Archive for the Central Texas Running Category

Catching Up With Olympian Lennie Waite

If you were one of the 4,000 or so timed finishers in Thursday’s Thundercloud Turkey Trot, then you might have noticed a slightly built blond-haired young woman who ran 28:05 to win the race. Her name is Lennie Waite, and she was born in Paisley, Scotland, grew

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Run Long, Run Well

Well, it’s November, folks, and marathons are starting to happen—the Humana San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon kicks off the Texas marathon season on December 3. What does that mean? It means that a lot of Austin runners are getting in long runs. But what exactly do

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Pinales, Mendez-Cleaver Conquer Hills, Heat and Humidity at Run for the Water 10 Miler

Mark Pinales and Allison Mendez-Cleaver served notice that they’re racing fit at last week’s Run for the Water 10 Miler with convincing wins. Pinales, the 2017 3M Half Marathon champ, signed up for the race at the last minute without having done much training. “I was a

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Central Texas Teams Run Well at UIL State Championship Cross Country

There was heat, hills and humidity at the UIL state championship cross country meet at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock Saturday, but that did not prevent Central Texas teams from doing well. In 5A action, senior Travian Holst, captain of Cedar Park’s squad, helped boost the

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Central Texas High School Cross Country Snapshot

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, there’s one big thing on area runners’ minds…you guessed it: the UIL State Championship High School Cross Country Meet, set for November 4 at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock. So who’s who, and what Central Texas teams are looking good

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The Half Versus the Full Marathon: A Deeper Look…

The legendary marathon runner Bill Rodgers (four-time New York, four-time Boston Marathon champ) once remarked that in order to be a successful distance runner, you need to be part athlete, part scientist. What Rodgers meant was that performing well in endurance sports often leads to a deeper

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Set a PR in Your Next Half Marathon

Last week, we talked about what a great, fast course, the Hill Country Halloween Half Marathon in Cedar Park set for Saturday, October 28 at 7:30 a.m. has. So it’s an obvious choice to shoot for a personal record. There's no question that a PR can be

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Hill Country Halloween Half Marathon a Relative Newcomer

It’s well-documented that the half-marathon is one of the most popular race distances in the country. And why not? You get a strong sense of accomplishment, a great workout for the day, and you recover easily in a day or two—unlike its big brother the full marathon,

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Bryan Morton’s a Man with a Marathon Mission

Two weeks ago, Bryan Morton scored a 5K win at the Casa Superhero Run, posting 15:44, ahead of JT Sullivan’s 15:53. That breaks down to 5:04 per mile—a pretty quick pace. But then again Morton has some pretty speedy PRs: 15:17 for the 5K, 32:01 for 10K,

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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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