Posted by donmclean on 2014/12/22 12:58:09 (105 reads)

Rene Paragas and Brian Zabilski are nominees for The Signal's 2014 Standard

Boston Globe: Montano's story deserved more attention. ...If she can race while eight months pregnant, you can race in an All-Comers.

Flotrack video: How Allie Won NXN

Russian runner says doping is encouraged at the highest levels and that WADA is a "toothless tiger."

Brando's 2014 Foothill League XC Year-End Awards - Boys. West Ranch ranked No. 1 for 2015.

Outside video: John Muir Knew How To Live

Posted by donmclean on 2014/12/21 2:26:05 (242 reads)

What happens when a 100m sprinter plays rugby. Video.

One stupid tweet/email/FB can screw up your life. Story.

Louis Zamperini workout schedule in Comments.

Vin Lananna has some wise words on track and field's engagement with the community. Video. Don't be myopic.

Posted by donmclean on 2014/12/20 13:16:26 (182 reads)

Gene Blankenship fills in the blanks 26 years ago. See Comments.

Steve Magness/Science of Running: Uncertainty, Randomness, and Over-control in Training

Ross Tucker/Science of Sport on some project group's ambition to produce a sub two hour marathon in the next five years. Link.

ER doc says... Natural remedies that claim to ďboost your immune systemĒ donít work, and itís a good thing they donít.

Ron Hill has run every day for fifty years. Story.

Spikes' favorite snaps from 2014

Brando picks for best of the 2014 Foothill cross country girls. Here.

Lauren Fleshman: USATF Needs A Do-Over

COC 2nd-fastest growing community college in US

Tracktown: The Movie

You think Foothill League is tough? Consider. Some comments here.

Qatar slaves are passionate fans of track and field. Story. IAAF needs a Do-Over.

The British government estimates the near-future global toll of antibiotic resistance to be 10 millions deaths per year, costing $100 trillion. Link. ... Hope all is well with you and yours this holiday season.

Virgil Hill, 400m Foothill champ in 2005, wants to punch out his dad. Story.

Posted by donmclean on 2014/12/19 14:39:09 (208 reads)

DyeStat: Top 100. Girls. And boys.

Stephanie Bruce: Skinny Shaming

Dan Agnew/Signal: Lindie Kane named WSC coach of the year. It's crazy to schlep back and forth to Glendale.

New York Times: The Unbreakable Laura Hillenbrand. Writer of the decade. Maybe two decades. Seabiscuit is also freakin' outstanding.

To be a foreigner is to be perpetually detached, but it is also to be continually surprised. The Foreign Spell. There's a fascinating world beyond your zip code.

Velo News: Itís impossible to win a grand tour without doping.

Ill-chosen goals put you at risk of injury and burnout. Choose the Right Ones.

Somebody's favorite outdoor stories of the year.

Good read: Kenenisa Bekele's Wake-Up Call

Coach Zach Schroeder writes: It's not to late to sign up for the 5th annual Placerita Canyon Holiday 5k!!! Due to a high volume of interest expressed by potential participants, registration for the Placerita Canyon Holiday 5k has been extended to midnight Christmas day. Please join us for a fun filled morning of racing, followed by a delicious complimentary pancake breakfast. Looking forward to seeing you there!(Please note: dri-fit t-shirts will be provided for participants registered by December 11th only).

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now. ~Goethe

Jeptoo's "B" is positive for drugs. Story. It's beyond me to understand how a notorious and rich cheater can ever be allowed to compete again without giving back all the ill-gotten prize money and medals. And/or tossed in jail. In some ways, they're worse than a bank robber or a street mugger.

Posted by donmclean on 2014/12/18 19:25:54 (67 reads)

1. Good associations. Runners don't spit and scratch their privates on national television.

2. Runners are honorable competitors and don't need referees.

3. Ray Rice isn't a runner.

4. College and pro runners get real jobs in later life.

5. Runners have a life.

6. Track and field is the 2nd most popular sport in the world, after soccer. Join the fun.

7. Runners don't require bodyguards or a posse.

8. Nobody is talking Hillary/Rupp in 2016.

9. The days start early, the hours long, the money sucks.

10. Your PCP probably orders a yearly blood panel. You also need a yearly test for all running events, 100 to 5000.

11. Fearful we might laugh? Three words. We don't care.

12. Yes, marathoners are tough. But tough enough to race/publicize their 100m times?

13. Unlike cross country, marathons, and ultras, an 800 on the track is the same everywhere.

14. Lance, GOAT cyclist, DNF'd the beer mile after one lap.

15. 99 year old Ida Keeling can kick your ass. She races. You don't.

16. Slovenian and Lithuaniun sprinters.

17. Bro is 65 years old and pole vaults. And you can't appear at an All-Comers?

18. Set some Santa Clarita Runners club records.

19. Appear on the SCV Top 10 All-Time List.

20. Get a jump start on the 2015 track and field season.

21. Your chance to beat your kid, any kid.

22. Get out of your one-gear rut.

23. How are you going to race faster if you don't race faster?

24. Challenge yourself. Learn more about yourself.

25. How fast is your 200 or 400? How can you determine your potential without knowing your current top end speed?

26. Pole vault, anyone?

.2 Your shot put PR?

Posted by donmclean on 2014/12/18 13:19:22 (153 reads)

You're not Awesomeville as a running community without All-Comer meets, and you're not the tough, fearless, all-purpose runner we thought you were if you don't race on the track. Thanks to Canyon and Runners Lane, now you have an easy and cheap and fun way to get it done. Details. ...Paul Broneer writes: Flo Mina at Runners Lane is sponsoring the meets.
I will post results on our site and send them to prepcaltrack also. This is a fundraiser for Canyon and The Hawks.
The Hawks is the youth track program that trains at Canyon. They are providing the FAT. The plan is to have youth,
high school and open divisions and report everyoneís age. I may enter the 65+ pole vault and hope my high school
buddy, Steve Morris, doesnít show up. He is the reigning world age group champion. Volunteers are never turned
away. They can contact me by email or phone 661-857-4414.

Edward Cheserek's 12 Hour Run. Video here.

SCV News: COC Cross Country Program Has 16 Runners Honored, Kane Named Coach of the Year

There are lots of workout groups in Eugene, most of them weekly and free to all. Olympian Ian Dobson has one. Tonight's schedule is in Read More.

Outside: Choose the Right Goals.

Yahoo Sports: What's happening in Qatar is sickening... Story. Qatar is the site of the 2019 Track and Field World Championships.

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Posted by donmclean on 2014/12/17 12:16:02 (148 reads)

Who made the Daily News' girls All-Area cross country? See. Rene Paragas is the Coach of the Year. Note error indicating Saugus is in D1. Cheers for all the honored Foothillers.

You Tube: Behind The Grind- Stephanie Bulder. The Saugus alum is the 2014 PAC-12 scholar-athlete of the year. Hopes to be a medical doctor.

LetsRun: Week That Was.

Los Angeles Times: Mud Runs for Fun and Profit

Best in sports writing. Here.

Chrisopher McDougall: Natural Born Heroes. Percy Cerutty has been my hero since 1958 (at age 13), reading about him in Sports Illustrated (still have the magazine), who got me interested in running.

Hurting? Hey, just take some ibuprofen. Link

One minute you're high on life, soaking up the euphoria of an effortless pursuit and the next minute you want to curl up in a ball on the side of the trail, wondering how you're possibly going to make it to the next aid station. The Challenge of Enduring

Must see video. Adjusting Form with Salazar, Rupp, Cain, and Centro. Explains and demonstrates why we're injured so often.

Posted by donmclean on 2014/12/16 14:02:16 (237 reads)

Daily News' 2014 Cross Country Runner of the Year is Brian Zabilski. Tucker Welker, Ryan Painter, and Ryan Tate (all juniors) are also honored. More.

Stephanie Bruce: Dopers are crapping all over our pure sport

Opting Your Kid Out of Vaccination? Thatís Sickening.

For Teen Runner With MS, a Season of Change

Support the SCV Food Pantry.

And race the Placerita Canyon Holiday 5K

Good news. If You Feel Young, You Might Live Longer. Hey, Don's study agrees with the proviso that being happy and serene is just as important to longevity.

Posted by donmclean on 2014/12/16 0:10:29 (38 reads)

Dear Mr. McLean,

Thank you for your message regarding Central Park.

Phase IV of Central Park is in the design phase and will include a tennis center among other amenities. Our staff has directed the designer to keep and enhance the cross country course where possible. The Cityís Parks Planning staff will be conducting focus and informational meetings in early 2015, which will also include representatives from cross country groups to review the project design. The intent of the design is to preserve the existing cross country course and allow for minimal disruptions during construction. The project is not yet funded, so the actual times of construction are not known at this time.

If you have additional questions about this matter, please contact me or Rick Gould, Director of Parks, Recreation, and Community Services at (661) 255-4978.


Ken Striplin
City Manager

Posted by donmclean on 2014/12/15 12:08:29 (194 reads)

Run Smarter: Danielsí Formula For Running Explained by the Master Coach Himself

Chris Derrick: Perfect Is The Enemy of Good. Don't be stupid.

Creeps and bores on TV. Read.

COC Track & Field Clinic flyer.

12 Secrets From The Pros To Run Your Best Race

Flotrack: Repeat K's with Allie Ostrander

Daily Relay: The Monday Morning Run

Q&A with Boston Billy Rodgers.

Seven track and field athletes made headlines last week, and not for any record breaking performances. Led by sprint star Allyson Felix, Sports Illustrated released their 50 Fittest Females compilation. Link. ...What about the same in SCV? We like Alysia Montano, Lauren Fleshman, Shannon Murakami, Brooke Russell, Stephanie Bulder, and Aly Drake. Who am I missing?

It's about time. Nearly Naked 5K.

"National: A Cross Country Story" depicts Tommy McGuan and several other members of the Chico State Cross Country team driving 2500 miles across the United States in a matter of days to watch their fellow teammates compete at the NCAA Division II National Championships In Louisville, Kentucky... Movie.

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