Archive for the April 2018 Category

Boston Marathon: Tales from the Front Lines, Part II

Last week we showcased Austin-coached Brooke Hartley, a 28-year old law student who ran a fine 3:27:46 at the Boston. Under extremely challenging conditions. Now we’ll tell Jeff Glaser’s story. Glaser, 52, is coached by Ready to Run’s own Mac Allen of Teammac.  Glaser, a civil engineer

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Boston Marathon: Tales from the Front Lines, Part I

Even given ideal conditions, marathons are challenging: everyone knows that. But what if you train for months, meet a tough qualifying time, and get to the start of the Boston Marathon and you’re greeted by gale force winds, driving rain, and freezing temperatures? What do you do?

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Take Advantage of Your Aerobic Base fro Spring and Summer 5Ks!

Now that spring is in full swing, and summer is peeping from beyond the horizon, many Austin-area runners (except those headed to run Boston on Monday, April 16) are turning their attention to shorter distances like the 5K. You often hear of folks building from shorter races

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Stilin, Baptista Claim Victory in Statesman Capitol 10,000

For the second year in a row, a ZAP Fitness-Reebok runner dominated the Statesman Capitol 10,000.  On Sunday morning, under cool 43-degree skies, Joe Stilin, part of the ZAP Fitness team out of Blowing Rock, NC, topped a field of some 23,275 runners—the fourth largest in the

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Why Coaching Matters

There are plenty of runners who train themselves and never have any outside coaching, and many of them do just fine. But there’s no question that a good coach can be of great benefit to runners of all abilities. One of the most important things a running

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Racing the Statesman Capitol 10,000: Mile by Mile

Your training is done, and the countdown is here. Next week is the biggest race on Austin’s calendar: Statesman Capitol 10,000—set for April 8 at 8:00 a.m. Now that your training is done and you are race ready, the most important part of a successful race day

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