Boxers, Briefs, or La Sportiva?

  Would you post the following query to Facebook? I am currently in the market for new underpants.  I have always used tighty-whiteys but as I am undertaking new challenges in life, I expect I will be in need of something more so that I may rise to the occasion.  Would you kindly share with [...]

2017-10-19T00:32:05-05:00 Categories: Beginner's Corner, Gear, Running Clothes, Training|

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 [...]

How To Maintain and Extend the Life of Your Running Shoes

Let's face it: Running shoes are not cheap. A good, high quality pair of running shoes from a reputable manufacturer will set you back at least $120. Nevertheless, it's a good investment in terms of your health and fitness. But we can make that investment last longer by taking care of your shoes.

How Many Miles Can You Expect and How To Extend The Life of Your Running Shoes

There's no getting around it: Running shoes are not inexpensive. Fortunately, a good pair of shoes is the only piece of equipment we absolutely need. So we're all concerned with getting the most miles out of our shoes.

2017-10-19T00:32:10-05:00 Categories: Gear, Running Clothes, Running Shoes, Training|Tags: , , , , |

Running Shoe Rotation: Do You Need More Than One Pair?

One of the most common pearls of wisdom experienced runners have for newbies is that you absolutely do need to buy at least two or three pair of running shoes to train effectively. Many veteran runners advocate just that and have closets full of shoes as proof, but the question remains: Do you really need more than one pair of good running shoes?

2017-10-19T00:32:17-05:00 Categories: Gear, Running Shoes, Training|Tags: , , , , |

What To Look for in Summer Running Shorts

Granted, it's still technically winter but the high in Austin today is 91 and it sure feels a lot like summer. That means a lot of things to different people, but it also means it's high time to get some new running shorts for the spring and summer heat.

2017-10-19T00:32:56-05:00 Categories: Gear, Running Clothes, Training, Training Tips|Tags: , , , , |

What You Need To Know Before Considering Racing Flats

If you're a fitness runner who only rarely enters local road races with a goal of just finishing, read no more. This article is not for you. But if you are someone who challenges themselves several times a year in important races and going for age-group honors, you probably have asked yourself more than once: Should I wear racing shoes?

Beginners’ Guide For Running Shoe Shopping: Choosing the Right Shoe For You

There are so many running shoe brands and and such a wide variety of different models that buying the perfect shoe for you and your running needs isn't always easy. Experienced runners have a pretty good idea what their needs are and which type of shoes has worked well in the past, but for a beginner or relatively new runner, the shoe buying process can be an intimidating, confusing experience.

2017-10-19T00:33:09-05:00 Categories: Beginner's Corner, Gear, Running Shoes, Training|Tags: , , , , |

Tips for Running While Traveling This Summer

Do you travel for business or pleasure? Plenty of us do, especially in the summer when so many of us hit the road. Here are some suggestions for squeezing that run in while traveling.

[Ask the Doctor] Do I Need New Shoes?

My name is Dr. Kim Davis, the Founder of RunLab, and I have been asked to start a monthly contribution to Texas Running Post.  I'm an endurance athlete first and a sports medicine practitioner when I'm not on my bike or running the trails.  It's my hope that you will connect with me on our [...]

2019-05-07T02:22:59-05:00 Categories: Ask the Doctor, Gear, Running Shoes|

Saucony In Austin, Seeking Wear Testers

Saucony Running will be at Texas Running Company from February 9-11, looking for runners will to test prototype models and giving feedback on the footwear. Participants will be asked to run three sets of 10 to 15 minutes segments in the footwear, followed with a questionnaire for feedback. Saucony is providing "Saucony Swag" to all [...]

2017-10-19T00:34:51-05:00 Categories: Gear, News, Running Retail News, Running Shoes|Tags: , , , , |

Get Ready for the Polar Vortex: Here’s What to Wear

As we await for the Polar Vortex to blast Central Texas, we can—at least—be thankful we don't live in the frozen north. We're especially fortunate the type of winter weather we get, doesn't slow us down. At least, not much. Still, the windy, cold weather we're expected to get, forces every Texan to pay a [...]

The Myths About Running Shoes: Separating Fact From Fiction

Buying a new pair of running shoes should be the simplest task in running. But it isn’t. There are so many options and with so much talk these days about gait analysis, minimalism, support and reduced weight, finding the perfect pair of shoes for you can be a bit dicey. Also getting in the way [...]

The Myths About Running Shoes: Separating Fact From Fiction

Buying a new pair of running shoes should be the simplest task in running. But it isn’t. There are so many options and with so much talk these days about gait analysis, minimalism, support and reduced weight, finding the perfect pair of shoes for you can be a bit dicey. Also getting in the way [...]

2017-10-19T00:39:09-05:00 Categories: Gear, Running Shoes, Training|Tags: |

Shoe Abuse: Common Causes, Cures and How To Extend Shoe Life

Let's face the undeniable fact that running shoes are expensive. Certainly, not as pricey as other fitness gear such as bikes, GPS devices, golf clubs or water skis, but we all want to optimize the miles and use we get out of our running shoes. Unfortunately, many of us don't take very good of them [...]

2017-10-19T00:39:10-05:00 Categories: Gear, Race Recovery, Running Shoes, Training|Tags: , , , , , |