The Woman Who Took On Nike with Running Shorts
To boost your aerobic energy, is it better to run farther or faster? How to Maximize Your Mitochondria. Probably more of both, and more rest and recovery.
Flotrack weekly workout video: Fartlek. It sure helps to have training partners/friends to encourage/push/shame us along.
Alysia Montaño Calls Russian Runners “Robots”
Nike Is Granted Temporary Restraining Order
Seth Totten writes from Paris: My parents say I exercise too much while we travel. I say it's traveling faster. Started with a coffee on the Rue Clue, then under the Eiffel Tower over the Central Park where I loops past Rolland Garros (where they play the French open) then down the Champs Élysées a fast loop around the Louve (gotta get those KOMs) and finished at a bakery with a croissant in hand all before they were awake.
More on Nike vs. Berian at the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. Since Berian had already indicated he would not be competing before the Trials, the decision is really no big deal. It is typical for a judge to force discovery, getting the facts on the record, and hoping the parties will resolve it so he doesn't have to make a decision, especially if the facts indicated the 30 billion dollar (in 2015) gorilla in his town (Portland) is wrong. ...Interesting. The judge was nominated to the federal bench by George W. Bush AND Barack Obama. Link.
And more on Nike vs. Boris Berian. Story apparently written with the hearing transcript at hand.
LetsRun has the latest on Nike vs. Boris Berian here and here. Understandably distracted (distracked?), Berian has pulled out of some tune up races. Round 1 of the 800 Olympic Trials is July 1. ...In a locked WSJ story, we learn Berian, the World Indoor champ, might be forced to miss the Trials.
Some guy tweets: Three cheers to the company that touts Prefontaine as their inspiration while screwing a runner out of making a living. Pretty neat stuff.
Mario Fraioli: the morning shakeout
Preview Alexi Pappas movie: Tracktown
Tonight: Bob Dylan and Mavis Staples. Will be missing the Tuesday Night workout, only sorta. We're in a brief heat spell, temp today to 89 degrees.
Harvard: FDA targeting excess sodium foods
Science. Commando in bed?
Looking ahead at the Olympic Trials, Who's Hot, Who's Not? No mention of Alysia Montano.
Better than banana in a smoothie?
Nike plays hardball to keep its athletes. The original article in today's Wall Street Journal.
What Makes a Good Teacher? And coach.
Yes, Professional Runners Are Weak. No, I don't think so. Runners come in many sizes, including the barrel-chested sorts, and here I'm thinking of Chris Solinsky, Peter Snell, Dave Hartman, Brian Spangenberg... Alberto Salazar has his gang in the gym for many hours each week. ...Ryan Hall was a talented, graceful runner, and good guy too (adopting four Ethiopian young girls), but Meb has proven to be the better model, and he spends hours daily working on his core, strengthening, stretching, and cross training.
Join the Monday runners. Or something like it. And other, varied associations, disciplines. Avoid cliques, bitch only sessions.
Phoebe Wright: Courage Over Confidence
The True Cost of Being a World Class Athlete
Nike vs. Boris Berian is intimidation and sheer b.s. See here and here. There is no way the court will grant Nike's application for an injunction. In the kindest interpretation, Nike has overplayed its hand.
Nick Symmonds tweets: Here's a thought: agents and athletes, STOP signing any contract that contains reduction clauses. Let's make them obsolete.
Signal reports on state finalists Jeremiah Chow and Justin Gallegos
CA State Champs results.
Deadspin: Should There Be Testosterone Limits For Women In Athletics?
Sometimes it is not enough to do our best; we must do what is required. ~Winston Churchill
With a hat tip to Mike Kent, we learn and cheer Seth Totten's 4th place at the World Duathlon Championships
Ken Goe, ace track & field reporter in Portland, one of the few writers who can get Alberto Salazar on the line, nails it on the PR disaster that is Nike vs. Boris Berian
Love this. Deadspin on Nike vs. Boris Berian.
New research finds that higher body weight raises injury risk in minimalist shoes. Read.
Coaches are evaluating parents of recruits
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. ~Muhammad Ali
5 Common Psychological Habits that Lower Your IQ
Clean Out Your Pantry
LetsRun: The Week That Was
Nature? Nurture? We Are Asking the Wrong Question
Take a hike. Just Do262.com does Vasquez Rocks. Early morning is best.
Nike seeks immediate order to forbid Boris Berian from wearing New Balance gear. Story. Such relief is rarely granted. Nike admits he is not taking their money. And Berian says he is not under contract with New Balance. ...Nike, a 20+ billion dollar company, contends "irreparable harm" if...
Signal stories on Justin Gallegos and Jeremiah Chow
Steve Magness/Bradley Stulberg: Nurture your Nature
90-Year-Old WWII Veteran Serves Up Inspiring Bolder Boulder Finish. Fast or slow, you were born to run and race. We realized that as toddlers.
What is for you will not pass you, writes Leah O'Connor. Three time NCAA champion. Fourth best American steepler in 2015. More.
Study. Kids who read books earn way-more as adults. Read.
Kids and concussions. Story. Especially for kids, a concussion is serious stuff. I was involved in medical malpractice claims. Nothing against PCPs, but I'd take my kid to a hospital ER.
Bad Energy Bar Ingredients.
Jamaica's Nesta Carter Fails 2008 Retest. Jamaica won the gold medal and set a world record in the 4X100. Jamaica did the same in the 2012 Olympics, again with Mr. Carter. ...Which reminds me, when will Alysia Montano get her Olympic and World Championships medals? Justice delayed is justice denied.
Q&A with Emma Coburn. ....More. 10 Steps to the American Record.
Most mistakes in a race are made in the first two minutes, perhaps in the very first minute. ~Jack Daniels, exercise physiologist and coach
Sara Soltani hired to lead Wildcats cross-country team. Story.
NYT: Yoga May Be Good for the Brain
NYT: American Death Rate Rises for First Time in a Decade. ...A friend/Eugene manufacturer says his landlord is offering him good money to break the lease. Landlord can get so much more leasing to pot growers, a legal activity here.
Do Sports Make Us Stupid?
Don't Run a Marathon. ...Perhaps, but time spent not-running is not always time-spent-well.
Jason Gay/WSJ: Is ‘American Ninja Warrior’ the Future of Sports?
Mostly, runners are friendly. Survey.
Just because you run doesn’t mean you’re in shape, or not due for yet another injury. Read this and that.
Seb Coe: It is delusional to say London 2012 was the dirtiest Olympics Games ever
Mario Fraioli: the morning shakeout
Cheers for Karis Frankian, Michael Sciarra, and Josh Sherfey
Watch Cheetah Run With a GoPro On Its Back. Cheetah tip of the day. Don't be moving your head around. ...Unless, of course, you're running with cars.
The Oregon Track Club Masters workout in Read More. ...Video on Henricks Hell.
Dylan Alexander ran 14:4.31 in the 5000 at NAIA, 3rd overall. Last year he won. Was unable to train due to injuries for about 11 months.
Ken Goe asks, Has the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency dropped the Oregon Project investigation?
Fitbit weekly totals: 78,275 steps, 181 floors, 38.34 miles, 13,828 calories
Support/attend the Santa Clarita Shakespeare in the Park. It's such a sweet, magical, delightful play, you would think it was one of his last, but was in the first half of his canon. ...Take the kids. ...Don was an English major.
Video du jour: Dignified Transfers
VA secretary compares wait times to Disneyland
Now reading: Tribe.
Fun video: The Fosbury Flop
More video. David Epstein: Are Athletes Really Getting Faster, Better, Stronger?