Archive for the June 2017 Category

Coach Ryan Ponsonby on Summer Training

Last week we talked about how to deal with running in Austin’s summer heat—how to survive it. But what about actual training? How does that fit in to summer running? Do you simply drop down your mileage or slow down your pace? Is it a good time

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Austin Summertime Running Tips

Wow. Summer is really here. When you wake up and head out for a morning run and its already 80 degrees and the humidity presses in like a warm blanket, you know another Austin summer is underway. Runners typically slow down considerably during this season. Physiologically, the

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Run Smart

As runners, we love to hear about how good our sport is for us physically. And there’s no question that exercise produces myriad positive changes in one’s body, ranging from greater insulin sensitivity to increased cardiac output, and of course, increased endurance. But what about mentally? Does

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A Top Texas Runner Builds Back

David Fuentes, one of the top runners in Texas, has experienced life at the peak of the sport. He’s won the San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon (2011), and is a three-time winner of the Austin Half Marathon. And in 2016, he was part of the gold-medal winning

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Recover Now, Race Faster Later

It’s generally understood that you can maximize your training and progress with optimal recovery practices. So it stands to reason that when you are stingy with recovery, you “minimize” training progress. Ask any coach or runner, and they’ll no doubt agree. Mac Allen, a staff member at

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