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About John Tuggle

John "The Tri Doc" Tuggle is a sports chiropractor in Cedar Park, Texas. He began triathlons locally and has branched out into more endurance type events. He loves most things that involve swimming, biking and running with a special emphasis on trail running.

Safety: Drive it Home

I've written before about the dangers we face while running (here, here, and here) and I am going down that road again today. But I won't offer a list of safety tips or point out ways women should protect themselves--I'm sure you can find a zillion of those with a quick Google search. No, today I'm talking to [...]

2017-10-19T00:32:08-05:00 Categories: Training|Tags: , , , , |

Who Moved My Cheese?

Who Moved My Cheese? I hate change. I've lived in Austin since the year the 360 bridge was completed. I bought my house right out of college. I started teaching at this school five or six years before my current students were born. My dog lived to be almost 19. Lakeline is the "new" mall... that opened in the early 1990s. And so [...]

2017-10-19T00:32:08-05:00 Categories: Training|Tags: , , |

Austin Distance Challenge Twentieth Anniversary Edition

  In 1996, local running legend, former race director, and former Austin Runners Club President John Conley organized a race series to help runners prepare for the Austin Marathon, then in its sixth year.  The races were chosen to increase in race distance each month, from the mile to the marathon.  Over the years, the [...]

One of Austin’s favorite running events, the Zilker Relays

For the 14th time, a little relay race down in Zilker park, has struck again. This is the race that brings many runners ( the field is limited to 1200 ) together with their friends for a short 10 mile race that is 4 equal 2.5 mile legs. I am amazed at the amount of [...]

Juggling life, work, and training for a distance race

"Were you born in Texas?" "Where'd you go to college?" "Do you wax your eyebrows?" These are the kinds of questions seventh-graders ask their teachers the first couple of days of school. I let them get it all out of their systems, then we can move on. But my favorite question of the week came [...]

2017-10-19T00:32:09-05:00 Categories: Training|Tags: , |

2017 Austin Marathon Elite Program

AUSTIN, Texas, September 6, 2016 -- High Five Events, one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States, is excited to introduce the Elite Athlete Program for the 2017 Austin Marathon® presented by NXP. The Elite Athlete Program will become known for its competitive nature and focus on discovering emerging marathon [...]

6th Annual Brain Power 5k/10k Preview

The 6th Annual Brain Power 5K, 10K, Survivor Stride & Kids Run is Central Texas' Race Against Brain Cancer and is slated for Sunday, September 11 at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. The race is grateful for Platinum Sponsorship support from Koko FitClub in Cedar Park as well as many other local and Central Texas supporters [...]

2019-10-29T09:14:48-05:00 Categories: 10K and 10 Miles, 5k, News, Race Previews, Road Races|

An Unlikely Runner

I'm not an elite runner. In fact, when I first started--fresh off the couch--I worried about finishing last, especially at small races. I felt out of place, like it was totally obvious to everyone that I didn't really belong there. I tried to remind myself that I'd gotten into running for myself, not anyone else, [...]

2017-10-19T00:32:09-05:00 Categories: Beginner's Corner|Tags: , , |

Some new changes, but mostly more of the same at TRP.

I have a very exciting post to make today. Let me start off by introducing myself. My name is John Tuggle and I am a sports chiropractor in the Cedar Park area. My friends call me Tuggle. I have been involved in the treatment of athletes for a pretty good while now. My primary focus [...]

Jack’s Generic Triathlon… Hot and Fun Local Tri

It was time again for the staple in the triathlon community to shine. Jack's Generic Triathlon, started by Jack Murray is now running in it's 14th year. The race was hot today, but that's no different than any other year. This race has taken place the last few years at Lake Pflugerville, after moving from [...]