Does it Matter if Your Threshold Heart Rate is High or Low? Vin Lananna tells his runners, beginners to elites, know your threshold and work within it depending on what you're trying to accomplish in the workout. ... Assumes we have a training objective on each workout. ...Is a late afternoon run to complete my 10,000 steps a legit objective?
A Diet For High School Athletes
NYT: Q&A on sweat.
Not carrying a smartphone indicates eccentricity, social marginalization, or old age. (Don is three for three.) ...Hopelessly Hooked.
Some LetsRun message board expert says Drew Hunter is a shuffler. And her husband agrees. Check the vid.
Bennet Omalu Won't Be Watching the Super Bowl. Story.
Halftime at the Colosseum
Roger Goodell’s words are hollow and meaningless
Kevin Liao tweets: From 1964 to 2011, there were five HS sub-4 min miles. Just in the last 10 months, there have been three sub-4's.
Alex Hutchinson tried McDonald's kale salad. Story.
Asker Jeukendrup: Symptoms of overtraining
Hey, prep peeps, four national records went down this weekend. Check it out.
Ken Goe: Last night's action at the Portland House of Track
Competitor: 7 Plank Variations for a Strong Running Core. Pilates has many more plank variations. The side versions are great for the obliques.
Thoughts on High Performance Cultures.
I don't know anyone who wants to die sooner than later. Read. Go on regular walks with those you love.
'Unbroken' Finally Opens in Japan
Meb, 40, hints at retirement, but first, wants to make the American team for his daughters. Story.
Watch Hunter set new prep indoor mile record. Video. ...I felt terrible out there, said Hunter. Video.
Dave Barry: In New Hampshire, the moose are as cranky as Bernie Sanders
LetsRun: Week That Was
On Drew Hunter, America's best prep, and his internet guru, Tinman.
Q&A with Joe Newton. Outstanding coach at York High School the past 55 years. ...Joe on video.
Ross Tucker/Science of Sport questions the IAAF's resolve to investigate the Wang Junxia revelation.
Ryan Hall’s Overtraining: A Cautionary Tale
Runner's World: 10 Bad Habits (And How to Break Them)
Is It Wrong To Watch The Super Bowl?
When it comes to track & field and doping, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Read.
Bill Bryson writes: One of the things that happens when you get older is that you discover lots of new ways to hurt yourself. Recently, in France, I was hit square on the head by an automatic parking barrier, something I don’t think I could have managed in my younger, more alert years. ...More.
The NFL has no moral center... no defensible posture, just marketing. More.
Worse than The Beast. Hill of Death.
Matt Fitzgerald: Eat Like an Elite.
Video: Kara Goucher's Journey To 2016 Olympic Trials Marathon
Oklahoma university requires new students to wear Fitbits
Nike video: Make It Count
NYT: A Diet and Exercise Plan to Lose Weight and Gain Muscle
Flotrack video: Penn State Women Ladder Workout. Train in groups of like fitness.
Willie Wood, 79, Hall of Famer, Super Bowl I hero, doesn't remember the game. Story.
And more. Pathologist and football fan writes: The N.F.L.’s Next Play: Address Brain Trauma or Fade Away
Wang Junxia, who still holds the 3000 and 10,000 world records, apparently admitted to doping in a letter. Story.
Jay Johnson: Should you run with a cold?
FYI, penultimate SCR All-Comers meet, on 6/21/05. results in Comments.
The case for speed work for long distance runners. Here.
WaPo: Spacing out and goofing off is so good for you
Scientific American: How Winning Leads to Cheating
Mark Leibovich/NYT: Roger Goodell's Unstoppable Football Machine. ...In other news today. Ken Stabler was suffering from CTE. ...More.
Kenny Moore on Bill Bowerman. The Man
Forbes: Cancel the Rio Olympics
When I realized that New York was a cesspit filled with the viscera of broken dreams, I decided that the time had come for me to move to beautiful, sunny Los Angeles... More.
Phe: Focusing On The Main Thing
A neuroscientist says there’s a powerful benefit to exercise that is rarely discussed
WSJ: The Small Warnings Before Cardiac Arrest
WSJ: Same Day Hip Replacement. We have yet to meet anyone who regrets a total knee or hip job.
Book review. Amby Burfoot's First Ladies of Running. Available on 4/5/16.
Funniest book I've read in years: Insane City.
Health Officials Urging Americans To Do Something, Anything For 30 Minutes A Day
USA Sets New World Record
Foothill results from 4/3/05 in Read More.
Fitness trackers may be vulnurable to monitoring, accessing data, even your location. Story.
Fifty years ago this month, Don was in boot camp at the U.S. Naval Station, San Diego, chased in by the draft, serving four years, most of it at the Pentagon. There were female sailors doing similar work, by choice, not because of the draft. Now hear/read: this. Well, why not? In Israel and Norway, all males AND females are required to serve in the armed forces. ...Hoping soon to hear all the Presidential candidates declare their position on this third rail issue.
More on the real Jim White and McFarland USA. Apparently, that snobby, good looking white boy from Palo Alto, who lacked a killer kick...
Bernard Lagat, 41, knows that his racing days are numbered. Story. ...Like you, he would be most welcome at the Hayward Classic and our many All-Comers meets.
Seven guys go sub four in Boston. ...Same day, elsewhere, Blake Haney and Colby Gilbert go sub four. ...Review. ...What's your most recent track mile? ...7:01 here. Next month I'm 7:0MG1. ...What's more painful, racing a mile or telling us your time? Watch. ...It's a gut check.
Consider the Hayward Classic.
Brenda Martinez (800m World Bronze Medalist) goes 4:32. Video.
Bike motor cheating. ...Is that any worse than using PEDs? ...More from Jason Gay/WSJ ...Honest now, did you experience a fleeting thought about how cool it would to have one (just once) for the next ride with your buds?
Runner's World: 5 Unhealthy “Health” Foods
Just in. More health news. University of Maryland study indicates chocolate milk "helped high school football players improve their cognitive and motor function over the course of a season, even after experiencing concussions.” More.
Players Say Half of NFL Using Medical Marijuana
Monday Morning Run
Bill Walton reveals the secret to Great Oak's success. Here.
"Distance runners all have the same problem. They associate running faster with gritting their teeth and running harder. To sprint faster, you don’t try more.” Read.
John Kiely: How the body adapts to create efficiency and injury resistance.
Mission accomplished last night for Galen Rupp. Note reference to Cory Primm, now training in Eugene. Back in '06, Saugus' Derek Somerville had a memorable dual with Primm, then best prep 800 meter guy in CA. Primm is a gracious fellow. And loves to race. Notice he didn't just pace Rupp and call it a night. He also raced the mile. It's been about ten years, but he was once at a Birmingham All-Comers and was in most every race.
Parkrun: the running phenomenon sweeping the nation. Great idea. Over 50% of American adults are overweight. ...Another great idea
Get a load of this.
Master's Half Marathon video.
Calories consumed minus calories burned: it’s just that simple. Not!
Master's Half Marathon results in Read More. ...Karis' time suggests she can run a 2:45 marathon based on present fitness. Sherfey's time project to a 2:31 marathon. ...If they had run those times at the 2015 NAIA Championships, Karis would have won by 2.5 miles, and Josh would have been second.
Rupp lapped most of the 3000 field last night with a 7:57:39, and qualified for the U.S. Indoor Championships. Also last night and elsewhere, prep Drew Hunter ran a 7:59.33 3k, the fastest ever by an American high schooler, indoor or outdoor. ...Hunter is committed to attend the University of Oregon next year.