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25th Anniversary of CapTex Triathlon Set for Memorial Day Monday

Monday May 25th, 2015 will mark the 25th running of the Annual Memorial Day race. This year CapTexTri is expected to field over 2,000 athletes on the downtown streets. Olympic, Sprint, Super Sprint divisions with a combination of individual and Relay categories. 2015 will see the return of the USAT Paratriathlon National Championships for the 3rd time and the addition of a cross-promotional Austin B-Cycles Race. With the multiple races through the downtown streets Texas Running Post will be your race preview and guide.

Central Texas Triathlon Season Kicks off with The Rookie

Sunday morning marked the official start of the triathlon season in central Texas with the first installment of the  Texas Tri Series - the Rookie Tri. In its 11th year, the event featured a 300 meter swim, 11.2 mile ride and 2 mile run. Although designed for beginner triathletes, there were also divisions for Veterans (anyone [...]

To Keep It Going, Mix It Up

One of my favorite quotes ever about running comes from Robert deCastella, who, back in the day, ran pretty fast: “The only secret is that it is consistent, often monotonous, boring, hard work. And it's tiring." The single thing most likely to help you improve in running is consistency.  It isn’t beet juice.  It isn’t [...]

One for the History Books (SchrupThink, April 22, 2014)

There is so much that can be written about yesterday’s Boston Marathon—the 118th edition—I’m not even sure where to begin. Should we discuss the first victory by an American since 1985?  Surely the tactical race is worthy of something:  Almost invariably, the one who goes out in front on the undulating Boston course gets plenty [...]

Are We (Runners) Our Own Worst Enemy? (SchrupThink)

What do you do when you get injured?  What do you do when your training and your recovery don’t balance out and you have to take time off?  What do you do when you’ve found yourself hobbled such that you have to take three or six weeks off—doctor’s orders—and finally admit that hitting reset is [...]

2014 Season Q&A with Triathlete Julie Stupp

The start of the 2014 triathlon season is nearing full swing and as a continuation of our Q&A with area professionals, our newest installment is with University of Arizona graduate and Austin transplant Julie Stupp. Born and raised in St. Louis, she's the only woman in history to compete at the NCAA Championships in both [...]

Changing the Focus (SchrupThink)

The Boston Marathon is around the corner which for many (over 200 runners from Austin, not counting the hundreds others spread across central Texas) is the high point of the year. It is the grandest event of them all, to those who know. We all put in great amounts of time and effort to prepare [...]

Getting Ready for the Big Heat (SchrupThink)

Heeeeeeeere’s Summer! While other, less fortunate parts of the country get another blizzard upside the head, Austin is in the midst of another luxurious (maybe a bit breezy) spring.  Sure, our springs are brief, but they are a thing of real beauty.  And they should be cherished, reveled in and experienced to the fullest because [...]

A Follow Up To Mizuno’s “What If Everybody Ran?” (SchrupThink)

A few weeks back, one of the major footwear companies introduced a marketing campaign in which they asked people to ask the question, What if Everybody Ran? http://www.mizunousa.com/running/what-if-everybody-ran It’s a clever campaign in that it ultimately goes existential by connecting running to our natural inclination to move—were we born to run? After a solitary, crisp [...]

2014 Season Q&A with Pro Triathlete Chris McDonald

The kickoff to triathlon season for professionals and amateurs alike is nearing, and in preparation we're taking a in-depth look with some of the best in central Texas. This week the focus turns to Chris McDonald, a six-time Ironman champion including two top finishes in 2013 (Ironman Lake Tahoe, Ironman Louisville). Hailing from Australia, McDonald [...]