Archive for the Central Texas Running Category

Take Five: Tips That Runners at all Levels Can Use

Running takes motivation, and part of that motivation comes from—believe it or not—reading about running. It tends to validate our relationship with the sport and allows one to reflect on how running fits in to our own lives. Along those lines, here are five strategies to keep your running

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A Salute to Nike’s Sub-2:00 Marathon Attempt

Exactly 63 years to the day after Roger Bannister became the first person to break the four-minute mile, three men attempted to break two hours in the marathon. Sure, it was a publicity stunt. And yes, the conditions were optimized beyond any normal marathon, but still, ridiculously

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Jon Wisser an Inspiration to Many

We all have running heroes we admire and are inspired by. Longtime Austin runner Jon Wisser certainly fits that description for many folks. Well respected in the community, Wisser has been a judge serving Travis County since 1975. He began as a justice of the peace, then

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Ready to Run Store Manager Jen Hall Wins at Capitol 10,000; ZAP Fitness-Reebok Team Runs to Victory

Ready to Run Store Manager Jen Hall had a series of setbacks while competing for Purdue University, suffering five stress fractures that limited her collegiate career. But today, Under 55-degree crystal-clear skies, Hall put all that behind her, winning the Statesman Capitol 10,000. Coached by Ryan Ponsonby,

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5K Training: Let’s Get Specific!

Right now, we’re in the heart of spring racing season. That is—before summer sets in, and it really gets hot. The first thing you’ll notice is that there are plenty of 5Ks to choose from. While races like the half-marathon get a lot of attention, there’s still

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Capitol 10,000: One Week to Go…

OK, there’s just one week to go before the Statesman Capitol 10,000, so what’s the best approach to set yourself up for a great race? Speed or not? First off, if you are not a morning runner, try to be one for at least a few days

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Kenyans Top Men’s Race at Austin 10/20; Texas A & M Runner Tops Women’s Field

It’s not too often that someone runs 10 miles in 48 minutes in Texas, but that’s what happened at the final Austin 10/20 race at the Domain on Sunday. The 10/20—so named for the 10-mile distance and 20 bands along the route—is (or was) one of the

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Racing a 5K the Week Before your 10K: Advice from Two New Ready to Run Team Members

The Statesman Capitol 10,000 countdown continues: just two weeks to go now. But first an announcement. Ready to Run would like to welcome two great new team members: Mac Allen and Julie Arocha. Both are highly experienced runners and bring a wealth of knowledge to Ready to

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Ryan C.'s Review Ryan C.
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Not sure why this place has such great reviews. I was shocked by how rude the staff were, in fact I was so frustrated that I left and purchased my shoes...

Jake L.'s Review Jake L.
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Bought shoes here on the advice of my podiatrist, and was very pleased with the staff and their expertise. Selections are limited, but they found a...