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Zooma Women’s Series Returns for Seventh Annual Half Marathon

March 18th, 2015|Full and Half Marathon, Race Coverage, Road Races|

Zooma Racing Series will return to Bastrop, Texas on Saturday, March 28th for the seventh annual Half Marathon, 10K and 5K held at Hyatt Lost Pines Resort. With it's annual early spring date it will be yet another great year of bluebonnets and other memorable Texas scenery. While the mostly out-and-back course is hilly, getting lost in the surroundings makes up for it as you soak in the pristine landscape.

Austin Marathon Weekend Kicks Off Tomorrow; New (Old) Start for Half and Marathon

February 12th, 2015|Full and Half Marathon, Race Coverage, Race Previews, Road Races|

By any measure, this is the best weekend of the year for the Austin running community. The level of excitement is palpable as Marathon Sunday approaches. The Austin Marathon and its much larger half are the most prominent events we have that draw the greatest number of out-of-town runners to our fair—running—city. More than half of the registered runners are from outside of the Austin metro.

How To Carbohydrate Load This Week For The Austin Marathon

February 10th, 2015|Full and Half Marathon, Pre-Race Tips, Race-Nutrition, Training|

If you’re running the Austin Marathon on Sunday, you might be wondering about the concept known as “carbohydrate-loading.” If you're new to marathoning and confused about this, it's an important concept to understand before this week's final countdown to marathon Sunday. (Carbo-loading isn't advantageous to half marathoners.)

Scouting the Austin Marathon (and Half) Hills

February 3rd, 2015|Full and Half Marathon, Race Previews, Road Races, Training|

There is absolutely no doubt whatsoever that the key to having a good race during next Sunday's Austin Marathon or Half Marathon (February 15th) are the numerous hills that punctuate both courses. 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 portions.

Road Newbie Will Nation Takes 3M; Allison Macsas Takes Her First

January 25th, 2015|Local Runners - Elites, Race Coverage|

Will Nation can relate. Road-racing experience? Local knowledge? Forget about it. Who needs it? Certainly, not Nation. The 22-year-old recent UT grad won the 3M Half Marathon on Sunday and believe it or not, it was the very first road race of his life. Not just recent college life where track coaches tend to frown on extracurricular activities, such as a frivolous road race.

Perfect Race Weather Forecast for 21st Running of 3M on Sunday

January 21st, 2015|Full and Half Marathon, Race Previews, Road Races|

On-line registration closes tonight (January 21st) 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 lightning-fast, north-to-south course, peerless race organization and over-the-top goodie bag of 3M products.