Signal story on CIF-SS Finals.
Runnerspace has SS Finals video. Compliments and thanks to Runnerspace for its coverage. You have to love Sabrina's gutsy race.
Must see Shanghai men's 1500 video. Krazy Kiprop kick.
The fight against doping cheats in sports could reach breaking point if more funds are not provided to finance testing programs. Link.
Mary Cain: I'm an epic nerd
Isamu Murakami: D2 girls 800 pix
Alan Garcia, a champion Foothill photog, has some super SS Finals pix. Now fixed. Perchance you're wondering how Alan scored an infield pass? He didn't. All was achieved behind the usual track fencing. Now that's especially noteworthy, and probably indicative of some innovative positioning and powerful lenses. Well done, Alan!
We're still following Reggie Ferraz/The SCV Athlete. Link. Good stuff.
The Master's prepares for the NAIA Championships later this week in JimmyChitwood, Indiana. Story.
LetsRun tells us all about Mary, Mo, etc. the Oxy High Performance Meet.
Track & Field News: Cain The Best U.S. Junior Ever By A Large Margin
Mary Cain post-race interview
The Signal profiles Golden Valley's Azaria Hill. ...Update. Azaria Hill got 4th in the 100.
Eric Boal/Daily News believes the Golden Valley girls have a shot at the D2 state championship. Link.
Runnerspace has the CIF-SS Finals on live webcast. Running events start at 1 p.m.
He's Just A Little Boy
Shanghai Diamond League Results
Are Mary and Alberto happy? Video.
Lauren Fleshman: How I'm Doing, Really
Antibiotics May Relieve Back Pain Symptoms. What would your PCP say?
CIF-SS Finals results.
Update. In the D2 800, Sabrina James get 5th, and that after falling to the track (I think). In the D1 race, Pear was 4th and Magasarilli 8th. Pierce Miller 7th in D1.
In D2 boys 3200, Ornelas 2nd, Wims 8th. Link.
Samantha 10:44 Ortega 2nd, Totten 4th, Hoslet 6th in D2 3200. Link. After Shannon, is that the fastest in the last decade, Brando? You're still on the beat, dude!
Grace Zamudio hopes to triple at state finals. Story.
The Science of Sports provides perspective on the minimalist and footstrike fads. Here.
New York Times: Marathon Training, Minus The Long Run. Not necessarily an easier way to go.
Marc Bloom profiles Eve Glasergreen, high school soph, who goes long and on the trails and thrives. Link.
Retirement has a detrimental impact on mental and physical health, a new study has found. More. Or not if you keep challenged and active and with a loving mate.
Wow for today. Oxy High Performance Heat Sheets. It's more about time than winning. Check the men's 5000. Live on Flotrack. (And you want to watch basketball?) ...More here.
At Oxy, it's Team Salazar v. Team Schumacher. The more we read, the better it looks. Maybe you should attend. When will you ever see such elite racing in L.A.? Foothill Finals are fascinating, but you really should see our sport at it's finest.
OK, you've done a marathon. Now... 50 tips for your first 50-miler. Lots more fun than a marathon.
Just in. Startling, shocking news. Russian marathoner tests positive for steroids.
SCV middle schools track & field results in Read More. Thanks, Dan Cota.
Adapting adult workouts for young runners. Same Principles, Different Specifics
The Signal: Tour of California racers blast out of SCV. ...Watch final two minutes of Stage 3 here.
Dick Pound has written a report for the World Anti-Doping Agency assessing the current state of drug-testing. It doesn’t paint a pretty picture. Story.
New Study Finds Nothing That Will Actually Convince You To Change Your Lifestyle So Just Forget It
13 great places to run in Los Angeles.
This Saturday the CIF Southern Section Finals will be broadcast LIVE on the DyeStatCAL boards in Track Talk.
Mary Cain's 2:01 might not count. Link. Are the wise guys, er, men at Track & Field News the ultimate authority on national high school records?
Like Lance, spandex is so yesterday. Story.
LetsRun: The Week That Was In Running
In Defense Of Coaches Who Yell. Yep, but such abuse doesn't work with distance runners.
NYT: No Benefit Seen in Sharp Limits on Salt in Diet Especially if you happen to be running a marathon or beyond.
Amby: Why I Love Shortcuts. ...And Why They Don't Work. BTW, unless done under the watchful eye of a coach, do you know runners (your buds) who actually do the drills and stretching we know we shold be doing? I don't. Not one.
How to tackle unfamiliar ground and emerge a better runner. Link. Get off the asphalt. Strech and work all those tendons and ligaments, along with muscle, to develop strength and flexability and reduce chance of injury.
On the importance on proper hydration. Here. Kinda boring, but underhydration affects performance in all areas of your life. If sleepy in school or at work, it might be due to dehydration.
Pete Magill: Solving the 5K Puzzle. Pete knows. At 47, oldest American to go sub 15.
2013 Cross Country Schedule
Experts: 101 Greatest Running Tips
Alan Garcia got some outstanding pix at today's Amgen Tour.
If it's important to you, you'll find a way. If not, you'll find an excuse. ~Zach Schroeder
Heel or non-heal strikers. What's the diff? Link.
Fashion alert. Sales of Minimalist Shoes Plummet
Best selling shoes on Amazon. Here.
Flotrack interviews John Gilbertson. Might do a nickel and dime double at NAIA champs.
Lauren Fleshman: Does Having A Baby Really Change Everything?
Grace Zamudio wins double at the Southern California championships. Link.
WADA to increase doping ban to four years for first offense. Story.
Maybe we can sprain-proof our ankles.
What if there was a D1 college conference championship track meet in Southern California. Would anyone attend? Answer. Apparently, not the Los Angeles Times. ....Winning twice in his own back yard, I'm sure Bryshon Nellum noticed the quiet.
Coaches and serious racers gotta read/see: Feeling good, being uncomfortable and suffering. And, yes, the drills must be done. Routinely. (And, no, I'm not doing them now. Maybe starting tomorrow.) ...Jay Johnson has a lot of good stuff on his site. Check it out.
CIF-SS Prelims stories here and
Complete results for Prelims Division I and Division II
Dyestatcal has Prelims video.
PAC-12 Championship news, results and vid. here. Stephanie Bulder gets 5th in the 10000 and four points for Arizona.
Pretty Sporty Images has a photo essay on the recent meet in San Diego
There's aerobic and anaerobic... and there's also phosphocreatine. The Third Energy System.
Oregon Project weight session photos. Working on strength, flexability, and balance.
Two major bike accidents resulting in multiple fractures and a leg amputation will not stop Kevin Korenthal. Read about it in The SCV Athlete.
And then there's the blind high school girl in Texas who competes in the pole vault. Photo essay.
Bill Bolden has D1 pix. Girls. And boys.
Alan Garcia has DI pix. ...Bill and Alan qualify for the Finals.
The University of Oregon continues to dominate PAC-12 track & field. The UO men won their seventh straight championship, while the UO women won their fifth consecutive title.
Al "freakin'" Jazeera wants to be a Diamond League sponsor. Story.
Well, if Al Gore accepts gaziliions from them for a near-bankrupt television network, and Allyson Felix... Can you picture Al Jazeera's banner at Cougar Stadium? At your high school track?
Jogger terrorized in Valencia. Story.
Yes, you're smart, energetic, and a leader... And will probably want to apply for one of these choice job openings:
Valencia Head Boys XC Coach
Golden Valley Head Boys and Girls XC Coach
Canyon Head Boys and Girls XC Coach
Golden Valley's Francisco 20203 Perez is our only ranked boys frosh distance runner in CA. Link. ...2013 and best PR should be your middle name. Easier for us to figure if you're any good.
Alysia Montano: My First Conference Championship
Flotrack: Oregon Project (Alberto's gang) at large in Park City, Utah photos. Spending too much time at 7-11.
PAC-12 Conference Championships (today and tomorrow) results here.
Many Santa Claritians winos and runners (mostly the same) competed today in the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon. Kevin McSweeney (1:25:10) won the Master's trophy, with Greg Garman (1:27:55) and Kelley Schranz (1:52:42) age group champs. Results.
NYT: Hidden Threats To Young Athletes
D1 Prelims live results. Taylor Welker, Marisa Magsarili, and Olivia Pear have all qualified.
While looking at PAC-12 1500m results, under records...
NCAA D1: N 3:59.90 6/7/2009 Simpson, Jenny, Colorado
PAC 12: C 4:07.69 2003 Lena Nilsson, UCLA
Stadum: S 4:12.44 5/6/1995 Darcy Arreola, Unatt.
Allyson Felix and David Rudisha compete today in the Diamond League meet in lovely Qatar. Possibly available to us on Universal Sports Network. Story here.
You might want to celebrate with mom on Sunday on the rocky and steep PCT. Details. Or not.
Jogging in Littlerock would be unwise. Story.
Don ran a 5K on Pre's Trail, 2nd in AG, 23:00. Results.
...Pre's Trail video.
CIF-SS Prelims and Finals will be live and/or on video, with results on Runnerspace.
NYT: The Scientific 7-Minute Workout
Why I Run: A Short Trail Running Video
British Journal of Sports Medicine/Ross Tucker: The genetic basis for elite performance. They did not explain Mary Cain.
Canyon's Mr. Driedger has some Prelims photos.
With an eye on Rio, Jordan Hasay is moving up to the 10,000. Story.
Your tax dollars at work. Oink.
Alberto Salazar: African dominance is a numbers game.
The Master's at the NAIA Championships can be viewed live. Here.