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Not another post offering tips for running in the heat

This time of year, every running publication posts articles offering tips for running when it’s hot. You know, wear light-colored clothing, don’t forget a hat and sunscreen, drink lots of water, and avoid running during the heat of the day. But when you live in a climate where summer temperatures don’t drop below 80* overnight, [...]

Coach Bill’s Back to Back Marathons

As a coach, I always tell my athletes that when you finish a race, you should take a moment and jot down some things that went right and things that went wrong.  Best to learn from your mistakes, better to learn from others.   I went into my first double marathon weekend back in January, [...]

8 Tips to Keep You Healthy and Running Without Issues.

 I work in a clinic that focuses on sports injuries and therefore have the ability to see lots of athletes day in and out. I work diligently to help improve outcomes in patients by continuing to learn about musculoskeletal issues. All of my continuing education is concentrated on musculoskeletal issues. I also study competitors, their habits, [...]

Planning Checklist For Your Next Race (Maybe Houston Marathon)

To help ensure you have everything you need prior to your race, on race day, and even after, we have provided a check list. All runners, new and experienced, should use this check list to ensure a successful race! Race Week Check List: Start 4 days (local races) to 7 days (destination races) before your [...]

What do you do when you can’t run?

It’s been eleven days since my last run. Last week at school I was short-tempered, easily annoyed, and rolled my eyes a lot. Coincidence? Or just middle-school-before-winter-break? Could go either way. All I know is that thanks to my continued knee-related running hiatus, my Vivofit has lowered its step-count expectations to the point that it [...]

2017-10-19T00:32:05+00:00 Categories: Injury Recovery, Melissa's Corner|Tags: |

Decker Half Marathon Race Plan and Why Coach Jen Loves It.

DECKER HALF MARATHON Sunday, December 11th @ 8 AM   Race Details: Travis County Expo Center 7311 Decker Ln Austin, TX 78724 Packet Pick-up: Fri 1-5 PM & Sat 10 AM – 4 PM @ Rogue Running – 410 Pressler St. Clothing Drop off @ Mile 2 Weather Forecast: Lows in the 50s w/morning clouds [...]

Austin Marathon Launches Interactive App

AUSTIN, Texas, October 19, 2016 -- High Five Events, one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States, is excited to announce the launch of the Austin Marathon® presented by NXP app. The state-of-the-art app, which is powered by FitRankings, will offer an interactive course map, highlight Austin-centric points of interest, [...]

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+00:00 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+00:00 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 [...]