Jeff Messner/YouTube: Understanding Alberto Salazar's Training
Some lady writes: Meeting Lauren Fleshman
Steve Magness/Runner's World: How Uncertainty in Workouts Can Help Your Racing
The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short. ~Abraham Maslow
Real Clear Science: Why Science Is Anti-Antioxidant Supplements
The Atlantic: Joy: A Subject Schools Lack. ...With the best foresight and attitude, we can always jam more joy in our running and lives.
Guardian: The joy of fellrunning: mud, sweat and solidarity
Not running. Just fun stuff. Tom Brady Cannot Stop. ...BTW, Mark Liebovich is also the author of the funniest book I read in a 2014, This Town
Outside: Meet the Pacific Crest Trail's Resident Food Magician. ...As it happens, today I bought The Pacific Crest Trail Bicycle, with a detailed route to bike, as near as possible, mostly on pavement, the entire 2500 mile trek. It takes a summer to hike the whole damn thing. The author provides a 36 day plan, the shortest day being 42 miles, the longest 97 miles. To cover the PCT nearest SCV, north to south, you go down Sierra Highway, over to Angeles Crest Highway, to Mill Summit (N3, to Highway 2, and on to Wrightwood. And God help ya. Hiking or biking, you have to be in awesome shape.
YouTube: Cas Loxsom American Record 600 1:15.58. More here.
Newsday: (No) Life After Football
Flotrack: Predictive Value of HS Success in NCAA XC. Corollary fact. The best preps of yore are no longer racing.
Jay Johnson video: Circuit Training
37 Stunning Photos That First Appeared In Sports Illustrated
The Oregonian: Oregon PCT, south to north
When people go to a track meet, they're looking for something, a world record, something that hasn't been done before. You get all this magnetic energy, people focusing on one thing at the same time. I really get excited about it. It makes me want to compete even more. It makes it all worthwhile, all the hours of hard work. ~Steve Prefontaine
Ultra-marathons: What drives people do to the world’s toughest events
Paul Broneer writes: The Second Santa Clarita Valley All Comers Meet is this Saturday, Jan 31st. We have a new start time on 9:00 am at the request of runners wanting to come from out of the SCV. We have also added the 4x100 meter relay as our final event of the day. We also
have two brand new pole vault pits, (so there is a guaranteed tail wind) as well as a new high jump pit. Details.
Daily Relay: The Monday Morning Run. Oddly, no mention of the SCV All Comers. We hear rumbles and rumers about the next one. Clear your schedule.
Jane Brody/New York Times: Sweaty Answer to Chronic Illness. Take aspirin and drink plenty of liquids. After drills and 1200 at marathon pace, 6X800 at 5K pace, with 60 second rest intervals, and a cool down. Repeat as necessary.
Outside: How Technology Will Predict (and Prevent) Your Next Running Injury
PrepCalTrack: Statewide All-Comers & Indoors Leaders List. No Foothillers.
Steve Adams Thrives as a Runner Despite Epilepsy Diagnosis
...the ability to get by on little sleep isn't a badge of honor that validates work ethic but a profound failure of self-respect. ~Maria Popova. 7 Things I Learned
USC and Oregon competed yesterday in Kentucky. Outstanding photos here. Results here.
We can't recall any Foothill distance talent at either school. Nathan Bultman, West Ranch thrower, has declared for USC.
RunBlogRun: Four ways in which Kenyans do their long runs
semi-rad: The Dawn Wall And The Idea of ‘Wasting Time’
Amby Burfoot reports Americans buy and consume more calories during Super Bowl weekend than at any other time of the year, including the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Link.
Lauren Fleshman, Kate Grace, Mel Lawrence, et al are altitude training in Albuquerque.
New York Times: Why Is India So Crazy for World Records? Any simularites to runners we know?
Video: What has Nick Symmonds been up to?
UCLA (Jen Owen and Austin O'Neil) competed today at the NAU Challenge in Flagstaff. Results. Austin O'Neil wins the mile.
Ani Velcheva, 10, runs a 10:58 indoor 3000. Link. Parents considering move to Saugus.
Burbank All-Comers (exclusive, so far) results in Read More. FYI, adults from A Runners Circle and Fleet Feet Burbank ran the 3000/5000, and parents. Also a few middle school and even elementary school aged athletes. ...Your next track opportunity on January 31. Here.
Some unknown Ethiopian wins Dubai, worlds richest marathon. Bekele drops out. Link.
The Independent: The dark side of Dubai. Yes, we're still miffed that Eugene lost out to this moral monstrosity.
Daily Relay has a Dubai Marathon recap.
New York Times: The Best Time of Day to Exercise to Lose Weight?
Happy Feat Running is a Santa Clarita area group training for the Los Angeles Marathon. Cool photos.
Happy Feat video, running free in the green hills of Santa Clarita. Never Quit Exploring.
Beware The Burden of Self Improvement. ...Deep down, you/Don/everyone are morons to fall for the latest gizmos, shoes, diet, b.s. ...Hey, just run.
Consider hiking, running The Inman 300. ...More.
Five Points for Downhill Running (Learn toThrow Yourself Off the Mountain)
UC backs off from bold tip toe into academic mediocrity.
Only if you're between 5 and 105. Put yourself on this list. As early as tomorrow. DD will be the first with results.
Canyon, probably like most/all Foothill schools, have qualifying standards to be on the track & field team. As of now, here's the Canyon team. Interested peeps now on basketball and soccer rosters will have a tryout later.
Clue from Mike, Tim, Vince, Margo, Paul, Lisa, Mark, Jim, Phil, Paola, Chuck, Gavin, Nancy, Cindy... Here.
Brando: Ten Santa Clarita Valley records that could fall in 2015. Valencia's super soph Kaylee Thompson now running for Saugus.
David Oliver: Words of Wisdom
New York Times: The Benefits of a Lunch Hour Walk. Strange how more women are more likely to walk.
Lauren Fleshman/Strava provides a Workout of the Week.
When to walk, jog, or push the pace between intervals. Link.
Paula Radcliffe: Sport has not learned about periods
Some guys says, Smartphones Don’t Make Us Dumb. Maybe, but it's rude to not look at whoever is talking. Leave the damn thing in the car.
Cool PCT pix
Historical Badass: Explorer Alexandra David-Néel
Saugus XC Fundraiser has photos from Ben's Ten 2015
Alberto Salazar video: Always Working On Form
Track & Field News
High School All-America Teams, 1974–2014. Canyon's David Hartman is the only SCV distance runner to make it, he being #1 in the two mile in 1991. On the other foot, so many of those prep phenoms were flops in college and after. Best SCV distance runner? Easy. Alysia Johnson Montano. Who else was No. 1 American in their specialty and competed in the World Cup and the Olympics? Best SCV guy? Peter de la Cerda. 2nd in the 2000 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. No other SCV guy has made it to the Olympic Trials. Maybe Jameson Mora or Chris Low will qualify next year.
No SCV preps on the latest 2014-15 California All-Comers and Indoor State Leaders
Bostonians may kill 2024 Olympic bid. Story.
Signal story on Jared Snyder. Does the Hart District have rules or any oversight on booster club funds?
University of Michigan study indicates increase in elderly falls. Link. Maintaining good balance is a big deal with the best distance runners and coaches, with daily drills and form work. Don's PCP tests balance at the annual physical. Poor balance and inflexibility indicates possibly serious problems.
Jim McClain provides SCV All-Comers photos.
After The Science of Running, Steve Magness says coaches, runners, and other humanoids should read Antifragile.
We like A Runner's Manifesto
Pete Magill: A Runner's Guide to Connective Tissue
Flotrack video: Winter Training with Matt McElroy. Working out four and five hours a day, sitting too much is not a problem. ...More on Matt McElroy. ...Prep peeps, so what would happen if you swam and biked together, after doing all your coach tells you to do, on semester breaks and during the summer?
Boston city employees instructed to be good little Germans. Story. And so if they see something shoddy, unsafe, criminal, wasteful, corrupt... Mum's the word.
Daily Relay: The Monday Morning Run
Jane Brody/New York Times: Advice From ‘America’s Worst Mom’
Before and After Shots of Joggers
5 Ways Runners Annoy The Rest Of The World!
Steve Magness: The Calm Conversation-How to deal with pain
Cambridge: Lack of exercise responsible for twice as many deaths as obesity. Just 20 minutes, eh? Better, let's have reports on how more and varied exercise each day improves our health, enhancing the quality of our lives.
Bob Binnie provides 1/19/15 West Ranch distance runners practice photos.
Cross Country Express: 2015 SS Distance State Meet Contenders
Valencia High baseball coach busted. Story. More here and here.
Rodrigo Starfish Ornelas writes: Hello, the 2014 COC cross country guys need some help to pay for our State rings. We'll be having a yard sale at my house this Saturday from 7-10:30 a.m. Please come help us out. My address: 26803 Lugar De Oro Dr. Thank you
We need to be fast(er). Watch the finish of the Indiana-Purdue women's 4x800. Sometimes just .001 of a second faster makes a big difference.
New York Times: What 2,000 Calories Looks Like
Next Saturday some Santa Clarita tracksters will be at the City of Burbank All-Comers.
Some guy: No I will not free climb the Dawn Wall of El Capitan
Alex Hutchinson asks, Does too much high-tech workout monitoring have a downside? Read.
Los Angeles Times: Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health.
IAAF/World Running: 10 secrets to great running technique
Results in Read More.
Does anyone over 20 run track? Only three old guys competed, ages 32, 51, and 61 year old.
Paul Broneer has All Comers photos.
Outside: Off The Wall Photos at Yosemite
Perhaps you noticed Joe Ruggless, 61, ran 61 seconds in the 400 at the SCV All-Comers. That's a national class time. See Comments for his training routine.
Diego Estrada and Kim Conley Win Big at USATF Half Marathon Championships
Huge shout-out to my bro Lon Richardson, 51, who ran a 31:40 in the 200 at the SCV All-Comers. Hangs with the hamsters, but notwithstanding some serious health issues, he's the fastest of the bunch.