Posted by donmclean on 2015/4/24 11:11:31 (186 reads)

Saugus girls, Canyon boys clinch league titles. Signal.

Canyon sweeps Valencia. Results. ...Paul Broneer's photos. ...Updated Meet Records. ...Alan Garcia's photos.

Saugus sweeps Hart. Saugus girls go 4:58, 4:58, 5:01, 5:02, 5:04 in one race.

Golden Valley sweeps West Ranch. Results soon. Bob Binnie's photos.

Running Times: Paula Radcliffe’s Long Goodbye

Alysia Montano, Brenda Martinez, Ajee Wilson, Chanelle Price... Today.

Golden Valley @ West Ranch results. Please clone Alan Bingham to ensure complete Foothill dual meets results!

Bro updated Foothill Bests

Jim McClain provides Valencia @ Canyon photos.

Elite running, prep to pro, is tough stuff. Melody Fairchild knows. Now she's a coach and mentor. Read.

Hey, forgive me! Hammered the workout. Caught and deported four squirels. Blogged, read (mostly Natural Born Heroes. Nothing there to make us stronger and faster), and, to be sure, napped like a national champion. And I missed out on the Payton Jordan Invitational Heat Sheets. Tonight! Gilby returns to the event that still highlights his resume, the 10,000.

Posted by donmclean on 2015/4/23 12:35:28 (154 reads)

Liza Hunter-Galvan, admitted drug cheat, wins Boston's masters title and $10,000. Story. Some guy suggests the money be given to those she cheated.

The Signal announced that on May 2 it is cutting the print edition of the paper back to five days a week.

There are a lot of guys out there now who know they are not working as hard as other people. I can’t fathom how they think. ~Alberto Salazar

Study says regular yogurt consumption does not lead to improvements in health. Story.

NYT: What 2,000 Calories Looks Like. A charge up The Beast burns about 5-600 calories.

BBC: Exercise 'not key to obesity fight'

Scientists Debut Robot That Can Run A Half-Marathon, Smugly Brag About It

Lady older than thee and me sprints to record. Video. Any reason we're not in the race?

A few edits for Brando's much appreciated Top 10 SCV All-Time... Anissa Seguin of Valencia ran a 3:01.25 at the 2000 Santa Clarita Marathon. Sue Harmon of the Santa Clarita Runners ran a 3:08 at the 1st Los Angeles Marathin in 1986. Ed Chaidez ran a 2:31, same race. ...Also, same race, then recent Canyon High graduate, Glenn Johnson ran 2:41. Not a Top Ten, but Not Bad. ...More on Ed Chaidez and some Canyon football aspirant. Here.

Semi-Rad: 11 Truths About Riding Bicycles

Fun read. Eat Up. You'll Be Happier Too.

Until today, the Canyon v Valencia Meet Records.


Posted by donmclean on 2015/4/22 11:35:05 (194 reads)

First story we've ever seen on male eating disorder.

NY Daily News: Overconsumption of vitamins and supplements increases risk of cancer

Consider. Improving breathing

WSJ: The Puzzling Rise in Nearsighted Children. Go outside, into wilderness, work and stretch those eyeballs. Live with a birder and discover how little you see.

NYT: The World’s Fastest Recreational Runners.

Posted by donmclean on 2015/4/21 22:22:28 (90 reads)

I’m Frank Schranz, 66, husband of Kelley and father of Eric, Kristin, and Zack. Successful business career. Runner for 26 years; finished my first lap of the globe (24,902 miles) last Thursday. Favorite PR was a 3:39 BQ at CIM in 2004. Best race (not a PR) was a 1:43 at the Santa Clarita Half in 2009, after I turned 60. Favorite race was 2011 NYC Marathon, running with Kelley.

1. Awesomeville. The good...
Well designed planned community.
The key component of the City of Santa Clarita, a well run municipality.
Excellent running community with a terrific biking/running network of trails.
Strong economic base.
Blue skies and great weather.
Quite generally friendly, unpretentious people.
Great running club, Santa Clarita Runners, with our weekend Starbucks gatherings.

2. The bad...
It's growing a bit faster than it can handle.
Unplanned areas sometimes collide with planned areas.

3. The ugly...
Some of the scenery from the biking/running trails is rather bleak.
The drought could turn this place brown in a hurry.

4. Best local trails to run.
Miles and miles of biking/running.
Plenty of mountain trails nearby, but I'm not a trail runner.
Central Park has plenty of options.

5. Places I'd like to visit.
Bend OR
More of Europe.
Charleston SC

6. Stuff I think about while racing.
Wondering what happened to my speed.
Getting to the end.

7. Racers, elite or slugs, I admire.
Rich Burns.
Jenny Simpson.
Matt Centrowitz.
Bernard Lagat.
Mike Wardian.

8. Best local places to chow.
Piccola Trattoria
Lazy Dog

9. Favorite wine/beer/beverages.
Lagunitas and Belching Beaver breweries
Belgian strong ales.
Really, just about any beer except American lagers.
Good Cabernet.

10. People I'd like to meet, dead or alive.
Steve Jobs.

Posted by donmclean on 2015/4/21 10:56:14 (203 reads)

Prep Runner of the Week: Suzanne Arenal

Did an American kick-start the Jamaican miracle? Link.

Best American distance coach? Q&A with Mark Wetmore.

The Hoosier Chris Low. Story.

Dr. Me

Fun and games in the U.S. Senate gym. No ladies?

Allie Ostrander is ranked No. 1 prep by Dyestat and others. A friend writes: My spy in Alaska tells me she has committed to Boise State. She was considering either Portland or Oregon also.

Lets run the Columbia River Gorge.

Tonight's Oregon Track Club Masters workout at South Eugene High School track in Read More.

CBS Sports: Pac-12 study reveals athletes 'too exhausted to study effectively'

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Posted by donmclean on 2015/4/20 3:59:58 (258 reads)

Too early for 2015 XC? Milesplit previews the season. Boys. No Foothill teams are ranked. Will West Ranch beat Saugus? And girls. Saugus ranked second.

Is Fernando Cabada the best Hispanic athlete this country has seen? Story. Uh, Alberto Salazar, Brenda Martinez, Leo Manzano, Rene Paragas, Samantha Ortega, Cowboy immortal George Serrano...?

Signal story on the Assistance League 5K

Dan Agnew/Signal: Foothill records falling fast.

Bill Bolden delivers on the Mt. SAC Relays, including shots of a best in the world high jump of 7' 8.5" by Guowei Zhang of China.

Outside: How Bad Is Distance Running’s Doping Problem?

NYT on Meb.

Kate Matrosova was a classic overachiever and, at 32, had everything to live for. Still she set out alone into the mountains of New Hampshire—and a deadly storm. More.

Boston results. ...Women: 1.Carol Rotich. 4. Desiree Linden. 9. Shalane Flanagan. ..Men: 1. Lelisa Desisa. 7. Ritz. 8. Meb. 11. Teg. ...SCV: Chris Louie, 45, 3:34.10, and Jeff Riggin, 53, 3:35.07

Deena Kastor wins half marathon in Central Park.

Joseph Tan has Mt. SAC photos.

Posted by donmclean on 2015/4/19 13:07:56 (267 reads)

Daily News on Mt. SAC Relays. ...Brando on Saugus in Read More. ...RunnerSpace interviews with Saugus girls and Chelsey Totten.

Tracktownphoto consistently delivers some of the best sports photography, here with 337 Oregon Relays pix, including the magnificent Matthew Maton.

Wall Street Journal: A Long Run of Good Advice.

Washington Post: ESPN, Home of Bonehead Personalities. Coiffed, cured, and crazy.

Nate Jenkins: Mistakes I've Made a Few. Be honest, does that strike home with thee and me?


4/23 Valencia @ Canyon
4/23 Golden Valley @ West Ranch
4/23 Saugus @ Hart
4/23 Canyons @ WSC Finals, Santa Barbara
4/24-25 Master's @ GSAC Championships, Westmont College
4/25 Canyon and Saugus @ Burbank Backwards Meet

Boffo test scores. Dynamo at work. More money. More PRs. With just a pill or two. Story.

Bob Binnie has Saturday Night SAC photos. We especially appreciate photos that feature more than just your home team heroes.

Brando blogs the past week was "perhaps" the best in SCV history, and asks we vote for Performance of the Week. DD votes for Nathan Bultman.

Maybe the best female sprinter in the world is a Duck. Read.

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Posted by donmclean on 2015/4/18 12:16:33 (344 reads)

Nathan Bultman is #3 in the U.S. Link. When has a SCV t&f prep ever attained such eminence?

Mt. SAC Relays results. ...Brando has some results in Read More.

Matthew Maton, Oregon prep, runs 3:42.54 in the 1500 and beats Galen Rupp's state record. More.

The drugs in Kenya story continues to dribble out. Looking nasty. Link.

PBS: Are some people wired to fall for placebos?

Must read. Hey, Kids, Look at Me When We’re Talking. Is it ever appropriate to be absorbed in a gizmo while in a social situation?

Canyons @ WSC Championships results.

Why Matthew Maton left his high school team. Here. Ah, youth! ...Post race video. ...No SCV dude has ever raced faster. Only preps to go faster were Alan Webb and Jim Ryun. ...Last year he was listed at 5-10 and 135. Now he is listed at 6-0 and 140, or 6-3 and 145. ...We followed Billy Walker and Austin O'Neil for years, both fast, though undersized. Over a summer, they grew and became really outstanding milers. Height helps. ...Ask Chris Low. ...Now if Sam Pica can add some inches (and, to be sure, drop goofball, er, football)... BTW, there's plenty of athletic talent in the Pica family. Big sis and star pole vaulter, Briana, was the lone representative for Valencia that went to the CIF-Southern Section Division I championship last year.

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Posted by donmclean on 2015/4/17 11:10:59 (258 reads)

Signal: Saugus girls take down Golden Valley, Cents boys win too

It's a clean sweep, all divisions, Cowboys defeat the Indians. Results. ...Bro's photos here. ...Updated Meet Records.

Clean sweep, all divisions, West Ranch defeats Valencia. Complete (much appreciated!) results. ...Alan Garcia's photos. ...Bob Binnie's photos. ...Bob adds: High point, the throwers ran 4x100s at the end of the meet.

RunnerSpace has video with Bianca Tinoco, and Avery Schulhofer, and Brooke Thompson.

Daily News reports on Mt. SAC Relays.

Marc Bloom/Running Times reports on Nevada Mareno, a 4:43 miler. National Track Champion Gives Soccer One Last Go.

More on the Eugene/2021 World Championships here and here and here. Yes, we're pumped.

No!!! Ben and Jerry's The Brr-ito.

NYT: Are yearly physicals really necessary?

WSJ: Why a Fast Time Might Not Fly for the Boston Marathon

Real Clear Science: The Kids Are All Right: The Scientific Case Against Overprotective Parenting

Phoebe Wright: The Gray Zone of Doping

Bro updated 2015 Foothill Bests

Ken Goe/The Oregonian on the visionary and miracle man, Vin Lannana.

Jim McClain has Canyon @ Hart photos.

Lance Willis (Sam's dad) took lots of Canyon @ Hart video.

Posted by donmclean on 2015/4/16 12:25:12 (283 reads)

Breaking news. It just keeps getting better. IAAF awards 2021 track worlds to Eugene, Oregon


Samantha Ortega to Arizona State University
Sabrina Janes to UCSB
Marisa Magsarili to Dartmouth
Rylee Bishop to Master's

New York Times: A Marathon in North Korea. ...Excellent: Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite

SBNation: The Ghosts I Run With

Runner's World: Hopkinton Residents to Runners: Enjoy, Don't Pee On Our Lawns. Runners are shameless.

USATF: 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials - Marathon Qualifying Standards. The marathon trials will be in Los Angeles on 2/13/16. The track & field trials will be in Eugene on 7/1-10/16.

Altitudes as low as 300m can impair middle-long distance performance . Link.

Alarmingly high prevalence of self medication in World Cup. Link. Stupid is as stupid does.

Ken Goe/Oregonian has the inside word on the World Champs going to Eugene, USA ...More from the Register Guard. ...And more from Alan Abrahamson.

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