Posted by donmclean on 2014/4/20 12:35:53 (11 reads)

Mt. SAC Relays relays.

Erik Boal/Daily News on preps at Mt. SAC Relays. Daily News also provides Mt. SAC photos.

Bill Bolden has Saturday West Ranch @ Mt. SAC photos.

Master's women win relay at the Soka Peace Invitational

Bob Binnie was also at Mt. SAC yesterday gifts us with photos. Includes West Ranch in Boys & Girls 4 x 400, Girls DMR, Boys & Girls 4 x 1600, Boys shot put, and a few other random shots of the Boys Invitational DMR

AJ Yarnell runs with the big boys. Story. And video. AJ is the guy with the beard in a white singlet. At Hayward Field. You can race on that track in All-Comers meets this summer.


Posted by donmclean on 2014/4/20 0:43:33 (80 reads)

The Signal: Locals start at Mt. SAC

Saugus @ West Ranch results. Photos from Linda Yamamoto. More from Bill Bolden: Girls and Boys

More from Bill Bolden: Mt. SAC Relays

Brando writes: Stephanie Bulder smashed the SCV 10,000-meter record at the Mt. SAC Relays, winning the silver elite race in 34:35.63. A round of applause to Grace Zamudio for breaking the former record as well, as she clocked 34:56.26 in the elite invitational.

Erik Boal/Daily News on area athletes at Mt. SAC Relays

Golden Valley @ Canyon photos here (by Bro) and here (by Jim McClain)

Canyons at WSC Championships results.

More interesting stuff on My Tights Won't Stay Up

Can an American guy win Boston?

Bro updated Foothill Bests


Posted by donmclean on 2014/4/18 12:45:12 (151 reads)

Signal reports on yesterday's Foothill track & field

Paul Broneer provides Golden Valley @ Canyon results.

Bob Binnie deliviers 344 pix from Saugus @ West Ranch

Creepy, funny story on the Pyongyang Marathon.

As a runner, this is one of the most impressive things I have ever seen

Deadspin: Shot and Raped -Still a Fan

New York Times: Are Exercise Cool Downs Necessary?

The Barkley Marathon: "The Race That Eats Its Young."

Amazing. Prep breaks the shot national record by almost two feet with the spin, a technique around for years that most preps refuse to try. Link. Amazing. Why stay stupid?

We're off to the coast. Postings will be erratic, or none at all.

OK, NOW we're leaving, having just fed the cat and posted Alan Garcia's Valencia v. Hart photos


Posted by donmclean on 2014/4/17 4:22:17 (241 reads)

Paul Broneer: Foothill League Records

Philip Hersh: New deal gives Nike bigger foot in USA Track & Field. More from Alan Abrahamson. And here.

On fitness bands and the brave new world. Story. A little creepy?

Today's 10 Reasons...

Antelope Valley College’s Mark Covert receives another hall of fame call

Probably best article on... Why Do Healthy People Die Running Marathons?

Vid of the day: Only The Essential (Hiking the PCT). In less than four minutes.

Or maybe try Riding The Rails Across America

Sassy, fun tips from a lady Brit. My Tights Won't Stay Up

Re the Nike-USAT&F deal, Lauren Fleshman writes: If you're going to sell the marketing rights to the athletes' bodies, it would be nice to include us in the conversation.


Posted by donmclean on 2014/4/16 4:44:59 (133 reads)

This week:

4/17 Golden Valley @ Canyon
4/17 Saugus @ West RAnch
4/17 Valencia @ Hart
4/18 WSC Prelims @ Canyons
4/18-19 Mt. SAC Invitational

Roger Robinson: Analysis: Should Mo Farah Stick to the Track?

Paul Broneer: Foothill Bests

Brando: 2014 SCV Track Bests

New York Times: Younger Skin Through Exercise

Daily News updates on Lizzy Nelson and Tim White. Here.

Even casual marijuana use damages the brain. Link.

Beware the anti-vaxxers. Link.

Flotrack: Alexa Efraimson's Speed Session on the Track.

Lets Run: Week That Was


Posted by donmclean on 2014/4/15 12:04:27 (153 reads)

Lets Run: David Epstein talks about Roger Bannister.

DyeStatCAL Elite 100: Girls. And boys

Marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang has warned Mo Farah it is impossible to balance running the marathon and competing on the track. Story.

Runners remember Boston Marathon tragedy

Outside: How To Fix A Flat: With Lance Armstrong. See, just a regular guy. Eric Schranz asks, What's next? Saturdury Night Live.

Do rich kids have more overuse injuries? Some study.

Coach Jay Johnson: Stop the negative self-talk and you will run faster

What can track & field learn from road racing? Link. Hmm, would you really prefer to watch a marathon over Pre's Classic?

Strategies to avoid/deal with muscle pain and soreness. Here.

Funny. What Athletes Eat

Tonight's OTC Masters workout in Read More. Like Ian Dobson's workouts, not a lot of miles, but, done per direction, you finish worked and satisfied.

The Science of Sport guy has a good one. The scientific process: Disprove it!

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Posted by donmclean on 2014/4/14 3:24:02 (224 reads)

What could be more fitting than to start with a Q&A with Jacqueline Hansen, the pride of Granada Hills High School, winner of the 1973 Boston Marathon (3:05.59). She set WR at the 1974 Western Hemisphere Marathon (2:43.54), and set another WR (2:38.10) at the 1975 Nike OTC Marathon, Eugene, OR, first female ever under 2:40. See Comments.

Two runners die at North Carolina half marathon. Story. Jeff Bytomski, head medical team physician at Duke University, said mostt of the runners who die in races probably have little warning. They’re supposed to get checked out by a doctor before running a race, “But how many people do that?”

New York Times on a bad day at the office for Mo. Story.

On Boston and the kindness of strangers. Story.

At Boston. Faces of Heartbreak

Onion. The Pros And Cons Of Vaccinating Children

Coach Jay Johnson: Stop allowing the GPS to rule your running

Coach Jay Johnson: The best book for High School Coaches, The Bible for one Foothill coach we know.

Don't miss The Monday Morning Run. Don't miss the Jon Drummond snit video.

Preview Bannister: Everest on the Track

Mt. SAC Relays schedule and entrants. Shannon and Gilby in the 5000 Olympic development category. Overall, it looks like everyone is racing, save thee and me.


Posted by donmclean on 2014/4/13 12:32:44 (167 reads)

Erik Boal/Daily News on the Arcadia Invitational. ...Nice to see Erik back on the track. Nada in the Sig.

Natalie Rodriguez 4th and 10:55.51 in the 32. Jason Hilquist 1:58.44 and 7th in the 8.

Arcadia results. ...Video here.

John Gilbertson and The Master's at Pomona-Pitzer.

Canyons at Mt. SAC Relays.

Chris Carmichael in the toilet.

Just in. Hope. Study: Late Starters Run Faster In Older Years

London results.

OTC and Friends in Flagstaff. Photos. They swim too.

Eugene to bid for the 2019 World Championships. Story.


Posted by donmclean on 2014/4/12 11:55:19 (241 reads)

Arcadia Invitational results.

Erik Boal/Daily News: Saugus again among nation’s best in girls 4 x 1,600, but so is Great Oak at Arcadia Invitational ...More Arcadia here.

Lauren Fleshman: The Boulder Budged.

Run Your Way To The Pre Classic

How to buy college football players. Meet The Bagman.

Today. Master's at the Pomona Pitzer Invitational. Canyons at Mt. SAC Invitational.

Woman Barely Jogging

Isamu writes: Here is the results of the 1500m run today at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner Kirsee Inv
at the UCLA Drake Stadium: Link. Shannon came in at 4:16.73, a new PR and about 1.73 second short of the track record. Shannon will also run the 3000M at 5:10 pm. Will keep you posted. ...Brando notes:#2 in SCV history. Converts to 4:35.60 for 1,600 meters. Wow!

Another win and PR for Shannon. Link.


Posted by donmclean on 2014/4/11 13:11:11 (167 reads)

Birmingham High School stadium closed due to ADA claim. Story.

Brando: 2014 Arcadiia Invitational Preview

You can watch Arcadia here. Better, go see it live. Walk around, hang out at the big meets. Chances are you'll see the best up close, hanging out too. Meb and Lagat, for example, are very accessible to the fans, as many from Santa Clarita have found out.

The New Yorker: Why Do We Eat, and Why Do We Gain Weight?

Q&A with Bethan Kniights. She recently tied with Sarah Baxter with a 10:07 in the 3200, and a 28 second PR.

Ian Torrence on the long run. Lessons on Fueling.

The always supportive Eric Schranz; Bras for Busty Runners

Ammar Moussa: The Magic of the Arcadia 3200. He knows.

Dick Patrick: Controversy at Indoors Puts TFAA in Spotlight.


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