Posted by donmclean on 2014/4/16 4:44:59 (117 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 (140 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 (210 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 (157 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 (227 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 (158 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.


Posted by donmclean on 2014/4/10 13:52:30 (225 reads)

Who is competing at the Arcadia Invitational this weekend? See here.

Look who is racing in the Arcadia girls 3200

Lance Armstrong named names under oath

Some tough love at Canyon. Paul Broneer writes: 77 of our 130 athletes showed up to practice Monday. 22 athletes informed the coaches of their reasons for not being there.
So, 31 of us, just didn't show up. Our lineup vs Golden Valley next week may be pretty small. Be prepaired to rake the long jump pit.

Coach David Brooks: What Suffering Does

Docs Say Stop Taking Multivitamins

Here we go again. Study: Too Much Running Linked To Shorter Lifespans

Look who won COC #1, 7/10/97. In Comments.

Ken Goe/The Oregonian: Haile Gebrselassie says track & field is in trouble, and he's right

More on the Arcadia girls 3200.


Posted by donmclean on 2014/4/9 13:55:19 (149 reads)

Some small sample study suggests compression stuff recovery is a sham. Link.

Jim Tracy, iconic prep coach, succumbs to ALS. Story.

Paul Broneer: Foothill Bests. Bailey James is on a tear.

Chris Low (1:48.30) race video

New York Times: Are You Programmed To Enjoy Exercise?

Daily News ranks prep top ten teams. Here.

Bill Dwyre: When athletes get tripped up by Mom and Dad

Q&A with Amby Burfoot

Catching up:
Jim McClain's Canyon v. Saugus video
Bob Binnie's West Ranch v. Hart photos
Bob Binnie's Spartan Relays photos
Alan Garcia's Valencia v. Golden Valley photos.
Mark Frankian's Master's @ Oxy Distance Carnival photos
Mark Frankian's Master's at Stanford and San Francisco State photos
Mark Frankian's Saugus v. Canyon photos
And lots more from those photogs at West Ranch.
Saugus v. Canyon results.
Hart v. West Ranch results.


Posted by donmclean on 2014/4/7 0:44:39 (119 reads)

At a Starbucks in Castaic, if you must know. No access in Pine Mountain Club, and I'm now returning to the mountain, doing a brief catch-up. Cheers and huzzahs to Chris Low, Karis Frankian, and Grace Zamudio for their weekend heroics, and to all other SCV racers. Hope to catch up on posting results and pix on my return to Oregon.

I was snowed in over Friday night and into mid day on Saturday.

No. 1 son is now employed by Apple, and he's moving to Silicon Valley. If he's not in PMC, I'm clearing out too. My place is going up for sale in a few weeks. My daughter is moving to Eugene.


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