Posted by donmclean on 2017/9/24 19:00:22 (33 reads)

Reporting this week from the Wallowa Lake Lodge.

Two from Toni Reavis. Mother Nature Says Nein In Berlin. ...And Going Soft.

Huh. The Bible Marathon. Who knew?

How To Be Awesome And not suck.


Posted by donmclean on 2017/9/23 1:51:47 (15 reads)

Are Physical Limits All in Our Heads?

The Problem with the Berlin Marathon

Think Big

There Is No One Way to Live a Good Life. ...Don't overthink or moralize the Berlin Marathon.

PrepCalTrack: CIF-State Rankings. Saugus leads West Ranch, boys and girls. ...Foothill #1 on 9/26 at Central Park.

How Can We Know What is True? And What Is BS? ...Can a concept be explained in plain English, without any technical jargon? ...Keep asking why, saying that you don't understand. ...I read Walter Isaacson's massive (675 pages) bio on Einstein figuring he could explain the theory of relativity in terms even an idiot or child could understand. And he did.

The Race Before Your Race. And other stories of interest to runners in the New York Times.

Berlin race report

The simultaneous beauty and frustration of running is that we’ll never know how much conditions cost today, just like we can’t know what the various strategies were worth in Monza in May. But one thing I feel confident about - sub-2 is a long way off in authentic conditions. ~Ross Tucker, The Science of Sport


Posted by donmclean on 2017/9/22 1:31:03 (77 reads)

Mt. SAC stadium/2020 Olympic trials in jeopardy.

Scientists dissect the reasons behind sudden cardiac death in triathlons. Mostly males over 40.

On the other foot, House-cleaning, walking to work, staves off death. Only 30 minutes a day.

What Was That Noise Outside The Tent? Will it kill you?

SI: Fittest 50. Requires more than 30 minutes a day.

Fun read: A High-End Mover Dishes on Truckstop Hierarchy, Rich People, and Moby Dick

Eliud Kipchoge's Training Log. ...Berlin weather. About 10 degrees too warm?


Posted by donmclean on 2017/9/21 2:54:34 (13 reads)

Spikes profiles Elid Kipchoge, The Boss Man. Thoughtful, disciplined, and a reader of books.

Flotrack: Who Is Most Likely To Break The Marathon World Record In Berlin?

Smarter Path to Sports Excellence

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. ~Lao Tzu

The Economist: The Future of Healthcare

The Week That Was

Do You Recover From Workouts More Slowly in Middle Age?


Posted by donmclean on 2017/9/20 2:19:08 (15 reads)

Inerts. Thru-hike your city, any city. ...Try this. Train to L.A. Do Olvera Street. Chinatown. Museums. Central Library. Lunch at the Biltmore. Or the recently renovated Clifton's cafeteria. Drinks/dinner at the revolving restaurant at the top of the Bonaventure.

Life Lessons from the World's Most Extreme Cyclists

Steve Magness video: XC Workout - 4 miles of 600s at 10K pace alternating with 600s at steady pace

Gotta love cross country.

10 Best Fitness Classes for Runners. ...I faithfully attended pilates class, a hour twice weekly, for 1 1/2 years. It helped keep me injury free. As would most of the others. Major benefit of classes is that if you pay the money, mostly likely you will attend and get the benefits.

New high school coach in town. Credentials include being the fastest U.S. marathoner ever.

Toni Reavis: Berlin's Dream Race. ...On TV in Oregon, NBCSN, midnight to 3 AM.



Posted by donmclean on 2017/9/18 3:52:46 (119 reads)

Must read. The Rise of Syracuse. ...No mention of the Syracuse women. They're good. Predicted to be third in Big East Conference.

Q&A with Emma Coburn. World steeple champion.

The Condition That's Quietly Sidelining Female Athletes

The Master's University XC Invitational is on 9/30/17 at Central Park. Details in Comments.

Be like Beethoven, Goethe, Dickens, Darwin, and Steve Jobs. Take a hike!

Get a coach.

Hunger isn’t in your stomach or your blood-sugar levels. It’s in your mind – and that’s where we need to shape up.

A midday jolt of caffeine isn't as powerful as walking up and down some stairs. Study.

Scientific American on lengthening your telomeres—and perhaps your life. How to Control Aging


Posted by donmclean on 2017/9/16 6:18:14 (29 reads)

"Toughen Up" Tips from Brenda Martinez

Remember Boris Berian? Trains with Brenda at Big Bear. We witnessed a big win at the 2016 World Indoor Champs. Was in the finals at Rio. Hasn't raced this year. Has achilles problem. Now 24.

NYT: BQ, Fats over Carbs, etc.

John McPhee, 86, is still one of the best non-fiction writers around.
Example. ...More on McPhee.

Why One Cardiologist Has Drunk His Last Diet Soda

Steve Magness: Form: How It Feels Is More Important than How it Looks

Bruce Chatwin: One of the Last Great Explorers.
And travel writers. In Patagonia and The Songlines being his best.

NYT: Amish and the cell phones

Toni Reavis asks, Are we going soft?

Steve Magness: Ask "Why" Five Times

Outside: 40 years of advice.


Posted by donmclean on 2017/9/9 2:37:08 (116 reads)

Jenny Simpson’s ‘old-school’ training

A Quest to Find the Formula for Perfect Fitness

The Benefits of Solitude

Final Sprints video

Funny Running

Fun rant: The NFL Is Back and So Are the 15 Reasons It Is a Complete Disaster

Saugus shines at PV Mini. ...Ditto Foothill teams at Cool Breeze

It's Tuesday. Today and for the next few days I'm at Mohican State Park. It's a cousin reunion. 11 of us, ages 69-79. Until this year, Don was the only runner. What a shock to find cuz Ellie, 74, is now a runner. We did a walk-run together. She wants to do a 5K soon.

NYT: Get up. Move. Every 30 minutes. Revised definition of being fully alive.

Outside: 27 Best Running Tips of All Time

On Thursday we attended a stock auction and shopped at Lehman's, both primarily Amish enterprises in Kidron, Ohio. ...The Amish are resourceful, sharp, and friendly.

I gave up coffee...


Posted by donmclean on 2017/9/8 3:08:19 (100 reads)

More Fat, Less Carbs?

Psst. Hey, buddy. Creatine!!! Supercharge your carbs.

David Brooks: In Praise of Equipoise

Steve/Brad: Calm Determination and the Perils of Pseudo-Teaching

Ibuprofen Can Stunt Muscle Growth

A Brutal Competition, Island to Island, in Sweden

Video: This Is a Generic Millennial Ad

Supplements most likely to send you to the emergency room.i ...See slideshow on diet supplements.

Are You Supplementing Yourself to Death?

Jenny Simpson and The Art of Racing

Insane. The World's Hardest Endurance Race. It's in Southern California.

Tully Runners is a New York based site with a good record on the prep cross country scene. Check out their pre-season predictions on the national scene. For you Foothill fans, the Saugus girls is the only team mentioned.

Fayetteville-Manlius has ruled in girls cross country for many years. Impressive results for F-M boys too. Check out their site.


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