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Set a PR in Your Next Half Marathon

Last week, we talked about what a great, fast course, the Hill Country Halloween Half Marathon in Cedar Park set for Saturday, October 28 at 7:30 a.m. has. So it’s an obvious choice to shoot for a personal record. There's no question that a PR can be

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Hill Country Halloween Half Marathon a Relative Newcomer

It’s well-documented that the half-marathon is one of the most popular race distances in the country. And why not? You get a strong sense of accomplishment, a great workout for the day, and you recover easily in a day or two—unlike its big brother the full marathon,

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Bryan Morton’s a Man with a Marathon Mission

Two weeks ago, Bryan Morton scored a 5K win at the Casa Superhero Run, posting 15:44, ahead of JT Sullivan’s 15:53. That breaks down to 5:04 per mile—a pretty quick pace. But then again Morton has some pretty speedy PRs: 15:17 for the 5K, 32:01 for 10K,

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Race Your Way to Race Fitness

Got a big race goal coming up? If so, you can use other races to train for it. What this means is that you can use a series of races as building blocks to the bigger event. Suppose you have set your goal to do well in

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Hive Five Rolls out a New Course for the Austin Marathon

High Five Events, the folks organizing the Austin Marathon, have announced a new course for the event, set for February 18, 2018, and have provided prospective runners with a detailed map of the course. The course, which a decade ago was a downhill point-to-point run, remains a

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The Benefits of Group Running

What do high school cross country, collegiate running and putting in the miles as life-long runner have in common? You’ll always do better and enjoy the sport more when training with a group. Maybe it goes back to the origins of running when primitive hunters chased down

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In Praise of Tempo Runs

Sure, the term “tempo run” does not conjure up the same images as “speed work,” but as former Olympian and long-time running guru Jeff Galloway says, “There are many different roads that lead to race fitness,” and there’s no denying that tempo runs play an important role.

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What Does Your Mile Time Mean?

What’s your mile time? Now that’s a question most runners like to answer with pride. Even though races are often measured in kilometers, the mile is a measurement that everyone can relate to. Your mile time has deep meaning, both emotionally and physically. Austin’s 2008 Olympic 1,500-meter

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Austin’s Frank Livaudais: 200 Marathons and Counting

Many runners set lofty goals pertaining to speed and distance. But in terms of sheer long-term accomplishments, it’s hard to beat the feat that Austin’s Frank Livaudais just completed. Last week, as he crossed the finish line of the Humboldt Bay Marathon in Eureka, CA, Livaudais finished

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How to Break Through a Running Plateau

If you are like many runners, sooner or later you encounter a “plateau” in your running. You’re stuck in the same place. What to do? Fortunately, there are a number of plateau-busting strategies. Former Austin running coach Greg McMillan (now in Flagstaff, AZ), widely considered one of

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