Lets Run: The Week That Was – The Worlds That Were
New York Times: What Running Can Do for the Heart
PrepCalTrack: Southern Section Leaders
Billy Mills: Twenty Seconds of Pain
Bill Bolden/West Ranch: SCV Invitational Photos
Sally McCrae, the newest recruit to Nike's Elite Trail Team, talks about speed work, core strength, and why parenthood is not an excuse. Here.
What does Phoebe Wright and her chums talk about while on a training run? Read.
Wired: Lance Armstrong’s Fuel Guru Reboots. His Quest? Kill Gatorade
Chris Bennett, xc coach at Christian Brothers Academy, one of the best teams in the U.S., writes: Warning! Read Before Running!
npr: The Ragged Edge: A Runner Chasing Greatness Finds His Muse He missed qualifying for the Olympic marathon trials by one second. Will keep trying.
Jim Ryun, maybe best prep ever, talks about his training in the 60s. Video.
For sure, best 39 year old around, Bernard Lagat doesn't lift, take supplements, and has zero interest in the marathon. Read.
Breaking news. We were born to run in different ways. Link.
Yesterday we posted on Steven Wampler, a most inspirational fellow. Paul Broneer agrees. He writes: I met Stephen Wampler last night at my church. A showing of his
award winning film titled Wampler’s Ascent was shown and he did a Q and A with an audience of about 400 people
after the film. He is simply inspiring! The youtube video you linked is from the film. He produced it himself and his
wife directed it. A friend of mine helped with the editing. If you ever get a chance to see it, I highly recommend it.
What if Alberto Salazar was a high school coach? Video. OK, but here's the thing. He hasn't coached thousands of high school runners over many years. Maybe your kid's coach knows better...
Alan Abrahamson argues that track meets are too long, too busy, and need showmanship, fireworks, and rock music. Link. More like a Lakers game, I guess.
I think we're all in awe of Darcy Arreola Lange, the best runner ever out of CSUN. Save one. Jacqueline Hansen. She won Boston and held the world record for the marathon, first woman ever under 2:40.
Paul Broneer: 2014 Foothill Bests
Watch the World’s 800m Final Without Knowing the Result: Video More here.
Should you run on soft surfaces? Video.
Steven Wampler, with cerebral palsy, climbed El Capitan. Story. ...Video here.
World Indoor Champs review and analysis: The Monday Morning Run - Daily Relay
Just for laughs. Frenzy of the Court Storm
Cheers for Russ (76) and Chris Sidles (77). They have finished every Los Angeles Marathon, which started in 1986.
Brando: Foothill League Track Preview: Girls 800m
SCV Invitational results.
Paul Broneer/Canyon photos.
Bob Binnie/West Ranch photos
DyeStatCAL has updated its California elite listings here.
How does Ashton Eaton, world's best athlete, train for distance? Link.
COC (Canyons) was at the Cerritos Multi School Classic on 3/7/14. Results.
World Indoor Champs results. ...Lets Run reviews the men's 3000. ...Brief look at the race here. ...Scored as a cross country/team race, USA wins with 6, Ehthiopia with 8, Kenya with 10.
This Eaton couple is really good. More here. Role models for us all.
Dr. Frank Jobe, a man for all time
... track athletes are not of the Richard Sherman school of public relations—they're quiet and undemonstrative ...in simplistic terms, a classful of underweight, underpaid geeks getting stuffed into lockers while the principal looks the other way. When A Famed Nike Coach Tried To Steal A Race, A Track Protest Was Born.
A bit over-the-top, and Al Sal/Nike are not the devil, but... A fun read. Things will get better. ...Another dish. Inside a Nike Family Fued
Lets Run: An Insiders Account of Day 1
We don't go to the Huffington Post for reliable information. And this is anonymous and unsourced. And unsettling, having just downed a big breakfast. 9 Disgusting Things You Didn't Know You've Been Eating Your Whole Life
World Indoor Champs, Day 2, results.
Wall Street Journal: Ironman? Yes, You Can
Pain and suffering are not just incidental elements of the sporting life: they are at the centre of every game No pain, no game.
I talk regularly with both Salazar and Schumacher. I don't claim that either shares his innermost thoughts with me, but it's never been my impression that the relationship is a feud. ~Ken Goe. More.
Jim McClain provides Canyon v. Burroughs photos.
Canyon prevails at Burroughs. Link.
New York Times: Why High-Impact Exercise Is Good fo Your Bones
NCAA D-1 runner sues NCAA over concussions. Story. It's a class action lawsuit on her behalf and others similarly situated. Prediction. If the suit is allowed to go forward, the plaintiff attorneys will get half of any settlement. The defense attorneys will be very well paid. It will not go to trial.
Should you take an ice bath? Video.
Good luck watching the World Indoor Champs.
Would you interrupt your race to thank a vet? Link.
SCV Invitational @ Canyon ...See Read More
COC @ Eight-Way Meet, Cerritos College
Please don't touch my ___ today. Ouch Maps
World Indoor results. Some upsets, good and bad.
Early results from Brando:
- Junior Brian Zabilski 4:32 1,600m/2:00 800m/9:32 3,200m triple
- Junior Sabrina Janes 5:05 1,600m/2:18 800m/58.8 400m split
- Junior Samantha Ortega 5:10 1,600m/11:04 3,200m double
- Sophomore Ashley Heys 5:18 1,600m/11:07 3,200m double
BURBANK VS. VALENCIA DUAL:
- Freshman Kaylee Thompson 5:19 1,600m/11:33 3,200m double
Q&A with Magdalena Lewy Boulet. Miler. Marathoner. Ultramarathoner. Coached by Jack Daniels, a proponent of treadmill hills.
Good read. About a real life Coach Carter. Link. And real life.
Eric Sowinski workout video.
Poppin' ibuprofen? Vitamin I
The World Health Organization is again urging people to lower the amount of sugar they eat. Story.
Excerpt. Sh*t My Dad Says. Delivered to the Kindle yesterday. Read by Don and his lady. Laughter throughout the day.
Runner's World: Eight Reasons to Sip on Coffee
Moorpark Tri Meet results.
1. You've described your USA XC Champs results as "pretty poor." How far were you from your expectations? And why?
I was pretty disappointed with my performance at US XC. My legs felt very tired from the gun and I just had no energy. It was one of those races where I thought I was ready to run fast, but my legs weren't under me. I wanted to finished in the top 10 and race well, but instead I was only with the lead pack for about a mile. After speaking with my coach, I think that my body is still adjusting to living and training at altitude.
2. By now you've had time to discuss with your coach, Andrew Kastor, and put the race in perspective. What did you learn, the negative and the positive?
I learned that there are some things that you just can't rush. I wish I was fully adapted to living at 8,000 feet by now, but that isn't the case. I just need to be patient and take training one day at a time. I'm also learning what it feels like to race with the elites every race. During college, I would hit a couple big races during a season and some races that weren't as competitive. Now, every race is a big race and very competitive so I am adjusting to that mindset too. I know that God is with me and will lead me through every obstacle that I encounter, so I'm over the past and excited for what God has in store for me in the future.
3. What is the day in the life of John Gilbertson?
I wake up at 7:00 to eat some peanut butter toast, read my Bible, and get ready for my run. I live in a condo with the rest of the guys on the Asics Mammoth Track Club and we walk to Mammoth Creek Park to meet for practice at 8:00. After the morning run, I'll eat my breakfast, shower up, and take a nap. When I wake up, I still lay around and rest up before my 2nd run. Usually, I'll text and e-mail people to keep in touch with my friends and family back home and read my Bible some more. Also, I get a massage 5 times a month to help recover from the training. After my 2nd run, we have gym work twice a week which consists of a little bit of weight training, stretching, and drills. On the days where there is no gym, I just fix up dinner and maybe watch a movie at night with my teammates before bed. My life is basically eating, sleeping, and running and it's awesome!
4. What are the races on your schedule in 2014? Focused on the 10,000 or what?
I'm running in the US 15k Champs on March 15th in Jacksonville, FL. After that, I'll be starting up a track season that will probably include races like Mt. SAC, Peyton Jordan, and Oxy High Performance. I still need to discuss the season with my coach so nothing is final yet. After that, I might take a trip to Europe for some fast track races there in the summer time. In the fall, I'll be training and racing in half marathons. So my race distances are going to vary, but I'm getting faster every day and I'll be ready for each race that I enter.
5. This time next year you hope to be...?
This time next year, I hope to be a bigger name in US distance running and be known as one of the top in the US. I will be fighting for that every day so that I can continue to use the talents that the Lord has given me to praise Him and give Him glory. To me, who I am as a person is more important than the goals that I have achieved. So by this time next year, my main goal is to be more loving, patient, and humble than I am now.
Ken Goe/Oregonian: USA Track & Field and the TFAA are talking about the Albuquerque DQs, and that is good for everybody
10 big questions for the World Indoor Champs.
Nancy Clark: Old Sports Nutrition Myths Debunked. Until next week.
Saugus competes today at the Moorpark Tri Meet. Cowboys at Burroughs tomorrow.
Funny. Kara Goucher Sponsorship Decision Flowchart
Lovely and thought-provoking. Open Door to Solitude. But what is Mike Kent's dog doing in the movie? ...With the recent drenching, SCV will soon have some green, green hills for your long and lonely runs. ...Consider the San Francisquito Mtwy/Tapia Canyon area. You can see it on Google Maps. Good for mountain biking and hikes too.
More on the incredible Kayla Montgomery
Another look at the amazing Kayla Montgomery. For Runner With M.S., No Pain While Racing, No Feeling at the Finish
Steve Magness/Science of Running: Why Breakthroughs can be dangerous? The Set Point Theory of Fatigue
They'd run with us if not for the bad knees. Dunk Now, Pay Later: Elite College Players May Suffer In Middle Age
Long Beach Poly ninth-grade sprint sensation Lauren Williams, who had established a then-nation-leading indoor time of 24.38 seconds for 200 meters in Idaho last month, is no longer part of Poly's famed track and field program. Story.
We should seek to disprove, rather than prove our beliefs. Link. Check your history and ego at the door. For more, read this.
Have downhills been your downfall? Link.
What an ultramarathoner and scientist learned in the woods about running. Bernd Heinrich: The Natural. While he has written some of the best running books, there is little there on how to improve your 5K PR. They go deeper than that.
Fun story. Grandpa, the College Wrestler
The village of Bekoji, in the highlands of Ethiopia, has produced long-distance runners who’ve won 16 Olympic medals in 20 years. What explains this remarkable success? Little Town of Champions
Ken Goe gives a thumbs down for linking athletes to failed drug tests without any evidence. See here. Movie link here.