LIFE TIME TRI CAPTEX: RACE MODIFIED TO A BIKE AND RUN FORMAT. Due to Austin weather conditions over the last 24 hours, water conditions are deemed unsafe for swimmers and thus, the swim portion of the triathlon has been cancelled.
With better odds then the lottery, it’s inevitable that you will cross paths with mother natures in the sport of triathlon. Depending on which weather service you look at, the 25th Annual CapTex Tri is likely see a 100 percent chance for soggy conditions on race day.
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.
With the start of the 2014 season in gear Texas Running Post wanted to catch up with Austin’s Pro Husband and Wife Triathlon Duo Brandon and Amy Marsh. TRP: For those who don’t know, Who/What is Team Marsh? We're 'just' Brandon and Amy or Amy and Brandon Marsh. Several people in Austin and other pros [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
During the long and scenic shuttle ride up the driveway to the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa, I felt a slight foreboding about trying to pace people for the Zooma Half Marathon. If you've ever driven that road, you understand. Monstrous hills. However, that fear melted away as soon as I stepped off [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
There was a time, long before GPS and heart rate monitors, before science began to influence how we schedule our training, how we prepare ourselves for racing, that training was much, much simpler. Science has been valuable to help us define, quantify and qualify what we do, but as you may have heard, there’s nothing [...]
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 [...]