More on Mary Cain. Living at home. Plans to stay in New York. ...Yuck. I lived there for two years.
Steve Magness: Recommended Reads
The New York City Marathon Quadruplets
Go and do the things you can't. That is how you get to do them. ~Pablo Picasso
We'll be here.
Daily News has Mt. SAC story and photos
More on Mary Cain.
More on Master's @ Titan Invitational
The Great Slowing of the American Runner
Can fitness override an unhealthy diet? Consider.
WSJ: Banning Tablets Is Best for Children.
Master's @ Titan Invitational
Canyons @ WSC Championships results.
Brad/Steve: Settling Your Mind
Alex Hutchinson: The Doctor’s (and Coach’s) Role in Easing Your Pain
While running yesterday on the Willamette River trail, an obviously experienced runner, at about 5 mph pace, was scrolling on her gizmo.
Mt. SAC results. ...If you've never been there, or it has been a long time since, consider placing on your TTD list. It's an incredible, unforgettable experience for runners and parents, friends and fans.
Training Tips from the World's Greatest Athlete
Mary Cain leaves Salazar/Nike Oregon Project. Link.
Science says it’s OK to pay your children to eat their fruits and vegetables.
6 XC Tips From Eilish McColgan
Steve Magness: A Brief Look at Motivation and Punishment
Who is P-22 and P-32, and why we should care. Story. ...And Photos.
A Remarkable Masters Marathon Record, in the Most Painful Way Possible
23,000 racers, 800 schools at Mt. SAC.
“In training, Coach Vigil always used to tell us, ‘If you can’t touch your teammate in front of you, you are not doing your job,’ ” then-sophomore Peter De La Cerda said. More.
Week That Was
Q&A with Ed Whitlock. A wise man with no advice.
Devon Allen update.
Oh-Oh.Running while angry. An activity that reduces stress and upset is bad.
Phe: Max Siegel Makes Me Mad...
Q&A with Steve Magness
Michael D. Joyner, M.D. video: Rio 2016: Observations and Lessons from the Summer Olympics. Excellent.
Hate Crowds? You Are Crowds.
More on Ed Whitlock. I'm still loving his comment about not giving advice. Also about the shoes. Please don't tell me I must get some X shoes. There was a time in SCV when I was hounded because I wouldn't get HOKA shoes, which looked stupid and unstable, an opinion I still hold. Not once has anyone in Eugene told me to get any particular shoes, though my coach suggested I run in flats while doing intervals on the track. And I'm OK with that. Makes sense.
Cheserek at Pre-Nationals. Video. ...Only 5-6. Awkward arm carriage. Wins big.
NYT: The Anti-Helicopter
Parent’s Plea: Let Kids Play!
Born To Fail. Take advantage. Otherwise we become insufferable.
How Much Nutrition Do You Absorb from Food?
I’ve Been Lying to All of You
Top Ten Similarities Between UltraRunners and Babies
Sorry we're late. Technical problems getting out of the blocks.
Saugus and West Ranch boys and girls teams are in top 10 SS D2 rankings.
Good Stuff Happens To Your Body During a Thru-Hike.
the morning shakeout
Master's University video. Runners are different, including thee and me.
PDQ. Ed Whitlock, 85, runs 3:56
The World's Happiest Man
Candy bars will soon be six bucks. And must be consumed outside. Consider.
Seven Books That Will...
If you like horse porn... American Pharoah. It starts off with the elaborate assignation resulting in a Triple Crown winner. Of course we don't give a damn about horse racing, but, trust me, you're missing out on two good reads, American Pharoah and, even better, Seabisquit. Human and equine racers, coaches and trainers are similar.
Beware Fancy Bears. Exposing masters tracksters?
"I think I raced better than at Griak because I have my signature pony and bow back," said Erin Finn after winning PreNationals.
Fun read. About Bill Belichick. So many of the best coaches are nuts.
Alex Hutchinson: What Is Fatigue? Invariably for Don, and, well, perhaps you too, we have more to give. Otherwise we would be be keeled over, flopping just past the finish, breathless like dying fish. ...Ya gotta love cross country because the spectating is so close, you can look into their eyes, gauge what's in their mind, what they might have left. ...Does Coach Paragas still yell to Jack or Jill, "You gotta go now"? Sometimes it works, the runner's eyes pop open, and the pace picks up, lasting even to a yard beyond the finish. ...How often are your thoughts about how you look? I'll never forget the finish at a Foothill xc race. One girl, in the final 100 yards, sees mom and starts to cry. Mom rushes over to comfort just beyond the finish. Still her baby. ...Hey, momma, let your babies grow up... Don's initial three thoughts at the finish in the last race. 1. Ooh, geez, I coulda, shoulda gone faster. 2. Where's my wife? 3. (Seeing Bailey Miller, on the job doing video) Should I go over and say hello?
Jack Arnold writes: They took out one of the back hills just before the end of the second mile. That hill became too dangerous after rain damage from the winter. Runners go straight instead of left. It's the same distance but a little faster.
Video: The Value of Running Marathons in Prison
David Millar, admitted drug cheat: How to Get Away With Doping