Archive for the December 2018 Category

Figuring Out Your Long Runs

All runners—whether high school track and cross country or seasoned marathoners—know the value of long runs. From a purely physiological standpoint, running long: Increases the number of mitochondria in your cells Creates denser capillary beds; especially in the calf muscles Improves mechanics and efficiency Helps the body

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Austin Marathon Continues to Build Elite Field; Women’s Field Likely Best in Years

The Austin Marathon, set for February 17, 2019, recently announced the third round of elite athletes on the roster, and it’s looking like it will be quite a competitive race. In particular, the women’s field looks to be the deepest in years. Three more sub-three-hour marathoners have

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Everybody Loves a Good Comeback!

Everybody loves a good comeback story, so how about two of them? Let’s start with Desiree Ficker Berry. As you may know, Berry (then Desiree Ficker) was a nationally ranked Austin-based triathlete who is perhaps best known for placing second in the Ironman World Championships in Kona

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How They Did it: Five Austin Runners Hit Olympic Marathon Standard at the California International Marathon

The California International Marathon has long been known to be one of the fastest courses in the country. And held during the first week of December, it’s frequently blessed with great running weather. This year was absolutely ideal—high 40s and low 50s made for perfect marathon-running conditions.

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Running When it’s Cold? No Problem

One of the best things about running is that you can do it year round in basically any weather. It’s nearly Christmas, Austin’s heat is just a distant memory, and yes, it’s getting colder out (for the most part!). While cold weather running can be a bit

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