Posted by donmclean on 2015/9/4 10:51:56 (98 reads)

Saugus girls upset, while the boys triumph. Link.

Canyon girls looked good, almost won at Crescenta Valley.

Cross Country 101: Perfecting Pacing

Bike Jerk 101

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Peek at the remodeled Hayward Field. Consider racing an all-comers at Hayward. It's like us singing opera at the Metropolitan.

Wittenberg to Coe: Ditch the Nike and any other consulting arrangements.

Provocative: The Philosopher Who Says We Should Play God

USA Track & Field did not require American team members to wear Nike-branded apparel at all times during World Champs. More. Thanks, Nick.

Ashton and Brianne: Our Nutrition Philosophy

Ryan Tate, fastest Saugus runner ever on the Palos Verdes course. Video.

Posted by donmclean on 2015/9/3 13:21:51 (187 reads)

LetsRun: Week That Was

9/3 Canyon and Golden Valley @ Crescenta Valley Park
9/3 Saugus @ Palos Verdes High School
9/5 West Ranch and Valencia @ Fastback Shootout, Mt. SAC
9/5 Hart @ Cool Breeze Invite, El Prado Golf Course, Chino
9/5 Master's @ UC Irvine
9/5 Canyons @ Mark Covert Classic, Carbon Canyon, Chino
9/5 Trinity @ LAC Invitational, El Cariso Park, Sylmar

Track and cross country coach, 88, claims age discrimination. Story.

Scientists May Have Pinpointed the Reason for ‘Runner’s High’

Gotta read: How to build a sports superstar in 2015: The engineering of 15-year-old Josh McKenzie. ...Straight A's, but has to repeat eighth grade? ...Steve Magness' reaction in Comments

Lululemon pants are more expensive, and the ladies are pissed. Story. Life is hard.

Santa Clarita drivers suck more than those in Lancaster, Palmdale, Bakersfield, Oxnard... Link.

The Navy Mile will be held next month on Pennsylvania Avenue, starting seven blocks from the White House. Details. Check out the generous age group awards. Awesome!!! ...Awesomeville needs a downtown street mile.

Diamond League results.

Posted by donmclean on 2015/9/2 10:52:41 (178 reads)

Dan Agnew/Signal: XC Local teams gaining hype

Competitor: Generation Next: America’s Fastest Young Runners

Ten BestCoolest Moments of the IAAF World Championships

CDC says about 69 million Americans are not as young at heart as they believe they are. You? ...CDC also provides more fun facts on Death Rate Estimates for Seven Conditions

Why not? Cross Country Opener Pairs Boys With Girls

Visit The New Yorker gym. Climbing/running stairs is invariably a lonely business. I've never found anyone interested in doing them with me. Never. Was delighted to hear Malcolm Gladwell and David Epstein, two favorite writers, do them together, 8000 steps in an hour. Truly awesome. ...Even more awesome. Alysia does stairs. ...Check out Haskell Canyon Stairs.

Elizabeth Nelson Wins Season Opener at Pepperdine.

Steve Magness: Science vs. Art of coaching- What actually is Science?

Just in. Cross Country results. Churchill High School in Eugene, a 3K on a course, in part, raced by Steve Prefontaine, when he won the the 1967 district championships. So we were racing in the steps of Pre. Mostly on the Churchill campus. With hills, sometimes on grass. An honest, no gimmie course. Male race results. ...Olympian Bridget Franek was in the female race. Nice lady. Very encouraging to all.

Posted by donmclean on 2015/9/1 12:34:11 (204 reads)

Rich Gonzalez/PrepCalTrack: Saugus boys ranked 29th in CA

Daily News: Monday Morning Run: A World Championships in 15 nouns

Why are Jamaicans so fast?

Master's women 7th, men 12th in pre season NAIA national rankings. The top men's team is Southern Oregon (in Ashland), featuring Beast monsters Dylan and Ryan Alexander.

Canada coach: "We kicked ass." Very unCanadian.

The end of walking. OK, you run, but do you, or anyone in your family, walk?

Must read. By Nicholas Thompson and Malcolm Gladwell. The Most Awesome Female Runner in the World ...Watch Ayana ass kicking here.

Does the average runner give a rip about USATF? ...Why do 99% of post high school/college runners race 5K and 10K road races, but never the nickel and dime on the track, let alone anything shorter? Or attend a track meet? ...Lon Richardson and Alysia Montano are the only SCV post college age runners I know who raced on the track this year.

Max King: Mountain Running 101 King is an ultra god, marathoner, and Olympic trials steepler. 5-6, 135, full time research chemist living in Bend, OR.

npr: To Thrive, Many Young Female Athletes Need A Lot More Food

Just when you begin to think you’re a hot shit. Meet: Emma ‘Grandma’ Gatewood, Historical Badass. ...We've ordered the book. Love that kind of stuff. She had way-more guts than you or Don.

PrepCalTrack ranks West Ranch boys 18th in CA. Link.

Posted by donmclean on 2015/8/31 4:23:53 (230 reads)

OMG: U.S. finishes World Championships with fewest medals since 2003. ..."Keep in mind for Rio that no U.S. man or woman has won Olympic gold in a track event longer than 400m since Dave Wottle‘s 800m title while wearing a cap at Munich 1972."

Saugus girls photos. ...From an upcoming Daily News cross country preview.

Devon Allen, a University of Oregon football player, won the 2014 NCAA and U.S. Outdoor Championships in the 110 hurdles. Best in the U.S., right? And then...Story.

Ashton Eaton, The Greatest Athlete on the Planet Earth

WSJ: Is America on the Wrong Track?

25-minute walk could add seven years to life

The Power of Teamwork

How's your form? Dathon Ritzenheim on video. Got the nipple-to-nipple thing down, but can a 70 year old learn to float?

Golden Valley senior Bianca Tinoco was the top high school female at the Crescenta Valley Summer Series Finale, covering the 3-mile Crescenta Valley Park course in 19:32. Video.

Darcy Arreola Lange is racing the Ventura Marathon. Top SCV ladies in marathoning are Lauren Fleshman in 4:31.87, Katrina Graham in 2:51.13, Mandy Larkin in 2:57.12. The standard for entry into the U.S. marathon trials is 2:43.

David Epstein/Pro Publica: The Human Reasons Why Athletes Who Dope Get Away With It

Posted by donmclean on 2015/8/30 13:21:03 (135 reads)

Another Dibaba in a sprint victory by one second. Link. In the hot and humid conditions, some Asian competitors accessorized in cold scarves.

Los Angeles and U.S. Olympic officials reach agreement on 2024 bid. Story.

No surprise. IAAF not using blood passport to full effect

Vin goes the distance. Story.

More disappointment today for the Americans at World Championships. Results. But gold in the final event.

Cross country this week.

Posted by donmclean on 2015/8/29 13:11:38 (218 reads)

How to Watch the World Championships: Day 8, August 29

Why Most Championship Distance Races are Slow

Read about The World’s Most High-Tech Tennis Coach. ...Alberto Salazar/Nike Oregon Project does this.

WSJ: U.S. World Championships Relay Team Won’t Include Bronze Medalist Tori Bowie. So why didn't she attend practices? ...Results.

Mobot 5000 results. Story here. Takes a drink in the first mile.

Ashton Eaton breaks decathlon world record, wins World Championship ...The Donald comments.

Bolt anchors 4 x 100 win. Video.

Bob Binnie provides time trial photos. The results are on Coach Welker's personal gizmo, obviously private, possibly already erased.

Posted by donmclean on 2015/8/28 13:42:02 (181 reads)

Latest results.

Ventura County, Calif., is the absolute most desirable place to live in America. Story. Really?

Must, totally fun read. Nicholas Thompson and Malcolm Gladwell on track. ...Earlier conversation here.

Shock win in the women's 200. Video. Third fastest in history.

Chill, Baby, Chill. Must have for a sizzling Foothill #1. Start working your Nike connection.

You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do. ~David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest. Why We Can't Get Over Ourselves

Kevin Sully provides perspective on the multi athletes, Ashton Eaton. Watch here. ...Seriously, where can a deserving old guy (seen my most recent 400?) get a cooling mask?

Breaking news from the Harvard Gazette. Understanding The IT Band. What are we doing to strengthen that?

If we worked together... The Bridge at Q’eswachaka

Posted by donmclean on 2015/8/27 11:11:51 (205 reads)

LetsRun has the story and results on Thursday morning at the World Championships.

A medicine ball might be the key to Mo Farah... Story.

NYT: Allyson Felix Is Back With a Better Sense of Limits, and Schedule Is One

Outside: Road or Trail? Why not both?

Deena Kastor: 5 Things No One Tells You About Running As You Get Older

KTLA on Drake Hougo, book lover and Saugus XC runner. Story and video. More from Drake in Comments.

U.S. consumers spend, on average, three hours and 40 minutes each day on their mobile devices. More. You?

For the strength of the pack is the wolf & the strength of the wolf is the pack. ~Rudyard Kipling, famous XC coach

7 Images That Changed The Outdoors Forever

Why Do I Get Wheezy When I Run Up Hills?

Today's results.

Destiny Collins Day In The Life: Great Oak XC Training Camp video.

Opinion: The 'Busy Trap"

Watch Allyson Felix

Posted by donmclean on 2015/8/26 12:59:19 (211 reads)

Q&A with Great Oak coach Doug Soles

NYT: American Coaches Have a Field Day, but for Other Countries

Montano falls. American men qualify for 5000 final. More.

Two Kenyans busted. Story.

Rudisha wins 800. Video.

Scientific American: Why People Oppose GMOs Even Though Science Says They Are Safe. Our Ohio farmer cousin says GMOs produce 30% more than non GMO. ...America feeds a hungry world, top exporter of corn, soybeans, and wheat.

Alex Hutchinson/New Yorker: Catching Athletes Who Dope.

Steve Magness writes: Dibaba's last 800m of the 1500m was 1:56.9. That would tie Eunice Sum for World #1 right now....Just let that sink in.

Steve Magness tip: Swimmers use 4x10m max sprints during warm up to improve 100m free times (post activation potentiation). More.

Worst traffic. LA gets second.

Watch the 400m Final Without Knowing the Results

Wednesday World Champs results. Coburn 5th in the steeple.


9/3 Canyon and Golden Valley @ Crescenta Valley Park
9/3 Saugus @ Palos Verdes High School
9/5 West Ranch @ Fastback Shootout, Mt. SAC
9/5 Hart @ Cool Breeze Invite, El Prado Golf Course, Chino
9/11 Hart @ Seaside, Ventura
9/12 Castaic Triathlon @ Lake Castaic
9/24 Foothill #1, Central Park

Jeff Clark has some outstanding pix from NXN and Tour of California.

WSJ: The Best Way to Cheer for Your Child

LetsRun has story and video on the women's steeple.

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