Archive for the Central Texas Running Category

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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Runners Alert: Fall Racing Ahead!

If you have any kids on the cross-country team, then you know that training has already started for the fall season. (Stop by Ready to Run for your cross-country spikes!) Likewise, if you are a running parent, then you know that fall racing season is right around

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Barrett Shows Long Distance Strength in Half-Marathon Win

As popular as half marathons have become, most people don’t think of running one during the summer—especially an Austin summer. But Cate Barrett, who won the Orange Leaf Half Marathon last weekend in New Braunfels is a native Austinite, so that might explain her heat tolerance. It’s

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Want to Set a 5K PR? Learn Pacing!

If you’re in the hunt for an upcoming race, the distance you’ll see most often is the 5K. Though half marathons are super-popular, you just can’t beat the number of 5K races available at any given time in Central Texas. The great miler Steve Scott, who has

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