Outdoor Championships. Story.
Jim McClain has Foothill#1 photos. Canyon threatens WR for best site/photo rankings.
Dan Agnew/Signal: West Ranch boys stun Saugus in Foothill League No. 1
Daily News on Foothill #1
Erik Boal/DyeStatCAL: West Ranch boys prevail on 6th runner over short-handed Saugus; Castillo shines in Foothill League debut for Centurions
Bob Binnie has photos.
Alan Garcia has photos.
Christopher Go has photos.
LetsRun: The Week That Was
Is running bad for your teeth? Link.
Don't miss: Searching For Laura Thweatt
WSJ: Gear to Help Runners Diagnose Form and Gait
4 Lessons in Manliness from Louis Zamperini
Paul Broneer has photos.
Does Al Sal care about form?
Hart has a site and photos. Awight! Indian love. ...Updated site/photo rankings: 1. West Ranch. 2) Canyon. 3) Valencia (no site, but the always reliable Alan Garcia). 4. Hart.
Running Times rankings: Girls ...and Boys
Karis Frankian Earns NAIA Weekly Honors
Foothill #1 results. WR and Saugus boys varsity tie, but WR's 6th beats Saugus' 6th, and so WR wins, I guess. Kudos to the Wildcats. Saugus didn't have Zabilski and Serrano in the mix, Paragas resting two of their three best. But a win is a win, for sure. Cheers for Coach Welker.
Easy win for the Saugus girls, but unexpectedly close for WR against Canyon.
Hollers for varsity frosh. Mariah Castillo 1st, Timothy Sterkell 9th, and Jacob Velarde 11th.
No results yet on the team photography competition. Awaiting your pix. So are the kids on your favorite team.
Big shout out for Alan Bingham for the fast and accurate results. This should be your standard for a good event.
Dan Agnew/Signal: Foothill preview.
Dan Agnew on Zabilski, Serrano, and Tate.
Mike Crawford/Signal: SCV runners shine as Mustangs
Erik Boal/Daily News: Saugus runs to a pair of third-place finishes at Woodbridge Classic
Foothill #1 results will be found here.
Brianne Theisen-Eaton: Change.
Amby: Remembering John J. Kelley: An Inspiration to Many
Saugus boys #4 says DyeStatCAL
Wall Street Journal: Gait Analysis: The Serious Runner's Salvation. ...Our look at this video.
Christopher Go was at the Storm meet at Pierce College. Photos here. Go adds, Great program Alan Bingham has going...