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Race-Day Strategies

You’ve trained. You’ve tapered. You’re ready to unleash the power and set a PR for some of the big races coming up like this weekend’s 3M Half Marathon (January 20, 2019), and the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon, set for February 17, 2019. But are there things

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Austin Marathon Continues to Build on Deep Elite Field

A few weeks ago, we gave you  an update on the elite field for the Ascension Seton Austin Marathon presented by Under Armour (set for February 17, 2019), focusing on the depth of the women’s field, which includes Olympic Trials qualifier Heather Lieberg (2:40:38);  Carter Norbo (2:48:35,

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3M Half Marathon Training and Race Day Tips from the Elites

OK folks, we’re just two weeks out from the 3M Half Marathon—one of the fastest 13.1-mile races in the country. Its reputation as a PR-setting downhill point-to-point course always attracts a top field. Elite runners from around the country use it as a tune-up for upcoming marathons,

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Figuring Out Your Long Runs

All runners—whether high school track and cross country or seasoned marathoners—know the value of long runs. From a purely physiological standpoint, running long: Increases the number of mitochondria in your cells Creates denser capillary beds; especially in the calf muscles Improves mechanics and efficiency Helps the body

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Austin Marathon Continues to Build Elite Field; Women’s Field Likely Best in Years

The Austin Marathon, set for February 17, 2019, recently announced the third round of elite athletes on the roster, and it’s looking like it will be quite a competitive race. In particular, the women’s field looks to be the deepest in years. Three more sub-three-hour marathoners have

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Everybody Loves a Good Comeback!

Everybody loves a good comeback story, so how about two of them? Let’s start with Desiree Ficker Berry. As you may know, Berry (then Desiree Ficker) was a nationally ranked Austin-based triathlete who is perhaps best known for placing second in the Ironman World Championships in Kona

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How They Did it: Five Austin Runners Hit Olympic Marathon Standard at the California International Marathon

The California International Marathon has long been known to be one of the fastest courses in the country. And held during the first week of December, it’s frequently blessed with great running weather. This year was absolutely ideal—high 40s and low 50s made for perfect marathon-running conditions.

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Running When it’s Cold? No Problem

One of the best things about running is that you can do it year round in basically any weather. It’s nearly Christmas, Austin’s heat is just a distant memory, and yes, it’s getting colder out (for the most part!). While cold weather running can be a bit

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Tunningley, Baptista Tops at Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot Five Miler

Rory Tunningley and Rachel Baptista served notice that they are in great racing shape Thursday as both topped a field of more than 3,800 runners at the Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot Five Miler. Tunningley, a former Longhorn track and cross country ace rocketed out of the Long

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Sneak Peek at Elite Field for Ascension Seton Austin Marathon

He placed third in 2016, second in 2017, and third again in 2018. Could this be Daniel Bishop’s year to win the Austin Marathon? Last year’s third place 2:26:27 was his best time in Austin, so maybe the fourth time will be the charm! But he’ll need

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