Archive for the April 2017 Category

Jon Wisser an Inspiration to Many

We all have running heroes we admire and are inspired by. Longtime Austin runner Jon Wisser certainly fits that description for many folks. Well respected in the community, Wisser has been a judge serving Travis County since 1975. He began as a justice of the peace, then

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Ready to Run Store Manager Jen Hall Wins at Capitol 10,000; ZAP Fitness-Reebok Team Runs to Victory

Ready to Run Store Manager Jen Hall had a series of setbacks while competing for Purdue University, suffering five stress fractures that limited her collegiate career. But today, Under 55-degree crystal-clear skies, Hall put all that behind her, winning the Statesman Capitol 10,000. Coached by Ryan Ponsonby,

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5K Training: Let’s Get Specific!

Right now, we’re in the heart of spring racing season. That is—before summer sets in, and it really gets hot. The first thing you’ll notice is that there are plenty of 5Ks to choose from. While races like the half-marathon get a lot of attention, there’s still

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Capitol 10,000: One Week to Go…

OK, there’s just one week to go before the Statesman Capitol 10,000, so what’s the best approach to set yourself up for a great race? Speed or not? First off, if you are not a morning runner, try to be one for at least a few days

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Kenyans Top Men’s Race at Austin 10/20; Texas A & M Runner Tops Women’s Field

It’s not too often that someone runs 10 miles in 48 minutes in Texas, but that’s what happened at the final Austin 10/20 race at the Domain on Sunday. The 10/20—so named for the 10-mile distance and 20 bands along the route—is (or was) one of the

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Racing a 5K the Week Before your 10K: Advice from Two New Ready to Run Team Members

The Statesman Capitol 10,000 countdown continues: just two weeks to go now. But first an announcement. Ready to Run would like to welcome two great new team members: Mac Allen and Julie Arocha. Both are highly experienced runners and bring a wealth of knowledge to Ready to

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Capitol 10,000 Countdown Continues

Last week we talked about what workouts to do in the final three weeks before the Statesman Capitol 10,0000, focusing on the “anaerobic threshold” run. Now with only two weeks to go, you’ll probably want to take a look at some other considerations. New shoes or not?

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Are You Ready to Race? Statesman Capitol 10,000 Set for April 23

At 25,000 runners, the Statesman Capitol 10,000 has bragging rights as the largest 10K in Texas. That also makes it one of the big target races on your calendar. Who hasn’t showed up at work the following Monday without having a co-worker ask, “Did you run?” And

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After returning an ill-fitting par of running shoes that I bought online, I turned to Yelp to find a running shoe store. A lot of people do not know, but...

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I had a really pleasant experience here. The woman who helped me was clearly a runner herself and really knowledgable about not just how different running...