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Newcomer Normand Tops Tunningley at Schlotzsky’s BunRun 5K

Ryan Normand, 23, served notice that he’s a runner to watch when he beat former Longhorn ace Rory Tunningley at last week’s Schlotzsky’s BunRun at the Domain. Normand, a former Arizona State University track and cross-country standout, who’s gone 14:36 for the 5K is obviously in good

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Kipchoge’s World Marathon Record Proves that Great Middle-Distance Runners Can Become Great Marathoners

When Eliud Kipchoge smashed the world record in the marathon last week, clocking a phenomenal 2:01:39 (shaving more than a minute off the previous world record set four years ago by Dennis Kimett) at the Berlin Marathon, he pretty much cinched the title as the greatest marathoner

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Smart Race-Ready Workouts for the 5K

Most of us know the staples of how to train: speed workouts, tempo runs, long runs, hill work, etc., but applying the right workouts at the right time during the proper phase of your training requires a bit more knowledge. One area that’s often overlooked is what

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Can Running Increase You Cognitive Ability?

Can Running Increase You Cognitive Ability? The answer, as it turns out, is a resounding yes. Running (and physical exercise in general) has a net positive effect on cognitive ability. The evidence is irrefutable. And it’s not just cognitive ability either: the benefits include a reduced response

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JT Sullivan on Competing for Stanford and Post-Collegiate Running

Not everyone gets to compete at a high level for one of the top universities in the country as JT Sullivan did, and he does not take it for granted. Sullivan competed for Stanford University beginning in 2008 and graduated with a degree in economics in 2011.

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Becoming a Better Cross-Country Runner

Doesn’t matter whether you’re a high-school runner, collegiate athlete, or a now-and-then racer, when fall approaches, thoughts naturally turn to cross-country running. It’s a time-honored tradition, and a great way to change up the regular routine of road training and racing.  Of course, the next step is:

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Fast-Finish Workouts to Finish Strong in Races

We all know that the toughest part of any race, be it a 5K cross-country race, a 10K, or a marathon, is the last few miles. Many of us have watched helplessly as our race time goal slips away during the latter part of a race. But

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How to Hit Your Peak for Fall Racing

  Hard to believe fall is just around the corner, and racing season will soon be under way. Most Austin area runners serious about their fall fitness have maintained a decent base throughout the summer. The  question now is, how do you peak for fall racing, and

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Tackling the Unknown: An Austin Runner Heads for the Leadville 100

Can Central Texas-area runners train to run well in some of the most challenging mountains in our country and abroad? You bet. As you may have read on Ready to Run’s blog this past June, Austin’s Billy Satterwhite was one of five runners to conquer the extremely

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The Power of Commitment

The most successful runners share one thing in common: the ability to commit to goals. The great runner Meb Keflezighi wrote in his book Meb for Mortals, that, “Goals form your road map to success. You won’t get near your potential without having good goals. We’re wired

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