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The 3M Half Marathon is one of the Texas capital city’s largest distance road racing events. The 3M Half Marathon follows a fast, fun, mostly downhill course through an urban setting. This chip-timed perennial Austin favorite offers one of the best goodie bags in distance running. The 2013 event features an expo and benefits Communities in Schools of Central Texas.

Reach A Mental Peak for 3M and/or Austin Marathon

As two of the most important races on the ATX race calendar approach - 3M Half Marathon (this Sunday, January 25) and the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon (February 15) - many Austin runners will be aiming for a peak performance and/or PR in either one or both of these key races.

How To Mentally Focus During Upcoming Half or Marathon

With three of the biggest, most important races in Austin coming up— the Rogue 30-K (January 11), the 3M Half Marathon on January 25 and the Austin Marathon (and Half) on February 15th—one of the most important factors which will determine how well you run in these great races is your ability to concentrate. Without [...]

Use Shorter Races This Fall To Build Marathon Success

Running a marathon isn’t quite as simple as waking up one morning and deciding to jump into the starting corral and cruise through 26.2 miles. If it were that easy, everyone would do it. Nor would it be as rewarding and as great a life-affirming experience as completing a marathon can be. Instead, training properly [...]

2014 Season Q&A with Pro Triathlete Kelly Williamson

With the start of the 2014 triathlon season nearing, TexasRunningPost.com is kicking off a series of interviews with central Texas professionals. In the first installment, we sat down with one of the hottest names on the series right now - Kelly Williamson. Hailing from Illinois, she has called Austin her home since 2006 along with husband/coach [...]

Another Great Year In the Books for 2013-14 Distance Challenge Series; Jennifer Harney and Erik Stanley Win Overall Titles

The 2013-14 Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge Series is in the books after a string of six high quality races of varying distances that defined the fall and winter racing calendar. No word yet on 2014-15 dates yet, but there are almost always changes to the races that make up the Distance Challenge. A brief [...]

Your Weekly Texas Running Post Round Up (Jan. 19-25, 2014)

Rock 'n' Roll Series Launches New Elite Program SAN DIEGO—Reaffirming its historical commitment to elite runners, Competitor Group Inc., (CGI), owner of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, has announced plans for an elite athlete program that supports top-tier and developing international and American athletes in 2014. Key elements of the program include...   Meb, [...]

Williamson Repeats, Erik Stanley Continues Dominance at 3M Half Marathon

On what couldn't have been a more perfect morning for a race in central Texas, the 20th Annual 3M Half Marathon lived up to it's billing. A favorite because of the net downhill, point-to-point course, runners were bolstered by sub-40 temps at the start line and a slight north wind to push them from behind. [...]

3M Half Marathon: 8000 Expected for Downhill Doozie on Sunday

If there's one race in Austin which is usually regarded as the best and the one runners return every year, it's this Sunday's 19th annual 3M Half Marathon. Long recognized as one of the top half marathons in the country, 3M has earned a substantial national recognition due to its lightning-fast, north-to-south course, peerless race [...]

Dealing With Pre-Race Nerves Before 3M and Austin Marathon

For newbies attempting their first 3M Half Marathon on Sunday or the Austin Marathon (February 16), this can be a nervous time. Even more so as the big day draws near. But for veterans and beginners alike, those last few minutes before the half or marathon finally begins can be tremendously agonizing. You will undoubtedly [...]

3M Half Marathon – The Best Race Packet Ever?

The fastest half marathon in Central Texas offers participants more than just a great chance at a PR on a net downhill, point-to-point route. This year 8,000 runners will receive a bevy of 3M products for the race's namesake, chock full of items you always need around your house or at your office. The 3M [...]