Archive for the Central Texas Running Category

Bill Schroeder’s 50-State Marathon Journey a Lesson in Goal Setting

Bill Schroeder is not the kind of guy to do things half-way. So when he made up his mind to run a marathon in all 50 states, he decided he’d set a goal of running all 50 clocking sub-four hour times in each. Schroeder, 56, began his

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Fuentes Makes 2018 USA World Mountain Running Championship Team

David Fuentes has racked up quite a few running and racing accomplishments over the past few years, including winning the San Antonio Rock ‘n Roll Marathon in 2011, and more recently, posting three victories in the Austin Half Marathon three. But making the USA’s Mountain Running Team

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Satterwhite One of Five Austin Runners to Conquer Western States 100

At the crack of dawn on June 23, 369 runners lined up in Squaw Valley, CA to tackle the world’s oldest 100-mile trail race. Among them were five Austin runners: Ted Davison, Kyle Rodemacher, Joe Cooper, Billy Satterwhite, and Rick Russell. While most of us were out

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Despite Slight Dip in Race Registrations, Running Still a Thriving Sport

Back in 1972, sports coverage included a piece on Frank Shorter, just after he won gold in the Olympic Marathon in Munich. To date, Shorter remains the only American man to win an Olympic gold medal at that distance. Joan Benoit Samuelson set the bar for American

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Full Spectrum of Summer Races to Choose from.

While many runners use the summer as a time to back off and regroup, there are still plenty of races to keep you sharp if you’re interested. And the offerings feature more than just 5Ks: you’ve got the full spectrum to choose from, from track meets to

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Young Runners Compete, Meet Greats at Portland Distance Festival

What would it be like to travel to the heart of track country and get to compete and meet some of the top athletes in the world? Well, members of the Spartan Running Club did just that. Paul Carrozza, track and cross-country coach at St. Stephen’s School

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What is Running Economy, and How Do You Improve it?

There are lots of ways to improve your running, and most of them we know. However, there is one mysterious phrase that comes up often that not many of us are too familiar with. It’s called “running economy”. So what exactly is running economy, and how do

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Van Der Merwe’s Training Nets Big Win at Life Time Tri CapTex

Natasha Van Der Merwe likes the saying, “Greatness is a Result of Perseverance.” It’s fitting then, that she stood atop the podium in first place last week after racing the Life Time Tri CapTex eight times over the years—including placing second once and third twice. Exercise physiologists

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Respect the Heat

OK it’s officially hot out now, and in Central Texas, that means very, very hot. And not just for a few months. We’re talking for the next six months or so…Yes, we all know that when it’s hot out you need to drink more water when you’re

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Tempo Runs are a Great Addition to Your Training “Arsenal”

Last week, in the wake of the UIL Track Championships, Ready to Run took you through a variety of speed/track workouts. And while track workouts are fantastic, there’s another way to build strength and speed (with an emphasis on strength), and it’s called “tempo” running. So what

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