Posted by donmclean on 2015/3/6 5:32:37 (0 reads)

Runner's World: How Alysia Montaño Won a National Title Six Months After Giving Birth

Flashback. Just stumbled across Pump Up The Volume, on the Ovations channel, filmed on the Saugus High School campus c. 1990 (in the movie it's called Hubert H. Humphrey High School, located in Arizona). Primarily intended for a high school audience, it wasn't a profitable venture. Kinda stupid, as a matter of fact. Still fun to see, especially because it showed my old neighborhood, the area, and the model six house exactly like the one I lived in at 22114 Pamplico, though in the movie it shows the angst-ridden teen hero going down to his cave in the basement, and there were no basements that tract. Are there any basements in Saugus?


Posted by donmclean on 2015/3/5 14:59:31 (13 reads)

Saugus @ Palos Verdes results. Julia Ochoa has photos.

Jim Spivey, three time Olympian, gives advice to young milers.

NYT: The Firefighter Workout

Jay Johnson: I want to be a college track and field coach.

A 250 lb football player, running 15 mph, has more kinetic energy than a bullet fired from an AK-47 rifle. ~Neil deGrasse Tyson

Runner's World: More Than 200 Middle School Students Finish Arizona Half Marathon. ...Support SOAR

‘Dear Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’: A Boston bombing survivor’s letter to the man who maimed her

WSJ: Worried About Heart Defects, Some NCAA Schools Take Action. Why not leave the decision up to the kid/parents and the kid's doctor?

Paul Broneer: Foothill Bests updated.

Alan Garcia has Valencia @ Burbank photos.


Posted by donmclean on 2015/3/4 12:38:56 (113 reads)

If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always got. ~Coach Mark Twain

MileSplit: SS Girls Returning Rankings

Fun and touching story about Zamperini rival. Don Lash remembered as more than an Olympian

LetsRun: Week That Was

Rossi Relays photos.

Jim McClain provides Canyon v. Crescenta Valley photos.

Excellent: Leaving and Cleaving.

Flotrack: Workout Wednesday: 3x400 with Loxsom & Wieczorek

NYT: Mary Cain Is Growing Up Fast

Woman hiker, 65, and cyclist in trail rage clash. Story.


Posted by donmclean on 2015/3/3 13:00:00 (146 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?’

In our time-conscious athletics world we sometimes forget that a championship — hell, any race – is first and foremost a competition amongst athletes, not simply a time trial. ~Toni Reavis. More.

Interested in the Oregon Track Club Newsletter? If so, click here. Former Santa Claritians are on display. Don and sweetie in photo on page five. Not so far away, the guy in a green shirt, is Andrew Wheating. Craig Godwin can be seen on the next page.

Tonight's Oregon Track Club Masters workout in Read More.

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Posted by donmclean on 2015/3/2 4:12:05 (227 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 (187 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 (107 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 (125 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 (157 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 (80 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


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