Posted by donmclean on 2015/3/3 13:00:00 (50 reads)

Breaking news! Treadmill performance predicts mortality. Link. Beast performance might work just as well.

We were waiting for this. The Story Behind Shannon Rowbury's Eye-Catching Lipstick

XC isn't so much about running as it is about developing strength of character, camaraderie & a sense of accomplishment. ~ Dave Ross

Your guide to Eugene.

Oiselle: Race Day Prep: 5 Tips From Lauren Wallace

Jay Johnson: Ingredients for 1,600m success

Jay Johnson/Nike video: Hurdle Mobility. Guessing your first two thoughts. I can't do that. I should do that. ...Third thought. Will I live longer if I do that?

SNL video: Say What You Wanna Say

OK, I wanna say:

1. Every school track/xc program needs a web site, with the schedule, roster, photos, and results. The kids, parents, and fans deserve it.

2. If hosting an event, you must provide timely and accurate results. Every participant. Every event.

3. We're all in this together. We all need to pay back. Help however you can.

To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. ~Aristotle

NYT: ‘Where Are You in Your Journey of Life?’


Posted by donmclean on 2015/3/2 4:12:05 (200 reads)

Watch Alysia Montano win the 600m USA Indoor Championship. Perchance you were wondering. She has the AR in 1:23.59, set in 2013. Tough break for Ajee Wilson, but it may take her another year or more to run through Alysia, obviously the best distance runner ever out of SCV.

Cas Loxom breaks 600m American Record. Story. This guy really looks good.

Today/NBC reports on Fayetteville-Manlius and Bill Aris

Canyon @ Crescenta Valley results.

Paul Broneer provides Foothill Bests.

Read about West Point's natural born thriller. Her name is Kelsey Minato.

The Atlantic: Vitamin B.S.

Calif. Jumps from 19th to 9th Friendliest State for Cyclists. Yeah?

Deek's Quarters. Track work for marathoners.

'McFarland, USA' film revives long-buried memory for runner. Here.

Daily Relay: The Monday Morning Run


Posted by donmclean on 2015/3/1 4:52:36 (173 reads)

Canyons @ WSC North results.

Unofficial results has Canyon boys (65-62) and girls (81-40) beating Crescenta Valley. ...Bro's photos.

Austin O'Neil wins the mile in 4:04.37 at the MPSF Indoor Championships. Jenna Vincej wins her 400 heat in 55.85. Lizzy Nelson goes 17:08.77 in the 5000, with Stephanie Bulder following in 17:15.68 . Results.

Ajee v. Alysia tomorrow. Face off.

The Cult of Busy.

Master's at Rossi Relays story. ...Results.

NYT: Running in Central Park. Story and photos.

Brando previews Foothill boys 3200.

Jay Johnson: The Runner's Stop Doing List

Santa Clarita @ Phoenix Marathon. Cheers for...

Chris Louie 3:07:29
Greg Garman 3:07:34
Dennis Olsen 3:12:45
Kevin McSweeney 3:14:10
Nigel Toates 3:24:46
Mandy Larkins 3:26:55

Next month, Chris, Greg, Dennis, and Kevin are going R2R2R.

Excellent: Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite. Best, most disturbing book I've read in months. A non fiction 1984.


Posted by donmclean on 2015/2/28 13:28:46 (98 reads)

NYT: Training for Triathlons at an Older Age. Old news, as MDK would note, but a growing and smart trend. Many of our runner friends do the training for the fitness/health benefits, , but not the tri racing. With noticeably less injuries.

Tri Lauren: Here. And here. And here.

Toni Reavis: Friday In The Park With Meb. Unlike most of us, he actually does his drills.

Jay Johnson has a five minute, post run drill session. Core X. ...Maybe we need to give ourselves a rule. No coffee, beer, wine, gizmo, or TV until we're done 5 or 10 minutes a day of drills.

Some guy: The Fallout from Lance's Tour de Fib

LetsRun: Why Was Drug Cheat Hamza Driouch Training (with Mo Farah) In Ethiopia? Who Supplied the 17 Year Old Doper?

Jesse Squire/Daily Relay: The Weekend's Best Matchups

Centro's priorities... girls and gold.


Posted by donmclean on 2015/2/27 12:58:44 (116 reads)

Alysia Montano races this weekend. Story.

And that's not all:

2/28 Canyon @ Crescenta Valley
Canyons @WSC Relays
Master's @ Rossi Relays, Claremont-Mudd
3/3 Saugus @ Palos Verdes HS
3/4 Burbank @ Valencia
3/5 Saugus @ Ventura HS
Golden Valley @ Crescenta Valley
Canyon @ Burroughs
West Ranch @ Thousand Oaks
3/7 Valencia @ Don Green
SCV Invitational @ Canyon
3/13 Master's @ Oxy Distance Carnival

Funny: Food-Police Fatigue

People assume that pizza, with fresh toppings often including vegetables, must be healthier than a burger. In fact, a medium-sized vegetarian pizza can have as much as four times as many calories as a Big Mac. Story.

semi-rad: The Art of 'Getting Old'

Dave Barry/WSJ: The Greatest (Party) Generation

A strong butt = a happy life. That's just one of...6 Steps to Injury-Free Running


Posted by donmclean on 2015/2/26 14:29:37 (144 reads)

Meet Loren Seagrave, Sensei of Speed.

Why You Don't Get Enough Exercise. What percentage of your exercise begin and end with your car?

Betsy Saina is a real sleeper. Story. 25 X 400!!!

Brando blogs: City Holds Public Meeting for New Central Park Tennis Center

Oiselle: Are You a Worrier or Warrior? Take the quiz.

Matt McCue/Runner's World on the upcoming Born to Run movie. The book is entertaining BS. "Fiction," says Ann Trason.

Give me a track and a good group of people, and I'm happy. ~Chanelle Price, gold medalist at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships

OK, so you're tired... Pick up the pace, eunuch.

Jay Johnson: Stop blowing off strides.

BuzzFeed: My Phone Teaches Me To Be A Better Conversationalist.

Disturbing. National Park Service seeks to restrict trail running. Story.

So, Harvard graduate, Stanford grad student and runner, like, you know... Story.


Posted by donmclean on 2015/2/25 12:11:11 (72 reads)

LetsRun: The Week That Was

Good read. Bikes vs. Cars: The Deadly War Nobody's Winning

USA Indoor Championship this weekend in Boston. Entries. Alysia Montano in the 600. On the tube starting at 1 P.M. on Saturday and Sunday.

Steven Nissen, M.D., chair of the cardiology department at the reknown Cleveland Clinic. 5 Tips for Heart Healths

Q&A with Deena Kastor


Posted by donmclean on 2015/2/24 13:42:42 (120 reads)

Paul Broneer on SCVTV. Fast forward to 43 minutes.

Chris Go and Nataly Flores provide Mardi Gras Madness 5K photos.

Samuel Peckham on All Patriot League Team.

Jesse Thomas, Lauren's mate: Tri Products That Really Should Exist

Matt Fitzgerald's 5 No BS Nutrition Tips

Running Times: How to Keep Getting Faster at Age 66. ...Awesome. His 18:08 5K is a 93% on the age graded calculator. 90+ puts you among the very best in the U.S. 80+ wins the age group most every time, even in the most competitive races. 75+ and you're an All-American.

Twin girls go after prep pole vault record. Story.

Ultrarunner Scott Dunlap went for a hike/run on the Na Pali Coast in Kaua'i, Hawaii. When he got to the falls, he thought he was in heaven.


Posted by donmclean on 2015/2/23 14:03:23 (209 reads)

More Blue and Gold Meet photos from Joseph Tan. And Bill Bolden. And Christopher Go. West Ranch is the Foothill and SCV all time best in T&F and XC photography coverage. We're expecting a battle for second between Canyon, Saugus, and Valencia (Alan Garcia).

Natalie Rodriguez, a freshman at Cal St. San Marcos, placed 7th in the 3000 at Pomona Pitzer in 10:12.44.

Mo Farah's two mile world record video.

Just in from Runner's World. Doing intervals once or twice a week will bring fast results. Link. Ask Mo.

Brando: 2015 Foothill League Track and Field Preview - Girls 3200M. Saugus is expected to do well.

PrepCalTrack: Statewide Indoor & All-Comers List (Through 2-22-15)

There’s nothing that a 45-minute run can’t fix, says triathlete Penny Pritzger, who is also a wife, mother of two, philanthropic leader, and Secretary of Commerce. More. You're not too busy.

Ken Goe/The Oregonian: How did Oregon become a hotbed for indoor track?

Competitor: Shalane's Mission.

Paul Broneer was interviewed this morning on SCVTV by Dave Caldwell and Ellen Como about his experiences in the filming of McFarland, USA. Stand by.

Michael D. Joyner, M.D./Human Limits: Faster, Older, Younger.

Daily Relay: The Monday Morning Run.

Excellent. By Steve Magness: Why strength coaches don't know endurance training. Just so. If a question or issue is outside your area of expertise, your/my advise and opinion is as valuable as the next bum at the bar, smartass at the party.


Posted by donmclean on 2015/2/22 16:17:56 (188 reads)

From the Cascades.

10 Questions with 45+ Masters World Record Miler John Trautmann

theguardian: Pushing through the pain: ultrarunner Ann Trason makes a quiet comeback

Yikes: Latest crime figures paint alarming picture for SCV

Amy Acuff on the value and future of training with video. Here. Is it ever too late to work on your form?

Vice Sports: Will The Russian Doping Scandal Destroy Track & Field?

Brando writes: Sam Peckham wins the 5K at the Patriot League Track and Field Indoor Championships in 14:16.87, No. 7 in SCV history. Results. Go Sam. Go Navy.

When you're over training, your training is over. ~Jeff Messer.

I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure. ~Oliver Sacks. More.

ESPN: Victories run in Diaz family

Jordan McCall runs 11:30 in the 3000. Results.

Re Mo Farah's indoor two mile WR, only two athletes have ever run the distance quicker outdoors - Daniel Komen with 7.58.61 and Haile Gebrselassie with 8:01.08. Link.


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