Beware sports nutrition supplements. ...Consider rat poison.
How were we doing 10 years ago?
NYT: Why Is the Country’s Most Dominant Distance Runner Not in Rio?
Emma Coburn on running trails.
Sprinters Should Start Fast; Everyone Else Should Finish Fast
American Heart Association says, "Sit less, move more." ...Or as mom said, "Go play outdoors."
Always Get The Bigger Pizza. And share it.
Is it Better to Walk or Run in the Rain?
Breaking news. Why beach volleyball players wear bikinis at the Olympics
The Mountain Lions of Los Angeles
Unlike many young athletes, (Ashton) Eaton was competition-averse. When her son was in middle school, Roz Eaton said, she was summoned to the school and told that her son was throwing races and had a poor attitude. If it continued, he would not be permitted to compete at a district track meet. “He didn’t want to keep winning because nobody else had an opportunity to win when he competed,” she said. “It took us a while to figure it out.” More.
Is there a better American distance runner than Evan Jager?
Best 85 year old racer ever. Ed Whitlock.
Ella, my 10 year old granddaughter, is a good hill climber.
Ken Goe on Evan Jager.
Abbey D'Agostino has suffered a torn ACL, meniscus tear and MCL strain. Will not run Friday's Olympic 5k final
Meb, Lagat, and the Secret to Running Forever
Tompson & Gladwell: The Brilliance of Bolt, Mo, and Van-Niekerk
This Great-Grandmother Coaches An Olympic Champion...
What does it take to break a world record at the Olympics?
the morning shakeout
Being Unfit Nearly as Harmful as Smoking
Berian already plotting Olympic return
Ya gotta love Abbey D'Agostino
WSJ: Why Olympians Shatter Records in Swimming but Not Track
Things I Said I Did, But Did Not Actually Do
Canyon at The Beast
For Women Runners, There’s Always One Huge Concern
The Secret of Jamaica’s Runners
Brad Stulberg: How Exercise Shapes You, Far Beyond the Gym
Yesterday we hiked on the McKenzie River Trail. It's very popular with the MTB crowd. And there's an annual marathon on the trail. Lovely. Also spent about two hours in some hot springs nearby. Thoroughly smoothed out at day's end.
IOC to keep pushing for doping lifetime ban. Really?
Immigration Makes America Great at Rio
Preview today in Rio
Hart grad Ervin wins gold in 50 free (again) ...More about coach Steve Neale. A good guy and talented runner. For a while he ran 3.5 hours, and 24 miles with the Sunday morning gang, starting at 5 AM.
Malcolm Gladwell/Nicholas Thompson: Caster Semenya and the Logic of Olympic Competition
LetsRun on Anaya, Huddle...
Just finished For the Glory: Eric Liddell's Journey from Olympic Champion to Modern Martyr. Perhaps you found Liddell a bit of a prig in Chariots of Fire. Not so here in this terrific, deeply researched, unbiased account of a truly good man.
The fight to cheat death is hotting up
California-based medalists face bonus tax when they return home
More on Anthony Ervin
Too Many Public Colleges are Dropout Factories
Long-Distance Running’s Loss of Innocence. Tonight is the men's 10,000. Will we again see some crazy fast times?
COC #6 results.
Dave Barry in Rio.
Olympic track & field starts today. Schedule.
Kevin Sully: Guide to the women's running events
Who Is the Katie Ledecky of Running?
Rio track & field results.
Jesus is my doping, says Almaz Ayana after 10,000m world record
Hey, dude. At comparable ages, your dad kicks your ass. Consider.
Total dude. Michael Phelps and his Swim Cap
Ya gotta love Kristin Armstrong
Good reads on Brenda Martinez and Evan Jager
Play minigames to test your ability at core Olympic skills. Armchair Olympian
WSJ: What Teens Need Most From Their Parents
Olds R Us
Oregon's 30 Best Swimming Holes. ...We especially like Oregon Hot Springs.
Scientific American: No One Wins Gold for Practicing the Most ...We practice the 10,000 daily steps rule.
Stulberg/Gladwell: Demystifying Intuition
Pics: Behind the Scenes at the US Olympic Track & Field Trials.
Michael J. Joyner: Age and Elite Athletic Performance
The First Americans hiked on the Pacific Coast Trail (PCT).
LetsRun previews Olympic Men's 10,000
World-Class 5K Times at Age 67
Scientific American: East African Olympians’ Advantage May Be More Than Physical. ...Think of the running culture, or lack of it, at your local high schools. Why are some schools consistently winners or losers?
Steve Magness: It’s time to forget the clock and get back to what makes racing interesting: competition.
How do Olympic athletes pay the electric bill?
Team USA’s Old-Timers Aren’t Dead Yet
Terrific podcast: The Big Man Can't Shoot
Kevin Sully: Guide to the Olympics: Women's running events