The 88th running of the Nike Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays gets rolling tomorrow (Wednesday) at Mike Myers Stadium on the UT campus with two days of multi-events and some qualifying. The main distance events are scheduled
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.
Jack & Adam's Bicycles (300 S. Lamar), one of the iconic bike stores in Austin, has merged with Texas Endurance Sports, a Waco-based company which operates five other bike and multi-sports stores in Texas. As [...]
The Army Marathon and Half Marathon can't seem to catch a break. Last year, the runners endured freezing temps, ferocious north winds with sleet and rain. On Sunday, it was more of the same.
The 37th annual Cowtown Marathon is currently planning to continue as originally scheduled but race organizers are closely watching the weather for potential changes. Yesterday evening the following message was sent out to participants and media:
Even though most of the majors in the Texas winter marathon season—Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas—have already been held (Cowtown and The Woodlands are this weekend), there's still one relatively small Central Texas marathon: The [...]
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.
One of the great traditions about Sunday's Austin Marathon is its Austin Gives Miles charity program. There are least 30 charitable foundations in which marathoners or half marathoners can raise money for a charity of their choosing.
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.)
The Austin Marathon/Half Marathon is going to be here before you know it. If you're one of the 17,000 who are running, this final week will feel like it drags on forever. But trust me on this one: Marathon Sunday--February 15th--is right around the corner.
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 [...]
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.
With the many months of difficult training behind you, the final two weeks before the 2015 Austin Marathon should be a breeze. All the hard work is over and hopefully, you’ve done everything you possibly can to prepare for the 26.2-mile test on February 15th .
Add national champion to Paul Terranova's impressive resume. Terranova, the 41-year-old ultrastud from Austin, won the USATF 100 Mile National Trail Championship on Saturday in Huntsville as part of the Rocky Raccoon series of ultras. In the women's 100-miler, Nicole Studer of Dallas
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.
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.
CEDAR PARK--The one big question looming over the third annual Rogue Distance Festival was whether it would even be held or not. The forecast for Sunday morning was pretty depressing. Ice, rain and the same [...]
The absolute best way to kick start the New Year is by doing the Black Eyed Pea Run on Thursday morning (January 1st) which, for the second year in a row, will be hosted and [...]
Central Texans in search of personal bests flocked to the two big marathons in Texas yesterday: the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon and the BCS Marathon in College Station. Up in Dallas, warm, humid weather slowed the [...]
The vagaries of the Decker Challenge course are such that familiarity with the hills and wind is always a major advantage. Newbies rarely do well on this grinder of a half marathon around Decker Lake [...]
[UPDATED December 3 @ 8:00 AM] Late yesterday Flotrack announced the inaugural beer mile is moving to the Circuit of the Americas track, away from the original location in east Austin. We'll provide more details [...]
It isn’t called the Decker Challenge because it’s a nice Sunday jog around Lady Bird Lake. Hardly. Decker is absolutely one of the toughest road races in Austin and it’s not for the faint of [...]
If you are a regular on the Town Lake trail you'll notice something a little different over the next few days. Hoards of runners of all abilities will descend upon downtown Austin wearing the latest [...]