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Bussing, Mendez Race to Victories at Cap 10K

April 10th, 2016|Local Runners - Elites, News, Race Coverage|

An overcast and balmy spring morning in Austin, Texas - not exactly 'perfect' running conditions - did little to prevent more than 20,000 participants from toeing the line at this year's Capitol 10,000. The race eclipse the 20K mark on Friday afternoon, a significant jump from previous years and a return to the days when the event was ranked among the biggest 10k's in the country.

Staying Vertical with David Fuentes

April 8th, 2016|10K and 10 Miles, Local Runners - Elites, News, Race Coverage, Road Races|

On Tuesday, April 5th, William Dyson, of High Five Events, sat down with David Fuentes, 2016 Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier, to talk about the his involvement with this Sunday’s Cap10K, why he likes to lose, and how he kicks back when he’s not running. David also dishes out some advice for anyone looking to PR in their next marathon or half.

Huge Field Expected For Cap 10,000 On Sunday

April 6th, 2016|10K and 10 Miles, News, Race Coverage, Road Races|

The 39th annual Austin American Statesman Capitol 10,000—Austin’s annual spring fling and one of the largest 10-Ks in the country—gets underway Sunday morning (April 10) at 8 a.m. at its traditional starting point on S. Congress Avenue at Barton Springs Road on the Ann Richards Bridge, right across the street from the Austin Statesman. Nearly 20,000 runners, walkers and a wide variety of other costumed things are expected. Last year, more than 18,000 participated in the Cap 10.

Austin Runners Dominate the Lost Pines Trail Runs

March 22nd, 2016|Local Runners - Elites, Race Coverage|

On Sunday, March 20th, runners toed the start line in ideal running conditions. The vernal equinox, or first day of spring, brought about the perfect weather for the Lost Pines Trail Runs, held in Smithville, Texas. With temperatures in the low 40s at the start, participants began their race, either a 10K, half marathon, or marathon, on the challenging terrain at Rocky Hill Ranch. Austinites began to take over the race as temperatures began to slowly climb.

Staying Vertical with Paul Terranova

March 18th, 2016|Local Runners - Elites, Mental Focus - Motivation, Pre-Race Tips, Race Coverage, Training Tips|

Earlier this week, William Dyson sat down with Paul Terranova, 2015 USATF Men's Master Trail Runner of the Year, to talk about the his upcoming race (Lost Pines Trail Marathon), his approach to running, and what occupies his mind on long runs other than Justin Bieber. Paul also doles out great advice that’s applicable to new and seasoned runners alike.

High Five Cancels Three Summer Events

March 2nd, 2016|News|

High Five Events, which owns and operates most of the high-profile multi-sports events in Central Texas, has pulled the plug on three popular summer races. High Five announced on Tuesday that it has canceled Skeese Greets and the Couples triathlons as well as the Dirty Du (a duathlon) and has passed on its operation of the Splash-n-Dash series to Pure Austin.

Meet The Five Individuals Who Have Run Every Austin Marathon Since 1992

February 12th, 2016|News, Race Coverage|

My most memorable Austin Marathon was the one in 1989 run by RunTex which included a 5K, Half Marathon, and Full Marathon. It was my very first running event, so I ran the 5K but was able to stick around at the end to watch the half marathoners finishing at the same time as the full marathoners due to the staggered start. It inspired me enough to continue my training so that I could go the full distance in 1992 when the current Austin Marathon race started.

Austin’s Olympic Marathon Trial Qualifiers Get Ready for LA

February 9th, 2016|Local Runners - Elites, Race Coverage|

The US Olympic Marathon Trials will be held February 13th in Los Angeles and Austin will be well-represented with seven Trials qualifiers. None of the Austinites are expected to contend for one of top three spots for men and women who will go to the Olympics in Rio in August, but for five of the seven, just getting to the Trials has been a victory in itself. The only two with Trials experience - Allison Macsas and Scott MacPherson - are also the healthiest and have the best chance of being competitive in Los Angeles.

Running the Austin Marathon? Here’s How to Carbo Load This Week

February 8th, 2016|Full and Half Marathon, Pre-Race Tips, Race Coverage, Race-Nutrition|

If you're planning to run the Austin Marathon on Sunday, you might have heard about the concept known as "carbohydrate-loading". If you're new to marathoning and unclear what it all means, it's an important concept to understand before this week's final countdown to marathon Sunday. (Carbo-loading isn't advantageous to half marathoners but it isn't harmful either.)

It’s Time To Scout the Austin Marathon Hills

February 2nd, 2016|Full and Half Marathon, Race Coverage, Road Races|

There is absolutely no question that the key to having a good race during next Sunday's Austin Marathon or Half Marathon (February 14th) is having a familiarity with the numerous hills that punctuate both courses. These hills must be run smoothly and well-paced. Push too hard on the uphills and you'll run out of gas. Fly down some of the steep downhills and you'll pound your quads and have nothing left for the tougher uphill portions.

Austin Marathon Strategies for First Timers

January 25th, 2016|Avoid Race Mistakes, Full and Half Marathon, Pre-Race Tips, Training|

Don't look now, but the Austin Marathon is just over the horizon and it will be here on February 14th before you know it. If Austin is your first marathon, you need to start formulating a game plan today. You had a training plan to prepare you for the Austin Marathon; now you need a marathon plan. Failure to have a good one is a prescription for failure.

Jared Carson, Kristen Zaitz Lead Field At 3M Half; Zaitz Betters Course Record

January 24th, 2016|Local Runners - Elites, Race Coverage|

Jared and Megan Carson are expecting their first child—a son—any day now. The soon-to-be pops provided an early birthday present on Sunday morning by winning the 22nd annual 3M Half Marathon in 1:08:23. It was the first half marathon victory of Carson's life and it couldn't have come at a better time for the expectant parents.

6000+ Runners Expected for 22nd Annual 3M Half Marathon on Sunday

January 19th, 2016|Full and Half Marathon, News, Road Races|

On-line registration closes tomorrow night (January 20) at midnight for the crown jewel of the Austin racing season: The 3M Half Marathon. Long recognized as one of the top half marathons in the country, 3M has earned national recognition due to its fast, north-to-south course, peerless race organization and over-the-top goodie bag of 3M products.

Austin Runners Rock PRs in Houston Marathon and Half

January 18th, 2016|Full and Half Marathon, News, Road Races|

HOUSTON - Austinites were so much in evidence in Houston this weekend running the Chevron Marathon, Aramco Half or the ABB 5-K, that it was difficult wherever one went - expo, starting lines, restaurants - to not run into a fellow Austin runner or clumps of them. Every training group from Austin was well-represented with herds of Gilberts Gazelles, Rogue Runners and other groups cruising around downtown.