Hey, maybe Payton is clean, but the rest of the NFL is dirty. Story.
Having your ethics investigated by Roger Goodell is like being called ugly by a frog. ~Malcolm Gladwell
Hosting great track events ain't cheap. Story.
Alex Hutchinson/Sweat Science: Can Hot Baths Make You Faster? Some new fangled idea called adaptation.
Must Read. Q&A with Chris Fox. His Syracuse guys shocked all at NCAA D1 cross country. Shouldn't have. We saw them in force at D1 t&f champs. Nice guys.
New Year’s resolutions worth making
Pumping Iron Can Help You Live Longer. Could we just say healthy living/overall fitness is good, and leave it at that?
People who volunteer live longer. Story. Ditto for those who show gratitude.
Of the Santa Claritians, past and present, in the Oregon Track Club Masters, only Craig Godwin were Top Ten Individuals in 2015. Link. The Dons (Barrington and McLean) not there.
NYT: 15 Ways to Be a Better Person in 2016
WSJ: Measure Your Body Fat in the Office Parking Lot
MileSplit: California 2016 Outdoor Meets
Scientific American: Why Creativity is a Numbers Game
James "Doc" Counsilman was a great coach. The "X" Factor
Kurt “Tarzan” Searvogel is on pace to break the record for most miles biked in a year. See here and here.
Steve Magness: The Value of Moderate Training Days
David McNeill: Runners and Non-Runners: Can We Level With Each Other?
WSJ: The Rise of the NFL Cycling Nerd
Don's place in Pine Mountain Club was sold. So ends 40 years of property ownership in CA.
Three-year-old Desi Sorrelgreen’s favorite thing about his preschool is “running up hills.” Preschool Without Walls
Outside: Deadly Substances Are Lurking in Your Supplements
Real Clear Science: A New Potential Replacement for Body Mass Index
Jane E. Brody/NYT: Posture matters. The best running coaches are sticklers about posture, form, stretching and core work.
More on form here and here.
Cool video: Boston Athletic Association High Altitude Training Camp at Mammoth
Jay Johnson: Metabolic changes vs. Structural Changes
WSJ: Top 10 Health Issues of 2015
Great idea. Parkrun: Where your fellow runners cheer you on but still try to beat you
Alexi Pappas: Run Like Your Best 12 Year Old Selves
Matthew Syed: We betray our children by making them afraid to fail
What Professional Runners Do in the Off-Season
WSJ: German Kindergarten Campouts Test Helicopter Parents
Talent matters, but today's best athletes work harder, longer, and smarter. Better All The Time
Brendon Ayanbadejo, a 10-year NFL veteran and Super Bowl champion, provides a first-hand account of the cutting-edge medicine NFL players use to enhance performance and recovery. Video
More on Payton Manning/NFL. Here.
Video: Paper Is Not Dead
Q&A with Megan McCandless. Second at California state. Trains twice daily.
Roger Robinson: The Arduous Joy of Racing. ...When's your next race?
Daily Relay: The Monday Morning: Yelp reviews for 2015
Joe: The top 5 track meets I attended in 2015
Disgraced track star Tim Montgomery understands denial by Manning, others
Race The Mile. The Hayward Field all comers meets feature the Joggers' Mile. It's the most popular event. At least 50 folks of all ages and abilities compete. A yearly check-up, a marker to determine progress or deterioration. In a different century, the Santa Clarita Runners had mile races at their two annual all comers, and a downhill mile on Rockwell.
Living the Fitbit life.
Peyton Manning, Others Linked to PEDs
LAT: Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health
BBC: OK to let loose once in a while? All of yesterday's bad stuff is gone, eaten or trashed.
Must read. On big time college sports. Cesspool of Slime
Fitbit Charge HR. She had one. Now Don has one. Impressive. Doesn't lie.
NYT: The Wisdom of the Aged
Enjoy the family.
No computer, gizmos, games, television.
Live from Eugene, Bailey Miller on local reaction to Hayward Field Renovation Plan
Spikes: Best of Words of Wisdom
Dan Agnew/Signal: Fleshman and Montano leading the charge in cleaning up track and field
Good advice. Regress to a Better Mean
If Rocky 4 Happened For Real (30 for 30 Parody)
Why Ankle Injuries Can Have Long-Lasting Effects. Take care of your ankles. Protect them from injury. If injured, do the work prescribed by your M.D. and RPT. Until you don't need your ankles.
NFL can't remember promising to fund concussion research. Story.
NYT: Swimmer Rethinks Her Course After a National Breakthrough
Alex Hutchinson: Why Coaches Matter. ...And The best fitness tracker? Your brain
The science myths that will not die
NYT: Fit Body, Fit Brain and Other Fitness Trends. ...With all the holiday rush and stress, perhaps you missed the key phrase. ..."Japanese scientists found that the brains of fit older men were almost as efficient as the brains of young people."
Just in time! Dave Barry’s 2015 Year in Review
Steve Magness: The Dangers of Doing too Little- Why backing off can increase stress.
NYT: Drink to Your Health (in Moderation), the Science Says
WSJ: We Can Stop Doing Sit Ups
Cool look at the Hayward Field Renovation
Not cool. Russian doping scandal: Sebastian Coe faces new crisis over aide’s leaked email. ...Not nice. Coe/Davies/IAAF bully boys.