Posted by donmclean on 2015/3/9 4:32:07 (272 reads)

National Geographic: Yosemite Climbers on Dealing with Their New-Found Fame. Video. Dream large.

Paul Broneer updates 2015 Foothill Bests

Independent: 'Plucky' doesn't begin to describe the radically driven Paula Radcliffe

Cool pics from the European Indoor Championships

International Cycling Union blasted for protecting Lance. NYT story. The like would never happen with the NFL, NBA, MLB, NCAA...

Jordan Hasay: Nothing Is Impossible

Julia Webb believes. Crushing It While Pregnant

Steve Magness: Resetting your set point- Changing perspectives to get to the next level

Oldie-but-goodie. In 3 parts. About Ian Dobson. ...Loved that bit about his time on the PCT. 14 days ago, Don was at that spot where Ian quit. Ian jumped into Don's first race at Hayward Field, an all comers combo 3000/5000. (He won.) Now divorced from Julia, he leads a free and weekly track workout in Eugene. 60-80 runners show up -kids, slugs, swifts, et al.

8 things successful people do NOT do every day

Typical Ian Dobson coached Thursday evening workout in Read More. ...Jeff Sather coaches the OTC Masters on Tuesdays. Tomorrow's workout is in Comment #4

Ken Goe/The Oregonian gives a tip of the hat to Julia Lucas.

Daily Relay: The Monday Morning Run. Don't miss the Christopher Taylor video.

ESPN: UCI chief: Doping 'endemic' in cycling

Running Times: Disagree With Your Coach? Here’s What to Do

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Posted by donmclean on 2015/3/8 14:11:56 (81 reads)

Joseph Tan has Tri Meet (West Ranch) photos.

Watch Chris Low run the fastest outdoor 800 in 2015. Here.

Low gear? 4 Reasons to Sprint.

SCV Invite results. And photos.


Posted by donmclean on 2015/3/7 12:09:47 (331 reads)

Canyon, Hart, and Golden Valley will compete today at the SCV Invitational. Heat Sheets

Bill Bolden has Thousand Oaks Tri-Meet photos. Girls. And boys.

Joe Friel/Competitor: The Case for High-Intensity Training for Older Runners. Sound advice. Competitor describe's Friel as "America’s leading endurance sports coach." Who knew?

Brando's Foothill League Track Bests

Canyons competes today at the Cal-State Los Angeles Invitational.

BuzzFeed: 32 Exhilarating Moments Every Runner Lives For

Research needed. How many of the homeless were football players? Read.

University of Oregon faculty are redoubling efforts to persuade the athletic ­department to share a little of its largess with the university at large. Story. Great idea with zero chance to happen. Salaries indicate your relative importance. The football coach gets about 3.5 million per year. The UO president gets about $500,000.

CSLA Invitational (Canyons, Grace Zamudio, Brando) resuts

Don Green Invitational (Valencia) results

Julia Lucas on the memorable race at the 2012 Olympic Trials. One of the favorites, she took off early because she lacked a killer finish. And rigged in the stretch. Read. We were there along with other Santa Claritians. ...Race results. You'll notice Lauren Fleshman was last. She had been running great, and then ran a marathon and got injured. Worked like hell on the comeback, swimming and Ellipitigo, and got into the prelims. Raced her heart out and qualified for the final.

Chris Low wins the 800 at the Cal Opener. Results.


Posted by donmclean on 2015/3/6 5:32:37 (223 reads)

Runner's World: How Alysia Montaño Won a National Title Six Months After Giving Birth

Flashback. Just stumbled across Pump Up The Volume, on the Ovations channel, filmed on the Saugus High School campus c. 1990 (in the movie it's called Hubert H. Humphrey High School, located in Arizona). Primarily intended for a high school audience, it wasn't a profitable venture. Kinda stupid, as a matter of fact. Still fun to see, especially because it showed my old neighborhood, the area, and the model six house exactly like the one I lived in at 22114 Pamplico, though in the movie it shows the angst-ridden teen hero going down to his cave in the basement, and there were no basements in that tract. Are there any basements in Saugus?

Bob Binnie provides West Ranch photos from the tri meet with Santa Monica at Thousand Oaks. Here. Results here.

Canyon dominates at Burroughs. Results. Bro's photos.

5 Reasons To Do Planks Every Day

Time: The 50 Healthiest Foods of All Time (With Recipes)

iRunFar: Sponsorship And Prize Money: Gender Inequality In Endurance Sports

Asker Jeukendrup: Altitude effects on endurance performance

HuffPost: Walking Orange County.

This weekend, soon, some day. With your honey. Hike Placerita Canyon and Los Pinetos. Photos. ...Thanks JustDo262/Steve Matsuda. ...OK, how 'bout just around the neighborhood?

Outside: Will Our Fitness Data Be Used Against Us?

Age may slow our pace, but it doesn’t change the joy we can experience on a run. More.

What Foothill boys teams score in the CA power ratings? Oddly, it has nothing to do with what Foothill boys teams are the strongest.


Posted by donmclean on 2015/3/5 14:59:31 (69 reads)

Saugus @ Palos Verdes results. Julia Ochoa has photos.

Jim Spivey, three time Olympian, gives advice to young milers.

NYT: The Firefighter Workout

Jay Johnson: I want to be a college track and field coach.

A 250 lb football player, running 15 mph, has more kinetic energy than a bullet fired from an AK-47 rifle. ~Neil deGrasse Tyson

Runner's World: More Than 200 Middle School Students Finish Arizona Half Marathon. ...Support SOAR

‘Dear Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’: A Boston bombing survivor’s letter to the man who maimed her

WSJ: Worried About Heart Defects, Some NCAA Schools Take Action. Why not leave the decision up to the kid/parents and the kid's doctor?

Paul Broneer: Foothill Bests updated.

Alan Garcia has Valencia @ Burbank photos.


Posted by donmclean on 2015/3/4 12:38:56 (174 reads)

If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always got. ~Coach Mark Twain

MileSplit: SS Girls Returning Rankings

Fun and touching story about Zamperini rival. Don Lash remembered as more than an Olympian

LetsRun: Week That Was

Rossi Relays photos.

Jim McClain provides Canyon v. Crescenta Valley photos.

Excellent: Leaving and Cleaving.

Flotrack: Workout Wednesday: 3x400 with Loxsom & Wieczorek

NYT: Mary Cain Is Growing Up Fast

Woman hiker, 65, and cyclist in trail rage clash. Story.


Posted by donmclean on 2015/3/3 13:00:00 (190 reads)

Breaking news! Treadmill performance predicts mortality. Link. Beast performance might work just as well.

We were waiting for this. The Story Behind Shannon Rowbury's Eye-Catching Lipstick

XC isn't so much about running as it is about developing strength of character, camaraderie & a sense of accomplishment. ~ Dave Ross

Your guide to Eugene.

Oiselle: Race Day Prep: 5 Tips From Lauren Wallace

Jay Johnson: Ingredients for 1,600m success

Jay Johnson/Nike video: Hurdle Mobility. Guessing your first two thoughts. I can't do that. I should do that. ...Third thought. Will I live longer if I do that?

SNL video: Say What You Wanna Say

OK, I wanna say:

1. Every school track/xc program needs a web site, with the schedule, roster, photos, and results. The kids, parents, and fans deserve it.

2. If hosting an event, you must provide timely and accurate results. Every participant. Every event.

3. We're all in this together. We all need to pay back. Help however you can.

To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. ~Aristotle

NYT: ‘Where Are You in Your Journey of Life?’

In our time-conscious athletics world we sometimes forget that a championship — hell, any race – is first and foremost a competition amongst athletes, not simply a time trial. ~Toni Reavis. More.

Interested in the Oregon Track Club Newsletter? If so, click here. Former Santa Claritians are on display. Don and sweetie in photo on page five. Not so far away, the guy in a green shirt, is Andrew Wheating. Craig Godwin can be seen on the next page.

Tonight's Oregon Track Club Masters workout in Read More.

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Posted by donmclean on 2015/3/2 4:12:05 (274 reads)

Watch Alysia Montano win the 600m USA Indoor Championship. Perchance you were wondering. She has the AR in 1:23.59, set in 2013. Tough break for Ajee Wilson, but it may take her another year or more to run through Alysia, obviously the best distance runner ever out of SCV.

Cas Loxom breaks 600m American Record. Story. This guy really looks good.

Today/NBC reports on Fayetteville-Manlius and Bill Aris

Canyon @ Crescenta Valley results.

Paul Broneer provides Foothill Bests.

Read about West Point's natural born thriller. Her name is Kelsey Minato.

The Atlantic: Vitamin B.S.

Calif. Jumps from 19th to 9th Friendliest State for Cyclists. Yeah?

Deek's Quarters. Track work for marathoners.

'McFarland, USA' film revives long-buried memory for runner. Here.

Daily Relay: The Monday Morning Run


Posted by donmclean on 2015/3/1 4:52:36 (236 reads)

Canyons @ WSC North results.

Unofficial results has Canyon boys (65-62) and girls (81-40) beating Crescenta Valley. ...Bro's photos.

Austin O'Neil wins the mile in 4:04.37 at the MPSF Indoor Championships. Jenna Vincej wins her 400 heat in 55.85. Lizzy Nelson goes 17:08.77 in the 5000, with Stephanie Bulder following in 17:15.68 . Results.

Ajee v. Alysia tomorrow. Face off.

The Cult of Busy.

Master's at Rossi Relays story. ...Results.

NYT: Running in Central Park. Story and photos.

Brando previews Foothill boys 3200.

Jay Johnson: The Runner's Stop Doing List

Santa Clarita @ Phoenix Marathon. Cheers for...

Chris Louie 3:07:29
Greg Garman 3:07:34
Dennis Olsen 3:12:45
Kevin McSweeney 3:14:10
Nigel Toates 3:24:46
Mandy Larkins 3:26:55

Next month, Chris, Greg, Dennis, and Kevin are going R2R2R.

Excellent: Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite. Best, most disturbing book I've read in months. A non fiction 1984.


Posted by donmclean on 2015/2/28 13:28:46 (152 reads)

NYT: Training for Triathlons at an Older Age. Old news, as MDK would note, but a growing and smart trend. Many of our runner friends do the training for the fitness/health benefits, , but not the tri racing. With noticeably less injuries.

Tri Lauren: Here. And here. And here.

Toni Reavis: Friday In The Park With Meb. Unlike most of us, he actually does his drills.

Jay Johnson has a five minute, post run drill session. Core X. ...Maybe we need to give ourselves a rule. No coffee, beer, wine, gizmo, or TV until we're done 5 or 10 minutes a day of drills.

Some guy: The Fallout from Lance's Tour de Fib

LetsRun: Why Was Drug Cheat Hamza Driouch Training (with Mo Farah) In Ethiopia? Who Supplied the 17 Year Old Doper?

Jesse Squire/Daily Relay: The Weekend's Best Matchups

Centro's priorities... girls and gold.


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