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Boston Marathon: Tales from the Front Lines, Part II

Last week we showcased Austin-coached Brooke Hartley, a 28-year old law student who ran a fine 3:27:46 at the Boston. Under extremely challenging conditions. Now we’ll tell Jeff Glaser’s story. Glaser, 52, is coached by Ready to Run’s own Mac Allen of Teammac.  Glaser, a civil engineer

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Boston Marathon: Tales from the Front Lines, Part I

Even given ideal conditions, marathons are challenging: everyone knows that. But what if you train for months, meet a tough qualifying time, and get to the start of the Boston Marathon and you’re greeted by gale force winds, driving rain, and freezing temperatures? What do you do?

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Take Advantage of Your Aerobic Base fro Spring and Summer 5Ks!

Now that spring is in full swing, and summer is peeping from beyond the horizon, many Austin-area runners (except those headed to run Boston on Monday, April 16) are turning their attention to shorter distances like the 5K. You often hear of folks building from shorter races

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Stilin, Baptista Claim Victory in Statesman Capitol 10,000

For the second year in a row, a ZAP Fitness-Reebok runner dominated the Statesman Capitol 10,000.  On Sunday morning, under cool 43-degree skies, Joe Stilin, part of the ZAP Fitness team out of Blowing Rock, NC, topped a field of some 23,275 runners—the fourth largest in the

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Why Coaching Matters

There are plenty of runners who train themselves and never have any outside coaching, and many of them do just fine. But there’s no question that a good coach can be of great benefit to runners of all abilities. One of the most important things a running

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Racing the Statesman Capitol 10,000: Mile by Mile

Your training is done, and the countdown is here. Next week is the biggest race on Austin’s calendar: Statesman Capitol 10,000—set for April 8 at 8:00 a.m. Now that your training is done and you are race ready, the most important part of a successful race day

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Sneak Peek at Capitol 10,000 Elites

The Statesman Capitol 10,000—set for April 8 at 8:00 a.m. is expected to attract in the neighborhood of 20,000 runners. But leading the way are a select few—commonly know as the “elites.” It’s a great term for these fleet-footed runners, indicating dedicated training combined with genetic gifts.

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Racing Season About to Kick into High Gear

Most people consider the Statesman Capitol 10,000—set for April 8 at 8:00 a.m.—an annual rite of spring, but if you look at the Austin-area racing calendar, it’s just the tip of the iceberg! Get ready, because racing season is about to kick into high gear! On Monday,

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What We Can Learn from Running Legends Roger Bannister and David Martin

This past week, we lost two giants of running: Roger Bannister and David Martin. Though they led vastly different lives, both left an indelible mark on running. Who has not heard of Roger Bannister? His place in sports is immortal. Not only was he the first man

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Coach Mac Allen on Cap 10 Training and Race Prep

Wow, it’s hard to believe, but the Spring racing season is just ahead, with the biggest 10K in Texas only four weeks off. That’s right, the Statesman Capitol 10,000, set for April 8 at 8:00 a.m. is right around the corner. But there’s still time to polish

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