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Race Weekend is Here: How to Get it Right

As elite marathoner Caitlin Batten said earlier this week as she thought about the upcoming Austin Marathon (7:00 a.m. on February 18), “The marathon is a very tricky race to get right. For one thing, you can’t run multiple marathons back to back. So you really only

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Austin Marathon Elites and Their Race-Day Tips

One week out from one of the biggest races on the Austin Calendar: The Austin Marathon and Half Marathon. This year, the 2018 Austin Marathon has a total prize purse of $20,000. The marathon prize purse totals $15,000 and the half marathon prize purse totals $5,000. That’s

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Two Weeks to go Before the Austin Marathon: Time Your Peak

OK, so we’ve got a big one coming up: The Austin Marathon and Half Marathon on February 18.  Folks, that’s only two weeks away. And while much has been written about “tapering,” most people think it’s just a matter of cutting down the last few days before

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Anatomy of an American Record

In case you missed it, something pretty special happened two weeks ago in Houston: Runner Molly  Huddle set an American record at the Aramco Houston Half Marathon. Huddle ran 1:07:25, trimming nine seconds off of Deena Kastor’s record of 1:07:34 set in 2006. En route to her

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Whelan, Harper Top 3M Half’s Largest Field

Ready to Run store manager Jen Hall, 29 scored a second-place finish today at the 3M Half Marathon in her first attempt at the distance, clocking a 1:17:51 behind Jessica Harper, 25—a former UT track and cross-country ace who hit the tape in 1:15:45. San Antonio’s Anita

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Nailing Your Race Pace on Race Day

No doubt about it, there are some big races coming up. This weekend, the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Half Marathons are happening, and the 3M Half Marathon is just one week away, and the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon is next month on February 18. For

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Running in the New Year

OK, so here we are running right into 2018! Everyone makes some kind of New Year’s resolutions, and runners have their own way of resolving to improve in the coming year. Here’s a list of “resolutions” that you may or may not have made, but are worth

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Favorite Half Marathon Workouts of the Elites

It’s no secret that the half-marathon is one of the most popular of all racing distances, and there are two major half-marathons right around the corner: The 3M Half Marathon set for 7:30 a.m. on January 21 (Stonegate Blvd. at the Gateway Shopping Center) and the Austin

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Getting Off the Beaten Track

Trail running can provide a great alternative to your daily run courses. There are plenty of reasons why trails running can become a part of your training—for starters, trail running works different muscles and can be challenging in different way from road running. Here are a few

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What to Get Your Runner for Christmas? Hint: Cold Weather Running is Fun

Austin had a bit of snow last week, and it’s been pretty cold out since then. Should that hamper your running? Not at all. Cold weather running is some of the best, and can be really fun. From a physiological standpoint, it’s been documented that the ideal

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