Posted by donmclean on 2017/4/25 4:37:14 (29 reads)

Liddy Q&A in Comments. Appeared in the December, 1981 issue. Imprisoned 4.5 years for his role in Watergate and refusal to testify in the Senate committee hearings. Tough guy. Now 86 years old.


Posted by donmclean on 2017/4/24 11:12:40 (90 reads)

At 17, ‘the Tiger Woods of Pole Vaulting’ Soars Ahead of His Time

Foothill Prelims on Thursday, 4/27. Program.

2017 Foothill Bests

New USA Track and Field president: No plans to audit CEO’s spending. It took me a day or two to process that news. Now OK with it. Here's the deal. With the possible exception of Phil Knight (Gene Blankenship, Paul Broneer, Rene Paragas, Zack, Elaine....), Vin is the smartest, most accomplished and consequential person in the world of track & field. And surely has a plan for Max.


Posted by donmclean on 2017/4/22 14:00:38 (174 reads)

A Primer on the Sub-2-Hour Marathon ...More Sub 2 discussion here.

High-intensity interval training, or HIIT, may be the closest thing we’ve got to the fountain of youth. Read.

NYT: Tom Fleming, 65, New York City Marathon Winner, Dies. ...Good guy. Stopped running in the 90s. Overweight. Avoided medical checkups. Sad, eh?

NYT: The 9-Minute Strength Workout. Deny as we will, but all would benefit with this or like discipline.

On February 3, 1963, following a public invitation, two dozen average citizens showed up for a walk/run with Bill Bowerman at Hayward Field. At its peak, thousands would show up. ...Revived by Vin Lananna and Ian Dobson, now in its second year, the tradition continues. Photos. ...Let's run this when you're in Eugene, as we did with Frank and Kelley Schranz, Bailey Miller and her mom. ...Or better, compete on the Hayward track at the Hayward Classic (for masters only) or the All-Comers in July.

Want to live twice as long? Meditation might help

London Marathon results. ...BBC story.

Science. Facebook is bad for you

Bekele blames his Nike’s Zoom Vaporfly Elites. adidas guy wins.

Is ‘sub-two-hour’ Nike marathon attempt just a clever marketing stunt?


Posted by donmclean on 2017/4/21 1:51:03 (168 reads)

Brianna Rollins, Olympic 100h gold medalist, banned for 12 months. Read.

Foothill results.

Canyon boys, West Ranch girls win Foothill titles. Story.

Shane Oliver has Canyon @ Golden Valley photos.

The Week That Was

How to grow old like an athlete

Will the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% really make you faster?

Chasing Marginal Gains: Innovation or Cheating?

Remembering Tom Fleming

Technical, but worthwhile. Training the Gut. Find out what salt, glucose/sugar, hydration works for you while training, before racing.

Possibly you have internalized that you basically have no privacy online anyway. More.

Bill Bowerman was right-- runners really do live longer


Posted by donmclean on 2017/4/20 12:37:12 (37 reads)

Weldon Johnson/LetsRun rifts on a visit to possible doping camp in Kenya. ..."I feel stupid and angry. Don’t invite me into your house, if the whole thing is a fraud," he rues.

Brad Stulberg: What Separates Champions From ‘Almost Champions’?

Jay Johnson: Anatomy of an Easy Day


Posted by donmclean on 2017/4/19 13:25:46 (42 reads)

Flotrack videlo. Jordan Hasay Prep Workout

Brad Stulberg: 8 Stupid-Simple Tips to Live Longer and Healthier

You’re Too Busy. You Need a ‘Shultz Hour.’

Beware That Fitbit Friend.

Americans collectively check their phones 8 billion times per day. The average for individual Americans was 46 checks per day. More.

Is Post-Marathon Muscle Soreness in your Genes?


Posted by donmclean on 2017/4/18 13:51:20 (113 reads)

Galen Rupp breaks onto Boston scene with a dazzling second

First woman to run the Boston Marathon just did it again 50 years later

the morning shakeout

Tough day for Jeff Wills, our friend and CEO of Vincenzo's-Saugus, a 5:10.40.

Classic. Duel in the Sun

Steve Magness: "The counter to Nike's 4% shoe claims, are they saying without the shoes Rupp would have finished in 2:14 behind Abdi, Kiptoo, Maiyo & others?"

Signal: Foothill update

The World Needs More Bike Commuters. ...Run, bike, hike to the workout.

Running prolongs your life – and 10 more reasons to reach for your skort

Supplements? ...Don't be stupid.

How to Leave a Mark on People


Posted by donmclean on 2017/4/17 12:14:03 (140 reads)

About Jordan Hasay and Galen Rupp.

Rupp second, Hasay third. Good day for USA. Story.

Scream Tunnel at Wellesley College


Posted by donmclean on 2017/4/15 3:40:50 (281 reads)

Mt. SAC Relays results.

Foothill Bests. Paul Broneer delivers. ..."Retired" since 2009.

National Geographic: Enjoy The Placebo Effect ...More.

Cooper Teare goes 4:00.16!!! Second fastest California prep mile after Tim Danielson's 3:59.4, recorded 51 years ago. ...In 2014, Danielson convicted of first degree murder, awarded a 50 year prison term.

On pay-for-view coverage of track meets and growing the sport.

Secret to Training for a Marathon: Just Keep Running

Dick Fosbury on the flop.

Chris Low runs a 1:46.9 PR and SCV best.

Judge John on Feeding Turkeys Cheetos

Reverse-engineering a perfect marathon to break the two. ...Gimmicks and goofy, spring-forward shoes. ...4%? Lance would take that any day.


Posted by donmclean on 2017/4/14 13:40:58 (45 reads)

Signal: Foothill Track & Field Roundup. ...Results.

That Voice Inside Your Head Will Make You a Better Runner

5 Thoughts From Meb Before Boston

Q&A with Jordan Hasay

Is Being Competitive A Bad Thing? Des Linden Shares Her Thoughts

Four Geeks on Science and the Sub-2. ...We're mostly uninterested in the obsession with gear and gimmicks.

Better, from Steve and Brad: Choose Long-Term Growth

It's like this when running in Eugene... Read.

Semi-Rad: How To Make Your World Suck Less

Read Seneca: Letters from a Stoic. Philosophy and best advice for runners. Endorsed by Percy Cerutty and Bill Aris. Compatible with all major religions.

Water is better for young athletes

Why ultramarathoners don't feel pain. ...Mmmh, I'd say less pain than you think, but a weariness you've never experienced.


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