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Run for the Water 2016 Race Report

November 7th, 2016|

Run for the Water 2016 Race Report The bonus of waking up at 5:30 and driving downtown before daybreak for a race? Seeing the UT Tower still lit up orange from Saturday's football victory. At that hour, [...]


October 17th, 2016|

I’m not terribly social. Or maybe it’s more accurate to say that I am terrible at being social. Either way, when I first started running, I ran alone. No one in my family or my [...]

Race Report: Run Free Texas ‘80s 8K

October 4th, 2016|

I signed up for this race knowing it was the week before a bigger race on my calendar. I figured five-ish miles was a good week-before-the-race distance, I just wouldn’t push too hard. To be [...]

To Keep It Going, Mix It Up

April 28th, 2014|

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 [...]

Changing the Focus (SchrupThink)

April 8th, 2014|

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 [...]

Getting Ready for the Big Heat (SchrupThink)

April 1st, 2014|

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 [...]

Schrup Think (Jan. 21, 2014)

January 21st, 2014|

Laying the Foundation, Easily Alright, so you’re not really focusing on the fundamentals right now.  Right now the focus is to get through the last few weeks of marathon specific work so you can pull [...]

Schrup Think (Jan. 7, 2014)

January 6th, 2014|

Recently, there were two articles that I found rather amusing, for different reasons. No, no worries.  They’re about running.  I’m not going to ask you to sit through some lecture about time and space and [...]