Ready to Run Store Austin, TexasDallas Marathon Will Go On Despite Winter Storm Threat

While the Winter Storm Warning in effect in North Texas has canceled some events, and as of Thursday afternoon only one of two big events scheduled in Dallas this weekend will go on as planned.

Children’s Medical Center canceled its annual parade this Saturday but the MetroPCS Marathon is still scheduled to take place on Sunday morning.


$20 Million Boston Marathon Museum In Hopkington Moves Forward

After a favorable hearing this week in front of the Hopkinton planning board, developers are pushing forward with plans to build a new museum near the town’s starting line for the historic Boston Marathon.

The 26.2 Foundation, a nonprofit named for the marathon’s distance from Hopkinton to Boston, has proposed a 30,000-square-foot International Marathon Center on Legacy Farms Road off Route 85 that would feature memorabilia, a 200-seat auditorium, exhibits, classrooms and event space.


Runners Who Rotate Two Pairs of Shoes 39% Less Likely To Get Injured

You’ve probably been told that running in two or more pairs of shoes throughout the week can lower your risk of injury. According to a first-of-its-kind study, you’ve probably been told correctly, as runners who rotated among multiple models during the 22-week study had a 39% lower risk of running injury than those who almost always ran in the same shoes.

Researchers in Luxembourg gathered information on training volume, injury rate, cross-training, shoe usage and other variables from 264 adult recreational runners.


The Running Event 2013: On The Expo Floor

Greetings from Austin, Texas! This is my fourth year attending the Running Event in Austin, TX. The Running Event (TRE) is a conference and expo for running specialty store buyers. Over 250 exhibitors include dozens of young, start-up companies joining running industry flagship brands such as adidas, ASICS, Mizuno USA, New Balance, Nike, Reebok, Under Armour, and Vibram Five Fingers.

TRE will showcase premier and up-and-coming products in the $800 billion running specialty market that is exploding with new product innovations. The tradeshow runs from December 3 to December 6.


Some Smaller Marathons Suffering Despite Boom

This year’s New York City and Chicago marathons were the biggest in the races’ history; with 50,266 finishers, New York City was the largest marathon in history. When the year-end totals are available, it’s highly likely that 2013 will set a U.S. record for number of marathon finishers.

But as recent news reminds, there’s a concurrent counter story, with some smaller marathons struggling to stay on the calendar.


Lance vs. McCormack in a One-on-One Triathlon

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong could be warming to an unofficial challenge from Australian triathlon star Chris McCormack.

Armstrong was aiming to race at last year’s Hawaiian Ironman triathlon world championships when he was banned from all organised sport for life because of doping offences. The retired professional cyclist was also stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles.


Mueller Farmers’ Market Hosts Bike Fest on Sunday (Austin)

The Thinkery, the new incarnation of The Austin Children’s Museum, opens Sunday, and that means it’ll be crowded at the Mueller development this weekend, site of a popular farmers’ market. If you’re willing to brave the predicted chilly temperatures to get there, you’ll get to enjoy some pretty cool bicycles along with your veggies.

“Peddle for Produce: Bikefest at Mueller Farmers’ Market,” is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Browning Hangar off of Airport Boulevard, at 4550 Mueller Boulevard.